Trainings 2018

Valley Gives Orientations and Trainings for 2018

***Mandatory Orientation***
All organizations participating in Valley Gives 2018 are required to participate in or watch at least one orientation session. For those not able to attend the in-person orientation, watching the webinar (recorded) is mandatory.
Presenter: Michael DeChiara, Senior Program Officer, Community Foundation
This is a recorded webinar; you may watch at anytime. Watch webinar here.


Join us for workshops and trainings that help you navigate the mechanics of the giving day and support you to make the most of your fundraising efforts.

Communicating Your Impact
Nothing communicates impact like a clear brand. Your brand is not a logo. It is a promise you make to the people you serve. It is a clear statement of how you help. Your brand invites your audience to understand, know, remember, refer, and choose you, and then choose you again.
Presenter: Mitch Anthony, Consultant, Clarity
Videos and Handouts

Making the Ask
Presenter: Jenn Hayslett, Jenn Hayslett Coaching & Consulting
Videos and Handouts

Social Media
If you are new to Valley Gives or looking for new ideas, this workshop is for you. Prepare to engage your donors leading up to and during Valley Gives. Explore strategies for reaching out to build new relationships and cultivate those with people who already care about your cause. Discuss strategic use of email, FaceBook, Instagram and FaceBook Live. Learn about ways to connect to Kimbia for Valley Gives and to your website/FaceBook page the rest of the year. Workshop will focus on the importance of storytelling and relationship building.
Date/Time: Feb. 27, 2018, 9:30-12:30 p.m.
Presenter: John Haydon
Location: Community Foundation offices, 333 Bridge Street, Springfield
Registration: Waiting List

Mechanics of Kimbia
Date/Time: March 20, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (to be confirmed)
Presenter: Kimbia staff
Location: webinar
Registration not open.

Mechanics of Prizes and Donations
Date/Time: April 2018 (to be determined)
Presenter: Michael DeChiara, Senior Program Officer, Community Foundation
Location: webinar
Registration not open.