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All our workshops will be held at Olympic College, Poulsbo Campus, 1000 Olympic Way, PoulsboRooms 119 and 120.

    Half Day Workshop: How To Create A Nonprofit Communications Plan From Scratch
    June 22, 2017
    8:30 - Noon

    This workshop has been approved for 3.5 CFRE Credits
    Walk in with questions, walk out with a plan that details how and when to broadcast your message so more of the right people receive it!  We welcome Allison Carney to Kitsap! Allison's entire career has been dedicated to helping nonprofits. In Seattle, she develops communications strategies for organizations--from planning wide-reaching campaigns to coaching staff on best practices in social media. She frequently gives trainings and speaks at events on how nonprofits can effectively and realistically improve their communications. Previously, she led communications departments, created and implemented communications strategies, and launched an online community for foundations. She has her master’s degree from Georgetown University in public relations and her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She knows what it's like down in the trenches and her accessible, relatable style makes communications seem easy! This workshop will train you to turn your organizational goals into an ACTIONABLE communications plan tailored to your organization's specific needs. You'll learn how to:

    Trainees will learn how to:

    • write communications goals
    • name key audiences
    • create compelling messages,
    •  identify channels and influencers,
    • list tactics, and
    • and develop a calendar and budget.

    Half Day Workshop: Technology Made Easy
    September 14, 2017
    8:30 - Noon
    Discover technology that will help your organization run smoothly and efficiently. Find low-cost solutions for file sharing, email integration, data gathering, organizing, marketing, and much more! In fact we are tailoring this conference to your needs now. If you'd like to tell us what specific issues impact your nonprofit most, email Ani.

    We are excited to have Jason Boerner, IT Infrastructure Program Manager for 501 Commons nonprofit center as workshop leader!  Jason has spent nearly 20 years solving complex business problems using his deep IT background in national and global roles for companies like Microsoft, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Caradigm, True Blue, and Wells Fargo. Jason  holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Montana State University and studied formal language design at the University of Utah. 

    501 Commons' mission is to boost the capacity of nonprofit organizations to thrive over the long term and effectively serve the community. They are a valuable resource and education center for nonprofits in Washington State and beyond.

    Half Day Workshop: Volunteers
    November 17, 2017
    8:30 - Noon
    Find them! Keep them! Organize them! Come learn all the tips, tricks, and tools that can get your volunteer resources where you need them to be when you need them to be there.


    Full Day Workshop: Social Media For Nonprofits
    March 23, 2017
    8:30 - 4:30

    This workshop has been approved for 6 CFRE credits.

    You know those books "How to...for Dummies"? What if someone wrote one for social media? Wouldn't it be great if that person could just come here in person and give an awesome workshop? Guess what? He is! We welcome John Haydon, author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies to Kitsap, as he brings his practical, how-to knowledge and accessible style to our nonprofits. John has over a decade of experience helping nonprofits market efficiently and effectively. He will cover a variety of topics and tools to help you better manage social media for your nonprofit.

    Join us as we explore ways to make your social media practice more effective, from policy and planning, increasing traffic, and innovative new software available to nonprofits.

    Final Agenda

    8:00-8:30am - Check in and Greeting
    8:30-9:30am - Setting A Good Foundation: Crafting A Social Media Marketing Plan and Policy
    9:30-9:45  - Break
    9:45-10:45am - Storify your content! Learn to tell more powerful stories at the right time.
    10:45-11:00 - Break
    11:00-Noon – Facebook Fundamentals For Nonprofits: Boosting Engagement With Content and Ads
    Noon-1:00 - Lunch and break
    1:00-2:00pm - Eye Candy: How to Leverage Instagram and Pinterest + Top 3 DIY Video Services
    2:00-3:00pm - High Traffic: Cool Tools to help you Keep Calm and Build Followers
    3:00-3:15  - Break
    3:15-4:15pm - Professionally Tweeting: How Can Twitter and LinkedIn Work For You?
    4:15pm - Goodbye and See you next year

    Workbooks Provided

    • Social Media Tools Guide – 51 different tools based on category
    • Facebook Ad Planning Workbook
    • 1 page Social Media Marketing Plan Guide For POST Method
    • Nonprofit Marketing Personas Book

    All our workshops will be held at Olympic College, Poulsbo Campus, 1000 Olympic Way, PoulsboRooms 119 and 120.