Nonprofit Training

In addition to our grant-making, investment and endowment services, and leadership on key community-wide initiatives the Area Foundation offers nonprofits a range of additional programs and resources.

Leading Change in the Community

The San Antonio Area Foundation is a national leader in the community foundation sector for the unique affordable professional development portfolio it offers to nonprofits. From in-depth workshops to intensive certification programs and executive training, the opportunities to learn are diverse and effective.

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The Area Foundation offers a range of nonprofit-related courses and workshops to build your capacity and sustain your organization. 

Training will include the following:

Using guided discussion and self-reflection, participants in the Power Leader workshops will explore the following proven leadership concepts:

  • Values-Based Leadership.
  • Emotional Intelligence.
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback.
  • Resilience.

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Fundraising from A to Z.

Find out how to strategize and implement your fundraising plan with tried and true events and the latest fundraising trends in this daylong workshop that will be offered twice in 2022. Led by a local fundraising expert, you will:

  • Gain high-powered fundraising insight.
  • Understand the mechanics of fundraising and how to fundraise to your audience.
  • Create successful fundraising events.
  • Learn how to measure success.
  • Identify ways to thank donors in a meaningful, effective way to ensure future contributions.

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In this day and a half-long course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully navigate the grant writing process and how to manage a grant once it’s awarded. To be offered twice this year, this two-part event will cover:

  • The foundational writing process for grants.
  • What to include in grant applications and how to say it.
  • How to manage an award and keep your funders satisfied.

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Interested in taking classes to meet your needs, but not in enrolling in the certificate program? You can do that! Our flexible workshops start in April and cover an array of topics.

Classes cover an array of essential topics: development, leadership, working with volunteers, understanding financials, using social media and board governance.

Note: Some classes are also offered as part of the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program. These can still be enrolled in individually.

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The Area Foundation is proud to partner with the Center for Professional Excellence at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Alvarez College of Business to offer a new virtual program specifically designed to provide nonprofit organizations with critical insights, strategies and tools across analytical topics. These include data analytics, data visualization, big data, cybersecurity, and innovative process and decision making.  This new program builds data management skills that enable your nonprofit to stand out in a crowded field. 

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Leadership Development Programs

Our Leadership Development programs are designed to build skills for mid-level managers to Executives and Board members.

We offer the following:

Open to all staff members, board members and volunteers who want to learn more about managing a nonprofit as well as for those interested in transitioning to the nonprofit sector.

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Are you a frontline or mid-level manager? Have you been promoted from an individual contributor and are now supervising former peers?

The Area Foundation’s Supervisory and Management Program is designed to build skills for mid-level managers and/or first-time supervisors.

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Our Fellows Program is a unique, interactive leadership development program for 501(c)(3) executives. The program provides training to nonprofit CEOs, from those new to the role to seasoned executives, as well as senior-level leaders poised for executive leadership. Senior-level leaders include those in roles who report directly to the CEO, manage a departmental budget and oversee staff

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Knowledgeable and engaged board members are crucial to the effective governance and successful performance of nonprofits. Take advantage of the Area Foundation’s resources to enhance your board leadership.

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