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Webinar: How to Find Grant Opportunities (In Maryland)

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The Word Woman LLC's Summer Webinar Series offers virtual training for nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers as well as those who are interested in the nonprofit sector. Deepen your understanding of core areas for nonprofit success at one or all of the webinars!

In How to Find Grant Opportunities (In Maryland), you will learn:

* the different types of grant sources

* where to find grant opportunities

* how to know which grant opportunities are right for your organization (and project)

* tips and tricks for finding grant opportunities is lesser known places


And be sure you also register for the other webinars in the series:

Grant Writing for Beginners
July 20, 2017 * 2:00PM (EST)

In this webinar, you will learn:
* how grants fit into a nonprofit's overall fundraising strategy
* how to identify funders that may have an interest in your activities
* how to assess your project fit with a prospective funder's interests;
* the standard sections of a foundation proposal; and
* tips for increasing your chances for success.

How to Start a Nonprofit
July 31, 2017 * 7:00PM (EST)

In this webinar, you will learn:
* what you must do before "the paperwork";
* who you need on your team...because you cannot do it alone;
* the state and federal government agencies you will need to file paper with;
* the difference between nonprofit, tax-exempt, and 501(c)(3)...they are not the same; and
* how to select a board of directors, how obtain tax-exempt status, how to plan your first year, and more.

Nonprofit Startup -- How to Create Mission and Vision Statements August 3, 2017 * 7:00PM (EST)

In this webinar, you will learn:
The foundation of any successful nonprofit are clearly defined mission and vision statements because they guide your efforts and help you to create the change and have the impact your nonprofit was founded to achieve. When they are unclear, it is difficult to stay focused and to engage supporters. Learn how to develop new or fine-tuning your existing mission and vision statements.

How to Build a Strong Nonprofit Board
August 7, 2017 * 2:00PM (EST)

In this webinar, you will learn:
* what it means to serve on a nonprofit board
* Life stages of a nonprofit board
* Board roles and responsibilities
* Friend-raising, fundraising and the board

Making Sense of Nonprofit Bylaws
August 10, 2017 * 2:00PM (EST)

In this webinar, you will learn:
* the purpose and use of nonprofit bylaws
* key components of nonprofits bylaws
* how nonprofit bylaws, if used properly, are a powerful tool that enables nonprofit boards to govern and protect the organization, increase its effectiveness, and ensure its sustainability

How to Recruit, Manage and Maintain Nonprofit Volunteers
August 17, 2017 * 2:00PM (EST)

In this webinar, you will learn:
* the various types of volunteers
* how to assess your volunteer needs
* resources for recruiting volunteers at various level and skillsets
* what should be included in your volunteer position descriptions
* what to include in volunteer training
* how to show your volunteers that you appreciate them

Instructor Profile: All sessions of the Summer Webinar Series will be taught by Michelle Nusum-Smith, owner and principal consultant at The Word Woman LLC. Michelle has nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience, including board, chief executive, fundraiser/grant writer, program staff and volunteer. Her training participants benefit from Michelle's real-life experience coupled with her continued professional development through memberships with Grants Professionals Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Maryland Nonprofits. In 2016, Michelle became licensed to offer consulting services for the Standards for Excellence® program by completing an exclusive professional development initiative that gives independent consultants the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across the country interested in learning about and implementing the Standards for Excellence code. She has extensive experience in many areas, concentrating on organizational development, board recruitment and development, fund Development, and strategic planning. She is a graduate of the Honors Program at Coppin State University where she earned a BS in Management Science with a minor in marketing.

Cancellation Policy While The Word Woman LLC strives to ensure there are no disruptions in our training dates, there may be occasion where issues arise that are out of our control. As a result, we are committed to re-scheduling the program as soon as possible and providing options to participants.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? info@thewordwomanllc.com or 240-215-4984
What is the refund policy? Webinar fees are refundable when requested via email to info@thewordwomanllc.com no later than three days before the session is scheduled to begin. No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the session.

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