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Featured Stories: Workshops, trainings & convenings

“Seek more of yourself.”

“There’s nothing really above me I can’t do.” These words, by Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders graduate Charles Rivers, encapsulate the intent of the program. NTL is a 9-week training program for potential community leaders and board members, especially those who are new or unfamiliar with nonprofit board service. Learn More »

Applications Open for 2018 Leadership Program

Applications now open for upcoming Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders classes. Deadline is March 5th, 2018. The 9-week course begins March 28 and is offered each Wednesday night through May 24 (no class 4/25) with graduation on May 30th. Learn More »

“What if…” Films for Fall

Mark your calendars for the next two “What if…” films, run by Art Rage Gallery and sponsored by the Gifford Foundation. These free films celebrate how communities endeavor to make change, neighbor by neighbor. Learn More »

StoryGrowing Begins Again!

Read about the newest cohort of StoryGrowing organizations, and about the power of stories to affect change. In fact, a story told at the Info Session led to an immediate donation! Learn More »

StoryGrowing 2.0 Launches

Workshops, one on one planning, personal “Sherpa,” hours of coaching, practicums, peer learning and most importantly – storytelling! Sign up by July 15 for Information Session to learn how to apply! Learn More »

Unique Workshops on Nonprofit Board Diversity

Join a unique combination: a workshop on the important topic of board diversity, coupled with the opportunity to network with the new graduates of our leadership training program, Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders. APPLY BY MAY 4. Learn More »

Growing Stories in our Community

There were words. And pictures. And video. And laughter. And singing. There were stories. Eleven nonprofits capped off six months of workshops and coaching in the art of telling their story with a fun celebration. Learn what happened at “Growing Stories in our Community.” Learn More »

New Leaders for the Future

“I cannot be halfhearted about the organization or I will be unlikely to invest in its future” – outcomes of our third Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders program. Learn More »

Funders Collaborate on StoryGrowing

In the spring of 2016 eleven organizations began a nine-month learning program called StoryGrowing, a new initiative to build nonprofit and community capacity in storytelling. What’s next for the participants? Learn More »

Spring Workshops and Trainings

It may still be winter, but we’re busy thinking about our Spring Training. With us, it’s boards, stories and funding strategies instead of baseball. Here are the four workshop and training opportunities we’ve got on the horizon! Learn More »

Appreciating a Strengths-Based Approach

In June Heidi Holtz, our director of research and projects, attended a week-long training in the strengths-based organizational model called “Appreciative Inquiry.” In this post she shares what she learned and its potential for our community. Learn More »

Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders

The dates for the 2018 Nourishing Tomorrow’ Leaders Course have been announced. This program to train future board members and community leaders runs March 28-May 30. Applications open February 5. Learn More »

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