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The Evanston Community Foundation has announced plans to conduct a number of workshops to help leaders of nonprofit organizations increase their effectiveness.

Built around the theme, “Internal Change/External Impact,” the programs will address such topics as budgeting, public relations, and equity. They also provide networking opportunities for local nonprofit professionals and board members.

Workshops will be held Nov. 12, 2015, Feb. 4, and March 3, 2016 at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., in Room 1A. 

The three workshops in the series are:

“Budgeting: A Mission Support Approach,” to be offered on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Facilitator Tim O’Brien, PhD, Director of Financial Services at Lumity, will address the role of budgeting in addressing operational planning as well as planning for capital items, with an emphasis on technology.

“Compelling Stories, Compelling Causes: Nonprofit Marketing Success,” will take place Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Susan O’Halloran, author of Compelling Causes, Compelling Stories, will help organization representatives use stories as a tool to boost fundraising efforts and media coverage.

“Becoming an Equitable Institution” will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eileen Hogan Heineman and Donique McIntosh, YWCA Evanston/North Shore Racial Justice Program Co-Directors, will lead an interactive session focusing on the intersection of identity and leadership and how to normalize equity and inclusion across an organization.

Online registration is now open on the organization’s website.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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