Community Calendar Event

Concord Multicultural Festival

Presented by: Concord Multicultural Festival

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Concord Multicultural Festival is an annual event in September to celebrate the beauty of diversity in the Capital Region, featuring foods, performances, art, activities, and parade of flags, all presented by our local community members.

Our mission is to foster an appreciation for diversity by providing engaging opportunities to share and learn about the many different cultures of the Capital Region, creating a Welcoming Community for all.

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Keach Park - Concord Heights

PPP Forgiveness Training

Presented by: Small Business Administration

Join us to learn how your small business could be eligible to submit your PPP forgiveness application directly into the SBA’s portal to be reviewed by your lending institution. This training will teach you the system being used, the process and steps you need to take to start the PPP loan forgiveness. It could save you the back and forth between you and your loan officer, it allows you to find out instantly what additional information is needed, AND you get to see where your application is in the process. We will discuss what happens after you submit the application the approximate amount of time it will take and more. You don’t want to miss this training! **Loan needs to be $150,000 or under.

Date: Friday, August 6, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Understanding (and Securing) New COVID Relief Funds

Presented by: National Council of Nonprofits

How can your nonprofit access some of the $350 billion that Congress recently allocated for state, local, and Tribal governments to help “households, small businesses, and nonprofits” recover from the pandemic? What types of activities and costs are eligible for funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)? How can nonprofits make sure governments know how important it is to invest in the work of charitable nonprofits in their communities?
The answers to these and many other questions will be provided in a free national webinar: Investing ARPA Funds in the Work of Charitable Nonprofits | Promoting Nonprofit-Government Partnerships on Tuesday, August 10, 3:00 – 4:15 pm Eastern.


Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Moving Toward Mandates? The Latest Thoughts onCovid Vaccination for Employers

Presented by: McLane Middleton

Join Susan Schorr and Laura Kahl on August 5, 2021 for an update on COVID-19 Vaccination mandate policies. Topics will include:

  • Recap of the legal authority that supports employer vaccine mandates
  • New hires and how to address a mandatory vaccine requirement
  • Deeper dive into how to handle requests for religious and medical exemptions
  • Strategies for encouraging and facilitating vaccination
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Location: Webinar

Music in the Garden

Presented by Symphony NH and Beaver Brook Association

Presented by: Beaver Brook Association

Join us for a summer afternoon in the Beaver Brook summer gardens to enjoy a brass quintet from Symphony NH. The music will start at 4:00 and the gardens will open at 3:00.  Tickets are limited, advance purchase is recommended. 

Date and time: August 14th, 4:00 to 5:00 PM

What to bring: This is a BYO event; blankets, chairs, and picnics are welcome and encouraged!

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled and tickets will be refunded.

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 117 Ridge Road

Is Your "Annual Giving" Program Just a One Time Act?

Developing a year-round giving campaign

Presented by: ESC Empower Success Corps

Traditional “year-end” giving is enormously productive for most nonprofits. But, if you only focus on your donors in the 4th quarter you could be losing out on a lot more than $$$!

Donors are often overwhelmed with the volume of “year-end” requests and equally disappointed when the only thing they receive from an organization is a solicitation. Effectively and consistently communicating your cause – throughout the calendar year – is critical to your fundraising outcomes. How can you connect with your donors during the fundraising cycle? What do they need to know to motivate and elevate their giving? This workshop will give you a better understanding, along with tips and tools, to improve the outcomes that matter to your budget and your donors.

About the Presenter

Diane DeMarco, CFRE, has 35 years of experience in development management and has provided counsel to local, regional and national educational, environmental, cultural, health and humane organizations. As an ESC consultant for more than a decade, she has led or partnered on numerous ESC client projects. Diane is a frequent workshop presenter on best practices, board engagement and innovation in fund development. The owner of Consultants for Institutional Advancement, a highly personalized full service practice, Diane is a long time member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a sustaining Certified Fundraising Executive through CFRE International.

