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Center Training Opportunities for October – November 2022


Measuring Your Impact – An Overview of Key Concepts & Strategies

An introductory webinar to “Program Planning for Impact”

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
10:00 – 11:30 AM via Zoom
Presented by: Laurel Molloy


The ability to understand, measure and communicate about your impact has become increasingly important. Internal decision-making depends on it. So does funding. Yet many nonprofits understandably struggle with the process. How should we get started? Who should be involved? What if we’ve already got a system in place, but it’s not working? How can we ensure it is inclusive and equitable? In this session, we’ll explore the common challenges and worries faced by nonprofits seeking to measure their impact and offer a clear path forward – whether you’re just starting on your journey or looking to adjust your current route.

In this webinar, attendees will:
  1. Understand the benefits of tracking and reporting on impact, along with common challenges and how to avoid them
  2. Learn the “5 Key Steps” to a meaningful and manageable process.
  3. Determine where your organization is struggling with its outcome measurement efforts, where its succeeding, and how to proceed from here.
  4. Identify the other stakeholders you need to bring into the process to support your ongoing efforts.


Note: Registration information for the In-person aspect of this training is forthcoming

Program Planning for Impact

The Center for Community Leadership & Nonprofit Excellence is partnering with Laurel Molloy of Innovations Quantified to present a series of training programs entitled: “Program Planning for Impact”. This series will teach nonprofit organizations how to understand, measure, maximize, and communicate their impact in a meaningful way.

Your nonprofit organization is doing wonderful work! Now learn how to measure and share your impact on our community!

The training series will include:

  • A Webinar on October 26th: Measuring Your Impact – An Overview of Key Concepts & Strategies
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Location: Zoom
    • Registration Open Now!
  • In-Person Training on December 1st: A two part, in-person training opportunity
    • Part 1: Program Planning for Impact
      • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • Include a continental breakfast beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Part 2: Data Collection – How to Track What Matters Most
      • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • Includes lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m.
      • Location is TBA
      • Registration will open soon!
  • *Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to attend all 3 sessions of this program

    About the Presenter

    Laurel Molloy is the founder and Lead Consultant for Innovations Quantified, serving as IQ’s backbone and driving force.

    Laurel’s hands-on experience and passion for public service are complimented by her formal education. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU Wagner and a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the College of the Holy Cross.

    Laurel serves as an adjunct professor at Baruch College – The City University of New York, on the Board of the Association of Nonprofit Specialists, and on the Selection Committee for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. She is also a member of the American Evaluation Association, Association of Nonprofit Specialists, and New York Consortium of Evaluators.

    Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying 101

    501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials, including the President. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on a wide range of issues. These actions may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s position on an issue.

    The Center for Community Leadership & Nonprofit Excellence, in partnership with the Bolder Advocacy Program, present the following workshop to provide 501(c)(3) organizations a clear understanding of what kinds of advocacy activities they can engage in, how to maximum advocacy, and when communications can be considered lobbying.

    Participants will learn:

    • How federal tax law permits lobbying for charities and how lobbying is defined;
    • One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying;
    • Yearly lobbying limits for charities; 
    • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit; and
    • The application of these rules to ballot measure activities.

    Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying 101
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
    12:00 PM via Zoom


    About the Presenter

    Tim Mooney is senior counsel with the Bolder Advocacy Program at Alliance for Justice. He provides one-on-one technical assistance for nonprofit advocates, teaches nonprofit and election law workshops and writes on these issues for Bolder Advocacy publications. This is his second tour with Alliance for Justice, having previously served as senior counsel from 2001-2006.

    Tim began his legal career as co-founder and counsel for Columbia Riverkeeper, working to protect and restore the largest watershed in the Pacific Northwest. Following his first five years with Alliance for Justice, Tim was senior counsel at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. He spent the next decade as general counsel and director of operations for Tranquil Space yoga studios and later consulted on legal, tech and business operations for entrepreneurs and nonprofits.

    Tim serves on the board of directors of Pigs & Pugs Project, a charity that supports pig sanctuaries and pug rescue organizations. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Studies from Syracuse University/SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and his J.D. from Pace University School of Law.

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    The Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence is an initiative of the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

    Now Accepting Applications:
    The University of Scranton 2023-2024
    Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

    The University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management has announced the launch of the 2023-2024 Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program application round for Cohort 4; a comprehensive, practitioner-focused program that tackles the pressing leadership challenges of high-potential nonprofit leaders throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

    Applications accepted until November 11, 2022
    Apply Now

    Program Highlights

    The Kania School of Management’s Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program provides high potential leaders with the knowledge and insight required for success within nonprofit organizations. The 15 person cohorts are led by experienced faculty, who are award winning researchers and teachers with significant expertise in practice and nonprofit organizations. Participants will gain specific insights and guidance to enable the participant to create an effective career roadmap and access meaningful networking opportunities.

    The program consists of ten four-hour sessions, which are held once a month during the academic year and a separate closing ceremony. Throughout the year, participants will work on a selected personal leadership goal and a capstone project focused on identifying, researching, and formulating an action plan to address a current issue or opportunity facing your nonprofit organization. Upon completion, participants will receive a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate.

    To learn more about this program, and to apply, click here.

    This opportunity is presented by our community partners at the University of Scranton. The Center for Community Leadership & Nonprofit Excellence occasionally shares opportunities from our community partners to further our mission in capacity-building for local nonprofit organizations.