Communication Training
Can we get along with “the other?” This half-day workshop delves into the findings of robust moral psychology research and provides tools for improving communication with those who have different values.

People are hungry for ways to bridge the painful divide that has developed between conservatives and liberals. While most of us are unlikely to have the opportunity or power to make an impact at a national level, or even a state level, we can all change the way we relate to each other as individuals. That’s where all change happens anyway.

Finding common ground with folks on the other side of the political divide seems hopeless, and maybe it is. Instead of looking for common ground, what if we can understand our differences, value our differences, and develop empathy for each other? This workshop shows you how to do just that.

Diversity Training
Almost every organization offers diversity training. And almost every diversity training covers the same ground. Your staff can review the concepts of bias, awareness, and respect without being quite so bored. Try something new, or stick with something familiar. I  develop and present interactive diversity trainings that your staff will enjoy attending.
Politics in the workplace
Wealth and class
Religion and spirituality in the workplace

Speaker Coaching
Are you comfortable with public speaking? Can you engage audiences?

Public speaking is at least two things.
1. The most feared of the phobias.
2. The key to career advancement and communication.

Let me help you overcome your fear so you can move forward.

I can help with:
Individualized public speaking coaching
Preparing and coaching elevator pitches
Developing talking points and key messages
Speech writing
Coaching staff and clients for events.

Strategic Planning
Crafting a well-thought-out strategic plan is a proven approach to help organizations become more effective. Even though they sometimes sit on a shelf and never see the light again, even the act of creating the plan will make your organization more likely to reach your goals. A really good plan will inspire you to take if off the shelf and make sure you are on track.

As we work together on your strategic plan, I will help you and your organization look at your history, your current state, and your potential, carefully assessing opportunities. In the end, you will have a strategic plan  to guide you and a work plan with realistic timelines, allocations of resources, and ways to measure success.

Starting with a complimentary one hour consultation, we’ll look at your current fundraising infrastructure and future plans. You’ll talk about your ideas, your agency’s needs, and what kind of funding you think is available. I’ll talk about what I think would move you forward. If you’re interested in my help, I’ll prepare a scope of work with some ideas about how to fund my services.  Some of the things I help with: donor relations and appreciation, major donor visits, appeal letters, websites, Facebook and other social media.

I’ve been working with the Salesforce CRM for several years.  Salesforce can make donor management so much more powerful for you. Let’s come up with a plan that fits what you need.

Grant Writing
Most nonprofits depend on grant funding for part of their budget. My 10 years of experience and good relationships with regional foundations will give you an advantage over the competition.

Board Training
Every nonprofit needs a training plan for their board.  We’ve all heard horror stories about boards that didn’t have training.  There are things a board can take for granted, and things they can’t.

These four topics are the most requested, and the most needed:
Board roles and legal responsibilities
Evaluating and supervising your director
Recruiting new members
Fundraising basics.

Nonprofit Marketing Strategies
Do you want to do good things? You need to convince a broad array of audiences to help you. We are quickly moving toward a world where most people get most of their information online. If your nonprofit is not developing communications strategies for your website, social media, and email newsletters, you are becoming obsolete—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s talk about a plan for marketing that fits your agency’s resources.

Staff Training
If I’m working with you, I’ll happily provide a free one-hour Public Service Loan Forgiveness training. If you have staff with outstanding college loans, they need to know about this program, which could result in their loans being completely forgiven if they work for a non-profit for 10 years.

Let’s get started.

Heidi Venture

Expanding Your Impact