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Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits
c/o The Women’s Alliance
1775 Eye Street, NW
Suite 1150
Washington, D.C. 20006

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1775 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1150
Washington, D.C. 20006
United States

We’re a growing network of career development nonprofits that provide business attire for women and men seeking work, empowering them to economic independence.

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Virtual U

Training for leaders of career development programs in fund development, board development, volunteer management, event planning, social media and more.

Webinars presented by experts
in their respective fields.

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ACDN’s signature Virtual U webinars provide opportunities for ACDN members (find out more about membership), to learn from experts in the areas of fund development, board development, volunteer management, event planning, social media and other best practices related to successful organization management.

Virtual U Webinars will be held on the third* Wednesday of the Month at 9am PST (10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST). January’s webinar will be held on the fourth Wednesday (1/23/19).


JANUARY: The Value of ACDN Membership

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

Description: Connie Golds and Sheri Cole will offer an overview of the benefits of Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN) to get the most value for your team. Connie and Sheri will also provide updates on the Membership policy and Alliance-goings on. 

Presenters:  

  • Connie Golds, Desert Best Friend’s Closet Executive Director and ACDN Board President

  • Sheri Cole, Career Wardrobe Executive Director and ACDN Membership Committee Member 

FEBRUARY: “What keeps you up at night?”

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

Description: Many issues are causing nonprofit leaders to lose sleep; adequate funding, recruiting and retaining board members, and relationships with volunteers, planning, collecting and managing data, people, and information technologies are chief among these causes. We will explore the issues that keep you up at night in this roundtable discussion. 

Presenter: The Brag & Steal roundtable format is an open forum and offers everyone a chance to share.

Facilitator: Shanna Moody, Shining Success Executive Director and ACDN Membership Committee Member

MARCH: How to Get Media for Your Work

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

Description: How do you get attention for the great work you are doing in your community? This session will review strategies to not only get the attention of the media but how to get great press coverage for your nonprofit. More visibility will also lead to more credibility and thus even more visibility for your organization – and greater resources to make an impact in your community.  

Presenter: To Be Announced!

Facilitator: Tamara Pitts, ACDN Membership Committee Member 

APRIL: How to Retain Employees on a Limited Budget

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

Description: One of the greatest challenges facing nonprofits is attracting and retaining qualified talent.  Without this talent, organizations are unable to achieve their mission. Retention is an ongoing process.  Organizations need to focus on retention not only once they have employees on board, but also during the recruitment process and throughout the employment cycle. This Brag & Steal session will explore best practice strategies to retain employees on a limited budget. 

Presenter: The Brag & Steal format is an open forum and offers everyone a chance to share.

Facilitator: Terri Kearns, Executive Director & Founder, Our Sister’s Closet and ACDN Membership Committee Member 

MAY: What’s New in Client Services

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST 

Description: This session will explore what’s new in client services. From scheduling appointments, managing professional clothing appointment services (for all populations – women, men, transgender, etc.), providing professional development workshop series, alumni or other career development support services, incentives and more!

Presenter: To Be Announced!

Facilitator: Sheri Cole, Career Wardrobe Executive Director and ACDN Membership Committee Chair

 
 

JUNE: Volunteer Management Brag & Steal

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

Description: Volunteers, when effectively engaged, can help to drive more significant and sustainable impact for your nonprofit. How are you leveraging such invaluable resources? What current challenges do you face working with volunteers? Be a part of a lively Brag & Steal discussion about volunteer management best practices. Our goal is to learn and share strategies to effectively involve and support volunteers at your agency.  

This session is driven by your participation and needs.  Want to address a question anonymously? Email your question to info@acdnonline.org and we’ll be sure to address it during the webinar. 

Presenter: The Brag & Steal format is an open forum and offers everyone a chance to share. 

Facilitator: Connie Golds, Executive Director, Desert Best Friend’s Closet and ACDN Board President

AUGUST: Budgeting for Grants

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

Description: This session will discuss how to prepare a grant proposal budget. Knowing some basic principles of writing grants, such as how to present the costs of your project, can make writing a grant less stressful.The goal is to offer strategies to help you present your grant proposal budget (including what to include and not to include) in a way that will make an excellent impression on the grant reviewer.

Presenter: To Be Announced!

Facilitator: Sheri Cole, Career Wardrobe Executive Director and ACDN Membership Committee Member

SEPTEMBER: Steps and Stages of a Donor Appeal

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

Description: It has been said that writing a donor appeal letter is both an art and science. This session will offer an overview of the steps and best practices to creating a successful fundraising campaign. The discussion will include, but not limited to: identifying your goal, how you will accomplish this goal, deciding what communication channels to use, what resources to utilize to accomplish your goals, identifying who’s accountable, measuring success, and setting timelines.

Presenter: To Be Announced!

Facilitator: Terri Kearns, Executive Director & Founder, Our Sister’s Closet and ACDN Membership Committee Member

NOVEMBER: Utilizing Corporate Support

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

Description: This Brag & Steal session will offer members the forum to discuss how your organizations utilize and leverage corporate support including volunteers, sponsorship, clothing drives and more! Come prepared to share your best practices and learn from your ACDN peers.

Presenter: The Brag & Steal format is an open forum and offers everyone a chance to share.

Facilitator(s): 

  • Connie Golds, Desert Best Friend’s Closet Executive Director and ACDN Board President

  • Sheri Cole, Career Wardrobe Executive Director and ACDN Membership Committee Member