Customized Trainings

GrantPathways provides customized training for individual non-profits in the following areas:

Strategic Planning: Developing your Five Year Strategic Plan is a series of facilitated meetings conducted by GrantPathways’ staff that will help your agency to focus its efforts while building its capacity for the next 5 years.  Strategic plans are a critical key to the success of a non-profit.  GrantPathways customizes these sessions to meet the goals and schedules of your board and staff. Your end product is a Five Year Strategic Plan that will be crafted by your board and staff, written by GrantPathways and used as a vital document for your agency’s future development.:

Staff and Leadership Development

GrantPathways offers individualized and small group trainings in the following staff development areas:

  • Executive Director training instructs staff in the following: leadership development, setting up a strong board, fundraising strategies and developing a fundraising plan, developing programs that are measurable and that exhibit best practices, critical policies and procedures, the role of the Executive Director, community networking, applicable laws for non-profits, and strategic planning.
  • Program Director training instructs staff in the following: leadership development, devising effective programs that are measurable and attractive to funders, setting program goals, setting objectives for each program, setting program guidelines, developing measurable outcomes and tools, and devising evaluation plans.  With these components in place, agencies are much more effective at attracting donors and grant funds.
  • A variety of John Maxwell Leadership Trainings including The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Today Matters, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Becoming a Person of Influence, Leadership Gold, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Team Work, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, Developing the Leaders Around You, How To Be A REAL Success, Everyone Communicates Few Connect, Put Your Dream To The Test. 
  • Grant Writer Training instructs staff in the following: new research methodologies, developing more effective grant proposals, improving grant budgets, and working with program staff to get what you need.

Board Development: GrantPathways offers the following Board trainings:

  • Board President Training provides one-on-one or small groups instruction with Board Presidents to help them to chart a path for what they want to accomplish as a board president.  This training will be custom-crafted to meet the needs of each Board President.  Potential subjects include leadership development, the roles and responsibilities of a board president, how to motivate your fellow board members, conducting effective meetings, setting the example of board member excellence, and leaving your own legacy.
  • Board Assessment provides a self-assessment to board members that consists of a self-rating tool that uses a rating scale in different focus areas along with three narrative responses.   GrantPathways summarizes these assessments and creates a detailed report outlining the areas in which the board needs to improve along with a suggested plan accomplish these improvements.
  • Team Building for Boards is a 1.5 hour facilitated process in which you and your board members learn keys to working better as a team. Participants will learn more about their strengths and weaknesses and those of each team member and then brainstorm for ways in which they can build a more effective team and a board that best meets the needs of your agency.  (This can also be focused for faith-based agencies as a 2.5 hour session.)
  • Knowing Your Responsibilities as a Board Member is a vital training for all board members.  In this 2 hour session you will learn the types of boards, board versus staff roles, critical policies and procedures for board/agency safety and stability, and the importance of protecting yourself as a board member through insurance.
  • Raising Funds and Friends as a Board Member is a 1.5 hour training that focuses on the responsibilities of board members to serve as fundraisers and friend raisers in the community and provides practical ways in which you as a board member can fulfill this responsibility.

Mastermind Groups Designed for NonProfit Leaders There is synergy of energy, commitment and excitement that participants bring to a mastermind group. Our special Mastermind groups for nonprofits focus on Master Principle for Growing, Funding and Leading Your Nonprofit. Our facilitated groups offer a combination of masterminding, peer brainstorming, education, accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. By bringing fresh ideas and a different perspective, our masterminds can help you achieve success.

Key Benefits of a Mastermind Group:

  • Increase your own experience and confidence
  • Sharpen your nonprofit and personal skills
  • Add an instant and valuable support network
  • Get honest feedback, advice and brainstorming
  • Borrow on the experience and skills of the other members
  • Create and action plan and have the group hold you accountable for fulfilling your plan and goals
  • Receive critical insights into yourself
  • Optimistic peer support in maintaining a positive mental attitude
  • A sense of shared endeavor – there are others out there!

NonProfit Business Trainings

GrantPathways offers customized trainings for nonprofits designed to take your organization to the next level of growth and beyond. Our trainings focus on the following key growth-focused areas:

  • Developing a Strong and Supportive Board
  • Board Governance, Roles and Responsibilities
  • Components of a Strong Funding Base
  • Powerful and Effective Communication Strategies
  • Developing and Growing Strong Leaders
  • Team Building Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Creating Momentum and Building Motivation
  • Leadership Assessment Tools
  • Personality Testing for Greater Impact
  • A variety of John Maxwell Leadership Trainings including The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Today Matters, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Becoming a Person of Influence, Leadership Gold, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Team Work, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, Developing the Leaders Around You, How To Be A REAL Success, Everyone Communicates Few Connect, Put Your Dream To The Test. 

VIP Days

Our VIP days are designed to catapult you to your next level of growth by setting aside an entire day to focus, contemplate and develop an action plan. You are the focus of our entire day! You can finally say, “It is all about me.” with no guilt! This is what you can expect from your personally designed VIP Day.

  • Our undivided attention on you
  • An intensified coaching experience to help you identify your priorities, goals, potential obstacles and steps forward
  • Working together to develop you life or professional plan for the coming year
  • Complimentary catered breakfast and lunch
  • A relaxing, rejuvenating atmosphere

This VIP day is coaching and planning on steroids.

Professional Speakers for your next Business Event

If you are seeking a speaker for a luncheon, staff meeting or keynote, GrantPathways has a team of speakers who are sure to provide an outstanding experience for you. We can customize speaking engagements specifically for you centered around effective nonprofit management, motivation, inspiration, leadership development, team building, workplace diversity, communication and time management.