Reemergence Learning Series with Washington Food Coalition

Washington Food Coalition with support from WSDA is partnering with Nancy Bacon Consulting to provide educational opportunities for our community

Nonprofit Financial Strategy
in Response to Crisis
October 27, 2020 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Presenter: Scott Schaffer

The current public health crisis has disrupted your operations and funding sources, with longer-term impacts that remain unknown. You face immediate budget impacts and potentially serious threats to sustainability. You need help navigating your way through this situation and bringing your board and funders along to a place of greater sustainability. That is what this online course is all about. You will receive a toolkit of information to support your learning and to bring back into the life of your organization.

Financial strategy workbook
Financial strategy presentation – notes
Internal subsidies video (6 mins) | article

In support of this session, we have created resources on other important financial/fundraising topics:

Scott Schaffer, Principal of Public Interest Management Group, is a nonprofit sector thought leader on financial health and sustainability. As past CEO of organizations in the health, housing and environmental fields, he’s led financial turnarounds and build resilient organizations. As a management consultant, he’s helped over 100 nonprofits chart courses toward financial health. Scott has a background in finance, economics and behavioral science, and has led a workshop called Strategic Financial Management for Nonprofit Executives in the U.S. and Canada.

Volunteer Management
How to Build a Volunteer Community
November 12, 2020 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Virginia Lang

Volunteers are a crucial resource for food banks. They build capacity by expanding the work that any organization can do and bringing ideas, energy and expertise that advances the organization’s mission. COVID has disrupted many of the traditional ways that food banks have engaged community members in their work. During this session, we break down volunteer recruitment, engagement, supervision, and support to give food bank staff practical tools to implement right away.

Volunteer management workbook
Volunteer program wheel poster
Presentation in handout form
Boards in Gear from WA Nonprofits

Google Doc (breakout groups) | WORD VERSION
Folder to add your great volunteer tools


Part 1: Planning

Part 2: Elements of a volunteer program

Part 3: Leadership

At the end of this 3-hour workshop, you will walk away with:

  • A volunteer program design ready to implement
  • Plans on who to work with leadership level volunteers
  • Strategies for finding new pools of volunteers, including from state programs

Virginia Lang is a management consultant who has worked in the nonprofit community as an adviser on all aspects of community affairs for over 30 years. Ginny has served as an expert coach, trainer, facilitator, and consultant to an impressive array of nonprofit organizations and is an accomplished speaker and teacher. Lang Consulting specializes in planning, training and development for nonprofit organizations and helps nonprofit professionals and board members develop their leadership skills in the areas of communication, fundraising, outreach, board/ staff development and volunteer management.

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