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Brainerd Lakes Area Lunch and Learns for Nonprofits - Dec. 2022

Topics to be determined.

For optimal virtual experience you will need:

  • Two-way audio/video capabilities and to have your camera on

  • Individual registration and your own PC/device to participate and engage with the course

  • Dependable wi-fi connection to stream audio/video for the duration of the course/event



Noon-1:15 p.m.



Brainerd Lakes Area Lunch and Learns for Nonprofits - Sept. 2022

Join us to learn about creative gift options for your nonprofit (stocks, real estate, etc.) Is your nonprofit missing out on a potential opportunity? Zach Tabatt, Nonprofit Development Officer from the Initiative Foundation and Terri Foster, Director of Donor Relation for the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation will lead a presentation and discussion about options that may be available to your nonprofit.

Sept. 6, 2022


Noon-1:15 p.m.



Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

The program is designed to help you – as leaders, front line staff and professionals within Central Minnesota nonprofits – better understand the concepts and tools of organizational continuous improvement, helping you to take action to improve your operations, improve your outcomes, and become stronger, more vibrant agencies.

Multiple dates


9 a.m.-1 p.m.



Fundraising Week with Rachel

Learn from nationally known author, coach, and trainer Rachel Ramjattan during three information and action packed days.

Oct. 3, 4, and 7, 2022


9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Keeping a Nonprofit Scandal Free: Lessons of Feeding our Future

Join Sourcewell and the Initiative Foundation virtually for a training on legal compliance. Learn what will help you keep your nonprofit operating efficiently and legally. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A  conversation on important nonprofit legal questions.

Sept. 22, 2022


11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Nonprofit Board Basics Workshop

This online training will provide foundational information about board governance and leadership. If you are new to a nonprofit board or need to brush up your knowledge about nonprofit board roles and responsibilities - this training is for you. This training will be interactive with an opportunity to connect with other board members and/or staff.

Though covering a variety of topics, this training will not address diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), board assessment strategies, advanced financial oversight or analysis, interpersonal topics – relationships between board members, board chair and CEO relationship, or board recruitment.

Sept. 15, 2022


2:30-4:30 p.m.

Strategic Staff: Managing Constant Change

Change is emotional. Change is a process. Change is personal. Staff are usually the first contact that someone has with your organization. Not only does this mean that they need to manage changes from your organization to get work completed, but they also need to handle questions that others have on these changes both from those who work in the organization and from those the organization serves.

Nov. 9, 2022


9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



What's going on in Greater Minnesota?

Greater Minnesota's communities are changing and this can cause new problems and present new opportunities. Join the Center for Rural Policy and Development (CRPD) as they explore the topics that matter to you most from workforce shortages, child care, and economic development. Topics will be highlighted in 10 minute segments, giving you the information you need.

Feb. 8, 2023


1-2 p.m.