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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Could you use some help creating or improving your agency’s succession plans? Join us at this workshop for tools and strategies to plan for staff transitions at all levels.

Attendees will:

  1. Learn how to develop Succession Plans that work for key leadership positions
  2. Learn how to develop Emergency Backup Plans for all staff for temporary absences
  3. Create a process to review and update such plans

Date: March 6, 2018 (8:30-11:30)

Only one participant per agency may attend. This workshop is limited to nonprofits that have received funding from The Healing Trust within the last 3 years. 

Facilitators: Cathy Self and Meredith Benton

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

Planning for a sabbatical can feel like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. To help learn how to plan for a sabbatical and apply for The Healing Trust’s sabbatical grant, bring a board member to the All About Sabbatical Workshop to hear from the people who’ve “been there, done that.”  Participants will hear from CEOs who’ve taken sabbaticals, board chairs who supported CEOs in doing so, and the staff in their organizations who saw how individuals and the organization benefited from the CEO’s sabbatical. Hear their tips for planning and getting the most out of your sabbatical experience. Whether you are thinking of taking one in 2018 or not, this workshop will help you assess whether the opportunity works for you and how to plan and prepare accordingly.

Who should attend: CEOs/Executive Directors and a board member, preferably the board chair

Date: February 16, 2018 (8:30 -11:30)

Facilitators: The Healing Trust’s staff, CEOs and Board members from The Refuge Center for Counseling and Safe Haven Family Shelter

Location: Center for Nonprofit Management, 37 Peabody Street, Suite 201, Nashville

Please note that no more than two participants per agency may attend.

The New Year is (almost) here! 2017 brought many changes, including the addition of new CEOs/Executive Directors and Development Directors at several nonprofits. We want to ensure that all our applicants understand our application and grants process and are hosting a special orientation for those new staff members.

Who should attend: New CEOs/Executive Directors and/or grant writers at nonprofits that we currently fund.

Attendees will learn: Details about The Healing Trust’s Application and Grant Process, including program design, outcomes, financials, reports, and more!

Date: January 30, 2018 (9:00 -12:00)

Facilitators: The Healing Trust’s staff

Location: Center for Nonprofit Management, 37 Peabody Street, Suite 201, Nashville

Please note that no more than two participants per agency may attend.

Are you struggling to prevent staff burnout when there’s always a fire to put out? Are you noticing burnout in yourself and your staff? Do you like the idea of implementing a staff-care plan but aren’t sure where to start?  Attendees at this interactive workshop will begin creating solutions to these problems and learn practical ways to create/maintain a staff-care culture in an ever-changing environment.

Attendees will:

  1. Create a staff-care plan
  2. Engage with a variety of nonprofit agencies that have successfully implemented staff-care practices
  3. Explore the impact that organizational leadership has on creating a culture of self-care

Date: August 30, 2017 (9:30-11:30)

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

Facilitators:  Deb Palmer George, Jennifer Oldham, and Kristen Dinger

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.

Facilitator: Meredith Benton

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

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

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.

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.

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