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Cause Collective Trainings

Cause Collective provides trainings to it's members throughout the year at a discounted price.  We host an array of topics that help your nonprofit become stronger and more efficient, so you and your staff can focus more on serving your clients.


Basic Financials for Board Members

Tuesday March 12th  |  12:00 - 1:30 pm  |  Community Action Program - 210 O Street

This training is for new non-profit board members who come from a non-finance profession to provide guidance on how to fulfill your fiscal responsibilities when serving on a non-profit board. Non-profit board members hold the responsibility for the overall financial health of an organization. Therefore, when your professional area of expertise is in a area not related to Finance, how do you adequately fulfill this responsibility. This training will show you how to read financial statements, look for items of concern and how to ask the hard questions that need to be asked. BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!  There will plenty of time for attendees to ask specific questions related to the Boards they are serving on; as the goal of this training is to have every attendee leave the training with a take a way that they can use to fulfill their fiscal responsibility to the organizations they are serving and care so deeply about.

TRAINER: GRETCHEN THORNBURG is a CPA with over 15 years experience in Non-Profit Accounting Leadership Roles



Managing People: A Workshop for New and Soon To Be Managers

This training will help new managers or those near a promotion learn basic management skills. We will cover things such as delegating tasks, ensuring completion of tasks, handling conflicts and knowing when to bring in your superior. Attendees will learn about these tasks and how to handle it all as a new manager.

TRAINER: KAREN BELL-DANCY, Executive Director of the YWCA




Friday May 17th, 9:00 - 10:30am  | Region V - 1645 N St.

Who will pay the bills? Who will manage the grants? Who will keep the organization from falling apart? A board's greatest fear is often that that a strong executive director or key employee will leave or take significant time off. Every organization should have a plan in place to address these concerns. A good plan will address an emergency or a planned departure. Learn how to have this conversation with the board now to put everyone at ease. You'll learn what should be in your plan, get a template to use, and have your questions answered. Board members and EDs will both benefit from this training.

TRAINER: INGRID KIRST has been a leader in Lincoln's nonprofits for the last 20 years. Having been a part of three executive director transitions, Ingrid has valuable information to share on how to make it work well. Ingrid is now an independent nonprofit consultant, focusing on developing the skills of nonprofit leaders. Visit her site at ingridkirstconsulting.com