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Scholarship for Free Sales Training from BestSalesPeople

Is your non-profit…

  • Having difficulty recruiting donors/volunteers?
  • Frustrated by not being able to properly serve your target?
  • Wanting better relationships with the proper people?
  • Losing sleep over budget shortfalls?
  • Struggling with poor communication?
  • Working too hard / too many hours? 
  • Needing more complex & high dollar donations? 
  • Worried about ineffective networking time?
  • Anxious about poor hiring decisions?
  • Plagued with a lack of teamwork?

BestSalesPeople may be able to help. 

BestSalesPeople, Powered by Sandler Training is offering one scholarship for the 2021 year to a non-profit organization in New Hampshire.

For Executive Directors, this scholarship will include 1 full-year in the Sales Management Solutions, Sandler Foundations and Sales Mastery program; for Development Directors, 1 full-year of Sandler Foundations and Sales Mastery. It also includes a 1-year subscription of Sandler Online PLUS any value-add programming BestSalesPeople offers during the year.

This equates to nearly 100 hours of live professional development training, as well as access to over 1000 hours of audio and video training. Over a $25,000 value!

Unfortunately, we can't provide free training for everyone, so we just need you to tell us why your organization needs this training.

Three organizations will be selected for a face-to-face or Zoom interviews. One winner will be chosen based upon need, commitment to success, and desire for growth.

Learn more and apply before the May 15 deadline at https://www.bestsalespeople.sandler.com/scholarship.

Upcoming AmeriCorps NCCC deadline for late summer/early fall projects

AmeriCorps NCCC is a national service program that has teams of 18-24 year olds who can help communities meet their critical needs. We partner with a variety of nonprofit organizations, federal/state/local governmental agencies, and tribal organizations who design a service project typically lasting 6-8 weeks which address a compelling community need and then we can send in the people power behind that project. 

Some types of tasks NCCC teams have completed in the past include:

  • Energy Conservation: weatherizing existing homes or public infrastructure by insulating rim joists, caulking windows, conducting home energy audits and blower door tests, and conducting energy related educational programing.
  • Environmental Stewardship and Conservation: trail building, teaching environmental education classes for camps, cleaning up river systems and tasks that address climate change.
  • Urban and Rural Development: serving as camp counselors for summer camps, blight removal projects in cities and other neighborhood revitalization efforts, building homes with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, assisting with tax preparation, and building community gardens.
  • Infrastructure Improvement: repairing or maintaining public infrastructure such as city-owned fair and rodeo grounds, building public campsites, constructing wheelchair ramps and boardwalks.
  • Disaster: supporting COVID vaccination sites, packing/preparing/distributing disaster kits and educational materials; clean-up work after a disaster both in the terms of cleaning up or repairing homes after flooding as well as repairing trail systems after a wildfire.

March 1 is the next Concept Form Deadline for projects taking place from July 12 – Sept 11 or August 13 – October 14. 

Concept Form and Application Instructions available here.

Results of Survey on Nonprofit HR Practices and Concerns

HR ROI Consulting, LLC recently conducted a survey of nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire regarding their Human Resource related concerns. Questions spanned several practice areas including, turnover, retention, succession planning, performance management, employee engagement, employee and leadership training needs, as well as concerns related to COVID-19 safety, and safety programs.

Even with vaccines becoming available and distribution increasing, many organizations remain closed, employees are working remotely or in a hugely different manner than prior to the pandemic.

Survey participants responded as follows to the question "On a scale from 1 -5 (being the highest), how concerned are you about COVID-19 in your workplace?”:

When asked to specify the areas of greatest concern regarding COVID-19, the responses were overwhelming related to safety.

Additional survey results will be included in an hour-long webinar taking place once on Wednesday, February 24th, at 8:30 AM, and again on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 8:30 AM.

HR Peer-to-Peer groups are currently being formed to meet monthly and discuss concerns, share best practices, and work toward solutions. To sign up, visit https://hr-roi.com/home/events/.

RFP: Statewide Research on Youth Music Education

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is seeking a short-term consultant to research the state of youth music education in New Hampshire. A written report based on this research would be due by April 30, 2021, and the deadline to submitt a proposal is Febraury 15.

Read the full RFP for details and contact information

Survey of Nonprofit Human Resources Concerns

Non-profit organizations are critical in addressing the needs and solving the challenges in our society.

HR ROI for Nonprofits is committed to Human Resources solutions. Our survey goals are:

  1. Collect insight into concerns and themes particular to non-profit organizations.
  2. Develop information and solutions to share resources and build knowledge.
  3. Identify interested organizations to participate in an HR peer-to-peer group.

Participants will receive a survey summary report with resources focusing on key concerns and themes.

Sign up to participate and receive the report

Graceful Leadership Virtual Team Training Available to Winning Nonprofit

Graceful Giving is a month-long celebration hosted by PeopleSense Consulting, culminating in the selection of a non-profit that will receive a virtual, multi-session workshop devoted to developing a high performing team, especially in a new virtual environment.

The winning non-profit will engage in a workshop based on the Five Behaviors Model, which helps team members learn to work together more efficiently and cohesively. 

Apply at https://www.peoplesenseconsulting.com/gracefulgiving2020/


No Cost Business Education: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program to help entrepreneurs (including nonprofits) create jobs and economic opportunity by providing philanthropic access to education, capital and business support services. The program will provide scholars with tools and practical business education to continue growing their business to new heights.

During the program the scholars will develop a growth plan - a strategic and tactical implementation to guide their business growth.

Through a combination of online classes and professional workshops at Manchester Community College, scholars will learn from some of the brightest minds in the business and build a powerful network of professional support.

Learn more and apply at: https://www.10ksbapply.com/newhampshire

Request for LOI - Fund Raise and Capital Campaign Consultant, Northern Forest Center

The Northern Forest Center seeks a single contractor (or identified team) to guide a capital campaign for organizational capacity and a Rural Community Investment Fund to expand their programmatic work.

March 20: Deadline for Letters of Interest and accompanying materials

Learn more


Complimentary Conference Room Space from BANKW Staffing

BANKW Staffing is offering complimentary conference room space to nonprofit members of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. Conference room space is available in all four of their offices in Bedford, NH, Portsmouth, NH, Boston, MA and Woburn, MA. To view their space or to reserve a conference room, please contact Jillian Vaillancourt at jvaillancourt@bankwstaffing.com.

Function/Event Space in Concord

The Concord Community Music School, conveniently located in downtown Concord, offers its facilities to serve a multitude of rental needs, from business meetings to concerts to creative retreats. The two large performance spaces -- the lovely Recital Hall, formerly a church sanctuary, and the multi-purpose Community Room (each with 150 person capacity) each feature a Steinway B concert grand piano. Our meeting rooms (20-person capacity) are available for breakout sessions or staging areas, and we offer multiple smaller music studios for practice, depending on availability. We also offer use of our small but fully equipped kitchen. The building offers wireless internet connection, is handicap accessible and we offer ample free parking in our Fayette Street lot. For more information, contact Kristin at (603) 228-1196 x105, or email registrar@ccmusicschool.org.


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