What if you dedicated one day just to yourself and your own professional hopes and dreams? Would that seem self-indulgent or like the break you need to recharge and get clear on your next steps?
This retreat is exclusively for nonprofit development directors — an opportunity for self-reflection and practical problem-solving to boost fundraising effectiveness for your organization.
In this retreat you will:
• Gain insight into why you chose this work and where it might take you professionally.
• Benefit from the ideas of others and share your expertise with them.
• Brainstorm solutions to workplace challenges and plan next steps to achieve them.
Unlike networking events and fundraising workshops, this retreat is personalized and structured to give you concrete results. Each participant will set a goal related to a current workplace challenge and develop next steps to reach that goal, with feedback and support from the facilitator and other retreat participants.
Leave the retreat energized, motivated, and equipped with fresh ideas to strengthen your development program.
Here's the retreat timeline:
10:00, Introductions and meditation
10:30, Identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs
11:15, Principles of buy-in – skills to engage more stakeholders in fundraising initiatives
12:15, Lunch break
12:55, Masterminding: each participant receives dedicated time to brainstorm around a particular workplace challenge and receive feedback and support from the group
2:40, Mapping out next steps
3:00, Wrap Up
Spaces are limited. Claim your spot today!*
Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 23.
*Your registration fee includes everything – refreshments, lunch, all handouts and a next steps Action Plan.
Focus Data Solutions has provided this retreat space pro bono. In return, participants will receive a brochure with information about their services.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
This special retreat is modeled after Twenty Hats’ popular retreats for volunteer managers. Now you, too, have access to the same proven environment for expanding your professional skills.
Take a look at these comments:
This retreat was fantastic! The most valuable piece I found was getting sound advice from like-minded individuals who understand your struggle and care about the outcome. Many volunteer managers are left alone in their respective organizations to deal with many issues from all departments and it can be overwhelming. It's nice to know there are those out there who can understand this feeling and come up with feasible solutions and not having to explain some of the barriers associated with these solutions.
— Kelly McDermott, Carpenter's Shelter
Attending the TwentyHats volunteer managers retreat was a great opportunity for me. I was able to meet with other like-minded volunteer managers and discuss our day to day dealings when it comes to leading our volunteers. Most beneficial to me was learning about limiting beliefs we often tell ourselves and how to reframe them in a more positive light. I also very much enjoyed the mind-mapping activities and learning about what struggles other volunteer leaders have in their organizations and being able to offer suggestions and best practices, while also being able to receive suggestions from my peers.
— Jessica Towers, DC Central Kitchen
The retreat was a wonderful experience. Elisa did a great job of helping each participant with the challenges they face in the workplace. Everyone had an opportunity to evaluate where they are now in their personal and career goals and set goals for where they would like to be. The session on the types of power people have was truly eye opening and allowed me to see new ways to approach difficult situations. I left the retreat feeling energized and confident in my ability to create positive change within the workplace.
— Nicole Dillon, New Hope Housing
What a great retreat! It was great getting to meet other volunteer professionals and be part of an environment that is welcoming to the sharing of ideas. I was able to leave at the end of the retreat with tangible next steps, including a calendar of volunteer recognition that we had completely overlooked at our agency. I also have a clearer understanding of what steps I need to take now in order to get to where I want to be in my career.
— Navara Cannon, Northern Virginia Family Service
Entering the retreat I had some experience as a volunteer manager but I was relatively new to the field so I was unsure of what to expect. After a few hours and some enlightening conversations, I walked away with new approaches to tackle my work and excited about moving forward.
— Deryck Greene, American Red Cross National Capital Region
This retreat was really enlightening! Having found some processes that work at our agency, I’ve pretty much been on auto drive. After some eye opening worksheets and conversations, I now know the tweaking that needs to be done. And it isn’t going to be “scary” getting out of my comfort zone. Looking forward to future retreats with my peers!
— Nikki Clifford, Food for Others