workshops and events

Establishing Tech Policies for Your Nonprofit 

3 sessions with our partners at Idealware

Thursdays, March 5th - March 19th (10:00am - 11:30am)

If you don’t have written policies—and regular training to ensure that people understand them—your organization may face bigger risks than you think. Over three 90-minute webinars, we’ll walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit.


Members $108 and Not-Yet-Members $135



April Board Leadership Roundtable: Leading Changes as a Board Member

 Executive Director & Board Relationships

**New Date & Time will be determined for late Summer/early Fall**

CHANGE! What makes change so threatening? Maybe because change causes transition, and transition starts with an ending, as William Bridges said. But it also opens possibility, creativity and life. 

It is important that board members show up as their best leader-ful selves to support or lead organizations through times of change and transition. Join NorCAN for April’s Board Leadership Roundtable where we’ll explore organizational change from a governance perspective.

Members $10 and Not-Yet-Members $20 


Executive Director: Board Chair Boot Camp 2020  - SOLD OUT!

**Session 5 on March 26th has been canceled**

Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm January 9, January 30, February 20, March 12, & March 26 

This five-part series will support board chairs and executive directors in strengthening their partnerships, preparing them to better lead and navigate change within their organizations. Organizations must apply to participate. Only 10 organizations will be accepted into the program, lead by Nancy Olson. Nancy has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, professional and personal development, civic engagement, leadership development, philanthropy, and social change. Fee is $300 for Members (only $50 to add a Vice Chair) and $400 for Not-Yet-Members (only $50 to add a Vice Chair) - Includes dinner at each session

Grantwriting Fundamentals

With Carol Vander Meer and Erika Wright

Friday, May 29, 2020 (9:30am-4:30pm)

Northern California Association of Nonprofits invites you to enroll in our grant writing workshop. Join us and learn how to write a successful grant proposal as well as develop skills in:
Grantwriting Planning and Research
Step-by-step information on developing Grant Proposals
Foundation & Government Grants
Discovering Potential Sources of Grants
Working with Funders
Grant submission
Lunch, Coffee, and Tea are included.

Members $90 and Not-Yet-Members $110



Cultural Humility for Organizations

With Meridith Oram

Friday, June 19, 2020 (9:00am-2:00pm)

Many organizations over the years have focused on ensuring that their staff and boards are culturally competent. However competency implies finite learning - a certain level of sufficiency in knowledge and skills that allows one to be deemed 'culturally competent'. Given the many different identities, communities, cultures, ethnicities, faiths, races, and experiences that people have, it is impossible for someone to actually be 'culturally competent' to all people and communities.

An alternative approach is cultural humility, a lifelong learning practice that honors other people's and communities' expertise in their own experiences.

Materials, Coffee, Tea & Lunch Provided

Members $35 and Not-Yet-Members $45



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