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January 2019

$60

Spark Studio: Building a Board that Thrives Class

January 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Board of Directors is the heartbeat of the organization–in order for an organization to do its very best work, the board must be thriving and healthy. We know this is easier said than done. Join us to learn how to support your board in becoming high functioning and productive. Come learn about: -The roles and responsibilities of the board -Tools for effective board meetings and decision making -How to build a board with the right talent, varied experiences, and…

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March 2019

$60

Spark Studio: Adding Staff to Your Organization Class

March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Paid staff is one great way to expand capacity–but no one talks about how much work it is to add staff on the front end. Get it right from the beginning so your organization can do more good work. Come learn about: -How to know when it’s time to hire and how to make sure you are hiring for the right position -Hiring, on-boarding, and general management best practices -Performance issues and firing Spark Studio is a collaboration with The…

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April 2019

2019 Illumination Gala

April 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join the Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Virginia for our annual black tie gala in the Museum’s landmark exhibit and event center, the Dewey Gottwald Center. Your support of the Illumination Gala provides more than just an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Your support will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year. The Museum has been a beloved…

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May 2019

$60

Spark Studio: Engage Your Community– Best Practices for Co-Leadership in Your Community Work Class

May 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our work is always most successful when it centers the communities we are working within. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with a community to address issues that impact the well-being of those groups. This workshop will highlight key aspects of robust community engagement. Come learn about: -The community engagement spectrum with a focus on the equity model -Best practices for co-leadership with community transformations -The value of co-leadership in your work Spark Studio is a collaboration with…

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September 2019

$60

Spark Studio: Marketing on a Nonprofit Budget Class

September 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

So you don’t have money to hire a graphic designer and you don’t even know what a style sheet is or how to get started? This course is designed for nonprofits who need to make the most out of donated services and have little to no budget for marketing. Come learn about: -Brand strategy and audience definition and basics of marketing -Tips, tools, and tricks to edit your own images and videos -The basics of social media as a marketing…

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