The Community Foundation of Johnson County Nonprofit Alliance Education Sessions are a series of virtual educational sessions based around a variety of topics focused on nonprofit professional & skill development, community resource & knowledge-sharing, and the nonprofit sector’s response to current events. Sessions are FREE to attend and all are welcome.
Nonprofit Alliance Education Sessions
2024 Session Details and Registration
Access Matters: Simple Ways to Improve Accessibility of Your Space & Services
This session will provide actionable strategies and guidance on creating inclusive environments, catering to diverse needs. Participants will learn simple and practical measures to foster inclusivity, ensuring that their spaces and services are accessible to a wide range of consumers and employees, both online and offline.
Guest Speaker: Molly Wuebker
Uncurbed & Great Plains ADA Center
Thinking Outside the Box: Extending Programming Outside Our 4 Walls
Jeff Capps and Aimee Mussman from The Iowa Children’s Museum (The ICM) will trace the museum’s journey over the past 25 years as related to making the museum as accessible as possible for our community. Participants will learn more about how various types of off-site events and initiatives have fostered greater community engagement, allowing The ICM to build a stronger, more inclusive organization over time. Capps and Mussman will discuss successes such as the annual Move It! Dig It! Do It! event, pandemic-inspired park programming and the local launch of the Museums for All program. No matter what kind of non-profit you represent, the time to more fully engage with the community is always right now!
Guest Speakers: Jeff Capps & Aimee Mussman
The Iowa Children’s Museum
Making your Organization More Energy Efficient: Tips & Tools to “Green” your Agency
This session will describe ways agencies can reduce their energy bills and save money through energy efficiency practices and building system upgrades – also how to access surprising federal direct payments from the Inflation Reduction Act for this work. We’ll discuss easy steps clients can take to access HACAP Energy Assistance funds and to make their homes more comfortable and energy efficient by installing LED bulbs, weather stripping on windows, etc.
Guest Speaker: Craig Mosher
Johnson County Clean Energy District
Actions Speak Louder: Executing Your Strategic Plan
An overwhelming majority of strategic plans fail to create value for an organization. Join us to talk about the major pitfalls that organizations face when moving a strategy from a plan into action. We’ll highlight six ways leaders can improve their organization’s ability to execute.
Guest Speaker: Erin Nelson
University of Iowa
Giving to Get: Annual Fundraising Campaigns & Stewardship
“Fundraising” can be overwhelming and seem like something you’d rather procrastinate or delegate, but it is as essential to an organization’s mission as the programs and services you provide. This session will help you think through some easy, approachable, and enjoyable ways to kickstart or restart your annual giving and donor stewardship efforts.
Guest Speaker: Mollie Giller
Giller Consulting Group
All Aboard: How to Stay On Track with New Board Member Orientation
You did it! Your organization has successfully recruited a talented and enthusiastic new cohort of board members. So what’s next? This fast-paced, high-energy session will offer guidance on how to strategically orient and onboard these new members to advance both individual and organizational success.
Guest Speaker: Paul Thelen
Larned A. Waterman Nonprofit Resource Center
2024 Education Session Partners
Thank you to the presenting partners for the 2024 Nonprofit Alliance Education Sessions who are sharing their knowledge and expertise with our community!