CDP Training Academy

 CDP Training Academy is a resource for nonprofit organizations and professionals to learn more about nonprofit organizational development.  Attend the Academy to explore how to get a nonprofit started, keep it going and build toward the future.   Or sharpen your skills as a nonprofit practitioner by learning different aspects of nonprofit organizational development. 

CDP is here to be part of your journey.  Below is the list of courses currently offered.  New courses will be frequently added so check back often to see new offerings. See course descriptions below.

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Course Descriptions

Board Basics

Participants will be introduced to the governing Board’s role & spell out responsibilities with regard to strategic planning, fundraising, resource development and image development.  Participants will identify next steps to strengthen the impact of their Board on the organization.

Board Evaluation

Participants will complete CDPs board evaluation tool to get an assessment of the effectiveness of the board. Participants will identify next steps to strengthen the health of the board.

Branding your Nonprofit

Explore how to develop a strategic approach to branding your nonprofit. Learn how to move beyond the visual identify of name, logo and graphic design to create greater social impact and tighter organizational cohesion.

Compassion Fatigue

This webinar explores the concept of compassion fatigue - what is and how it impacts nonprofit professionals. Participants will learn how to recognize the symptoms, avoid fatigue by maintaining balance and perspective and ways to integrate self-care strategies into their daily routines to avoid burnout. 

Difficult Personalities in the Workplace

Participants will learn how to effectively identify different personalities in the workplace that might be difficult. We will identify what behaviors they are demonstrating, how it impacts the workplace, what rule/boundary is being violated, and how to address it.

Donor Development

Discover how to outline a strategy to effectively develop donors over time. This workshop will cover the donor development process from initial engagement through investment. 

Effective Performance Evaluations
Participants will learn about how to effectively do performance evaluations for your organization.  

Exploring Public Funding 

Participants will explore public funding: where it comes from within the government, how and when the amounts are determined and what the funding goes toward.

Mastering the Ask

Participants will learn how to close the sale for new donors. Participants will discover how to overcome the fear of the "ask" and how to relate to different personality types when seeking donations from individuals businesses and grantors. 

Motivating Underpaid Staff

Workshop participants will be introduced to eight key ways to motivate employees to reduce turnover, improve service and stimulate productivity.

Navigating Workplace Politics

This workshop walks participants through the complexities of workplace politics. Participants will explore personalities, core values and the pursuit of power, prestige, status or influence and how these three components together impact the workplace environment.

Organization Evaluation

Participants will complete CDP’s Organization Evaluation Tool to get an assessment of the health of the nonprofit in the six areas of Legalities, Board Governance, Image Development, Resource Development, Strategic Planning and Program Development. Participants will identify next steps to strengthen the health of their non-profit.

Personalities in the Workplace

Participants will complete a personality test and identify best practices for communicating with other personality types in the workplace.

Strategic Planning 101

Participants will learn how to plan strategically by defining a strategy or direction for their organization and making decisions on how to pursue this strategy. 

Telling the Story

Everyone has a story. Participants will get tips to tell their story effectively by sharing the impact of their organization on the community and those they serve.