Prior to functioning as independent counsel, Diane was Director of Major Gifts for the Massachusetts Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Associate Director of Development for the Joslin Diabetes Center, Associate Director of Development for the Trustees of Reservations and Vice President and Senior Counsel for Copley Harris Company. Diane is a ‘Pacesetter’ volunteer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk; since 1993 she has participated in 26 consecutive events.

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Digital Marketing Basics

Presented by: Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications

This class will cover the basics of digital marketing, from building your brand's website to creating an email campaign. Learn how to select the right social media channels for your business and how to use them effectively. This class aims to demystify search engine optimization (SEO) and to provide tips on how to stay on top of the ever-changing algorithms. You will walk away with a solid understanding of how digital marketing works and how to get more out of email, your website, social media, and more. This introductory class is designed for people who are new to digital marketing. It will cover basic concepts, like building business pages on LinkedIn and Facebook, how to create SEO-friendly websites, and how to use tools like Mailchimp to create email templates and campaigns.

Free, in-person; Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm, September 15-October 6

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: Nackey Loeb School of Communications

Designing and Implementing Your Strategic Planning Process

Online Workshop Series

Presented by: UNH Cooperative Extension

Three-part series:

September 8, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30am

September 22, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30am

October 6, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30am

The past year has brought significant changes to our communities, organizations, and businesses and many have found themselves needing to adapt rapidly to a changing environment.  As we move into the next phases of recovery, this may be a good time to more deeply assess the current situation, what trends are likely to impact your organization in the long term, and how stakeholder needs may have changed in order to identify opportunities and develop a plan to meet your organizations vision and goals.

Strategic planning is a great tool to understand where your organization is today, where it’s going, and how to get there.  A strategic plan can define your purpose, help communicate with constituents, use resources more efficiently, and create metrics to measure success.  A good strategic plan becomes a living document for the organization that is regularly revisited to ensure goals are being met or adapted due to unexpected circumstances. 

This 3 session virtual series will explore best practices for developing and implementing a strategic planning process.  This will be an interactive and practice based training and participants will have the opportunity to bring their own scenarios and work within the sessions to design a process for their community or organization. 

For more information, contact Sue Cagle, 

Register online here:

Cost: $30.00 for all three sessions

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 10:00am to Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 10:00am
Location: Online

Engaging Millennials to Raise Big Money

Presented by: Alyssa F. Wright Consulting

8-week course where you get tools and tips to help you prospect, engage, solicit, and steward Millennial donors thoughtfully and effectively.

NH Center for Nonprofits members receive a $50 discount using code: 50FALLMILL

Hey nonprofits, the Millennial generation is getting older and getting bolder, are you ready to engage them? 

Said to be the most socially conscious generation in history, Millennials are no longer in their teens and twenties. Many are skilled, up-and-coming professionals in their 30's with deeper pockets and vaster networks than you might think. Join Alyssa Wright, self-proclaimed Millennial and advisor to young philanthropists, as she takes you through four weeks of research, tips, and tactics to engage these new donors in your mission and vision. Don't wait: research shows that from Mega Givers to everyday donors, Millennials are active donors and ambassadors to causes they love. 


This course is for anyone in a fundraising,  community outreach or marketing role at a nonprofit or social enterprise.

Full program details at


Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to Friday, November 12, 2021 - 1:30pm

Grant Writing Class

Presented by: Grant Writing USA

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Keene, October 21-22, 2021.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to find the funding sources and write winning grant proposals.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

We are excited to offer area nonprofits a special tuition rate of $425 which includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Please use discount code "NPO" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration. 

Groups of 5 or more receive a $50 discount per person.  Discounts for Grant Writing USA alumni are also available.  Please call for details.  Payment is not required at the time of registration.
All health and safety guidelines will be followed.  Class enrollment is limited to ensure proper distancing.  Online reservations are necessary.


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, October 22, 2021 - 4:00pm
Location: Hannah Grimes Center


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