Workshops

Introduction Workshop:

REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW APPLICANTS

The Healing Trust is temporarily pausing the acceptance of applications from organizations that have not received a grant from The Healing Trust after January 1, 2014.

The pause will be in effect from Q3 2017 through Q2 2018. We will reconsider accepting new applicants in Q2 of 2018 and will provide any updates to our grantmaking via email and on our website.  Please join our mailing list to receive notifications about changes to our grantmaking.

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This 2-hour training is suggested for The Trust’s grantees and previous applicants. Attendees will receive updates on overall grantee performance and hear exciting announcements.

By the end of the day, you will:

  1. understand our business model and how that impacts our current grant making and priorities
  2. learn about new initiatives and what we do beyond grant-making
  3. feel confident in operating your online application account
  4. have any questions answered that you may have about what is happening at The Trust.

Date: February 28, 2017 (9:00-11:00)

Location: The Center for Nonprofit Management

Please note that rural applicants who are unable to attend in person will be able to attend via webinar. Please email grants@healingtrust.org to register for the webinar.

This workshop is REQUIRED for agencies interested in applying for an Advocacy Grant. These grants are for agencies doing institutional systems change or public policy advocacy. Attendees at this workshop will learn the specifics of this grant application and receive tips and tools for crafting a successful proposal.

Date: Please check back for 2017 dates.

The Internal Controls Workshop is REQUIRED for all applicants that have not had an audit within the past 18 months. The Executive Director and Board Treasurer must attend before submitting a full proposal to the Trust.

This workshop will describe bookkeeping processes and financial policies to help protect smaller nonprofits from financial pitfalls. This workshop is facilitated by Amy Maden, CPA.

Dates:

  • March 29, 2017 (2:00-4:00)

Location: The Trust’s Office, 2928 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

Do you want to create a communications plan, but are unsure how to start? Do you need help motivating your audiences to action? Is your messaging consistent across platforms? This interactive workshop will help answer those questions and provide attendees with practical ways to implement a communications plan with limited resources.

Attendees will:

1. Learn how to move audiences from awareness to action
2. Begin the process of creating a communications plan
3. Conduct a messaging audit of your communications channels
Participants will need to bring a laptop and have administrative access to their social media outlets and marketing materials.

Date: April 18, 2017 (1:30-4:00)

This workshop is limited to nonprofits that have received funding from The Healing Trust within the last 3 years.

Facilitators: Jennifer Oldham and Meredith Benton

Location: The Trust’s Office, 2928 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

After the legislature passes a law, what happens to it? How do state agencies implement the law? What are the opportunities for you to inform or influence those policies and procedures? This session will answer these questions, focusing on executive advocacy strategies. It will provide an overview of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act (UAPA), which outlines the rulemaking process agencies must follow to implement the laws passed by the state legislature. We will focus on engagement opportunities for nonprofit leaders and those whom they serve to influence those policies.

Date: June 15, 2017  (9:00-11:30)

**Please note: due to the Legislature’s extended schedule, this workshop has been moved from May 4th to Thursday, June 15th** 

This workshop is limited to nonprofits that have received funding from The Healing Trust within the last 3 years.

Facilitators: Beth Uselton and Meredith Benton

Location: The Trust’s Office, 2928 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

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