The Dayton Metro Library is committed to helping those who are new to nonprofits by offering basic classes such as Nonprofits 101 and Grants 101. In addition to these classes some nonprofit executives have asked for more sophisticated programming. The following classes are going to be offered in August and then during the year on a rotating basis. Take advantage of the longer days of summer to sharpen your skillset!
Branding for Nonprofits
A brand is the sum total of how the public feels about a particular product or organization. It is the emotional response that people have when interacting with or seeing materials about your organization. A successful brand is one that forges a strong emotional connection with its audience. Nonprofits, perhaps even more than other organizations, need to be able to tap into these emotions. Ultimately, nonprofits are trying to get people to rally behind a particular cause. People not only need like them, they need to believe in them.
August 4, 2016 6pm to 8pm at the Temporary Main Library Computer Lab
Nonprofit Strategic Planning
After conceptualizing and conceiving a nonprofit, it's time to sit down and create a strategic plan--the working document that will chart your nonprofit's course through the coming years. A strategic plan identifies your nonprofit's goals for a certain time period (generally one to three years) and outlines how you will achieve those goals. Though your nonprofit will undoubtedly engage in future planning for specific activities, think of the strategic plan as the "master plan" for your organization.
August 11, 2016 6-8pm at the Temporary Main Library Computer Lab
Social Media for Your Nonprofit
Your organization's active presence on social media can be a powerful way to demonstrate your connection to your community, the efforts you are making toward accomplishing your mission, and the impact you have on the sector. Being engaged on social media can encourage funders, donors and volunteers to support your cause in a deeper way.
August 18, 2016 6pm to 8pm at the Temporary Main Library Computer Lab
Nonprofit Social Enterprise
Social Enterprises are defined in many ways, but typically are nonprofit organizations that operate businesses in order to generate revenues and fulfill their missions. The concept has become increasingly common in the past three decades as a result of a combination of government funding cuts to social programs. Other factors promoting the growth of social enterprise include growing nonprofit recognition of the importance of earned income to enable their organizations to use independently generated revenue to support programs that make sense for their communities, build community wealth, and directly improve the job skills of people facing barriers to entry in the workplace. How can your nonprofit begin or build its social enterprise into a healthy bottom line?
August 25, 2016 6pm to 8pm at the Temporary Main Library, Computer Lab
Library Nonprofit & Grant Programs
Contact our Nonprofit & Grants Librarian
Foundation Directory Online Professional (Works at Main Only)
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Works at Main Only)
Foundation Maps (Works at Main Only)
Try our Nonprofit Databases