Boards In Gear, Bellingham

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Happy New Year!  Here’s to all the best in 2018!

I offer lots of classes, workshops, and trainings around the country, privately for single nonprofits, and for big groups.  This spring I’m in the Northwest corner  with presentations and retreats for board and staff members in Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Ferndale, Bellingham — and workshops at Whatcom Community College.

I’m also doing lots of presenting for Washington Nonprofits this year. Check out the Free Online Webinar  overview of Boards in Gear (BIG) on February 9; the day -long Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit  workshop for smaller nonprofits in Mount Vernon April 21, and two Strategic Planning for Nonprofits (SPiN) workshops in Wenatchee and Twisp on March 27 and 28 (registration info to come).  In the meantime, you can check out the specifics of SPiN here.

Winter/Spring Workshops with Ginny at Whatcom Community College

Grant Writing:

Three Fridays, March 2, 9 and 16, 9am to 11am: Grant Writing Level 1

The catalog says: “Take the mystery out of grant writing in this content-rich course designed to dramatically improve your grant writing skills. In this three-part workshop, you’ll learn how to research potential funders, analyze their requirements, and assemble the components of grant proposals essential to receiving funding. You’ll also gain the tools to write a compelling narrative, create a project budget, and provide accurate reporting so that funders say “yes” again and again…”
That about covers it. This class is three weeks of intense information, information, information! You’ll leave with the tools to pursue grants on your own.”

One participant said, “Ginny…she is amazing. A barrage of knowledge and insight, warmth, humor, and tons of experience.”

Grantwriting 1 is $115

Nonprofit Essentials

Friday, March 23, 9am to 11am: Starting a Nonprofit

The catalog says: “Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Join us for an information-packed overview of nonprofit start-up essentials such as applying for 501(c)(3) status, developing mission and vision statements, board development, and more.”

One participant said, “This was just what I needed – clear and easy to follow.”

Starting a Nonprofit is $39

Friday, March 30, 9am to noon: Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials

The catalog says: “Discover the tools for successful nonprofit fundraising! …Ginny Lang will present fundraising essentials including developing a funding plan, the role of the board, and a variety of fundraising techniques such as special events, donations, and grants….”

Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials is $59

Friday, April 6, 9am to noon: Volunteer Management

The catalog says: “Learn how to recruit and retain a team of engaged and committed volunteers for your organization….We’ll look at what attracts volunteers to serve, keeps them coming back, separates a healthy board from a dysfunctional board, and much more…”

One participant said, “Course completely on target. Helped me put clarifying words and ideas to problem areas ….most importantly ideas on how to move forward.”

Volunteer Management is $59

Or attend all three Nonprofit Essentials for  just $139

 Leadership Series

Thursday, March 15– 9am to noon: Enhance Your Professional Image: Making Your Best Impression

The catalog says: Do you present yourself with confidence and polish?  Do you converse easily and listen actively? Can you read the respond to subtle cues of body language and facial expressions? the truth is, your professional image can make the difference between business gained or lost, between advancing or stalling in your career…”

One participant said,”Great tools and tips for professional and social interaction. Loved the level of comfort set by the instructor”.

Thursday, March 22– 9am to 1pm: Sharpen Your Presentation Skills; Say Goodbye to Presentation Anxiety

The fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias in the world. The truth is, not many people are comfortable making presentations. They don’t know how to stand, where to put their hands, when to gesture or where to include a joke. However, your spoken communication is the way that most clients and associates first see you and how they remember you.

Public speaking isn’t complicated, but it does require some basic skills and some practice. With practice comes comfort, and finally, ease. As an added bonus –your new skills will transfer to one-on-one presentations and interviews. Class size is limited. You’re welcome to bring a presentation you’d like to practice, up to three minutes long.

One participant said, “I loved the one-on-one engagement and feedback from the group. The instructor was great – very knowledgeable and fun.”

Presentation Skills is $75. Professional Image is $59. These workshops are part of the Leadership Series: Managing with Excellence, featuring 8 workshops and you can take them all for just $425. My teaching colleagues for this the Leadership Series are:

Colleen Haggerty, Margi Fox, Kimberly Harris, and Mark Warren

Colleen Haggerty  Margi Fox            Mark Warren

All these late winter and spring classes begin at 9am in the big, bright Foundation Building Classroom 201C

When you click REGISTER ONLINE you can locate the classes by Date or by Instructor (that’s me!)

Or email me at and I’ll tell you more!

I hope to see you this fall at WCC or the conferences!

And be sure to check out my  Flash Coaching, Long-Term Personal Coaching  and brand new, exciting Desire Map offerings.

Remember, you can lead from anywhere. So put your best skills forward and let’s thrive together.