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JeanneFrom the trenches to the podium, Jeanne Murphy Hamlin’s 30 years of “real-life” experience within the nonprofit sector enable her to pepper her programs with lively stories and examples that hit home with board, staff and volunteers alike. A high-content speaker with an energizing and engaging presentation style, Jeanne draws from both business and personal successes to guide her audiences in implementing pragmatic strategies for success! A popular conference speaker and trainer at educational events, her programs have inspired audiences in 48 states to move into action to achieve the purposeful growth and outcomes they desire. Many of her programs can be delivered in 60 minutes, or expanded to create an entire day of dynamic learning. Programs are typically customized for each client and audience so Jeanne is happy to combine segments of various programs or create a completely unique program for you within her various areas of expertise. Please call Jeanne direct for more information.

Program Topics

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Volunteer Development
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Fund Development
  • Team Building

Jeanne’s programs are in high-demand across the country and her calendar fills quickly. Call or e-mail now!

 

     

Leadership

Building a Healthy, Sustainable Organization
Our ability to change the world is only as great as our capacity to deliver. What’s the secret to unleashing this immense capability? How do you breakthrough barriers to continuously grow and sustain your nonprofit in a constantly changing environment? During this workshop, you’ll discover the stage of growth your organization is presently in and understand what to expect as you grow toward the next. Learn about the key capacity-building areas that make an organization effective and sustainable. Complete an organizational assessment to identify your current strengths and challenges. Use a hands-on process to guide you in making better decisions about current and future priorities and using resources. Gain a framework for engaging board and senior staff in discussions and actions that consistently strengthen and move your organization ahead to achieve its mission.

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Meetings Management Magic – Leading Effective Meetings
Whether you’re leading a board, committee, staff, or volunteer meeting, minimizing the time spent while maximizing the outcome of those meetings is essential. During this seminar, you’ll learn a variety of practical tips you can immediately begin to use, including:

  • Techniques for staying on-track and on-time during meetings
  • 4 quick preparation steps to ensure more effective meetings
  • How to stimulate discussion among all meeting attendees and guide brainstorming processes
  • Using effective meeting tools such as consent agendas, decision-making models, dashboard reports and follow-up action plans
  • Managing disruptive meeting attendee behaviors
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The Power of One!
You already have the most powerful tool anyone could desire to help you have the type of life or business you yearn for. Gain the know-how to put it to work for you. Uncover the true core of your desires; learn what’s holding you back; and gain the tools and courage to take steps that move you forward – while making a transformational difference in the world around you. Learn to stretch yourself while enhancing your decision-making skills, personal accountability, and ability to take risks. As a growth strategist for organizations and individuals, Jeanne shares the successful secrets for creating the life you want while making a positive difference in other people’s lives.

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When Eagles Fly – Invigorating Excellence Throughout Your Organization
Want to keep your top performers? Move average employees to a higher performance level? Build teamwork throughout the organization? Increase your own motivation? Succeed in achieving your organization’s goals? Whether you’re a manager or volunteer, you’ll gain tips and insights during this session on using four coaching steps that have the power to transform the performance of any person, the two most important times to coach, key ways to motivate (and de-motivate behavior), how to set goals that are achievable and measurable, key skills involved with being an effective coach, how to reduce defensiveness and increase openness to change, and the three most powerful tools to use in developing your people’s full potential. An organizational development consultant and trainer, Jeanne boils 25 years of experience into a program that is easy to use back on the job.

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Boot Camp for Chairs (and WannaBes)
Leadership starts at the top. As Chair of your board, committee or special project team, are your leadership skills as effective as they could be? Are you maintaining the strategic focus of your team and getting results? Building cohesion and camaraderie? Running effective meetings that provoke thoughtful, inclusive discussion and forward-moving decisions? Continuously recruiting and renewing fellow board and committee members? Building the bridge between management, the board and your community? Holding people accountable and having them love it? Develop or brush up your skills in these vital areas by attending this specialized leadership development program.

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Building a Strategic-Thinking Board
Does your board spend more of its time ensuring future success, or belaboring what’s already happened? Exceptional boards add lasting value to the nonprofits they lead by continuously honing the organization’s direction and being future-oriented. By rigorously engaging in strategic thinking, these empowered boards thoughtfully and intentionally create a culture that fosters inquisitiveness, constructive debate, and sound shared decision-making. This program provides organization leadership with insights to engage and transform your board into a strategic asset that can be leveraged.

(Topics covered - depending on program length) …

  • Using generative thinking to foster strategic thinking
  • Employing assessments and action plans to strengthen and focus the board
  • 11 criteria to stimulate thoughtful discussion on key issues
  • Paid staffs’ role in cultivating a strategic board
  • Aligning agendas and goals with strategic priorities
  • Stretching thought processes to focus on strategy rather than operations
  • Competency-based recruiting strategies
  • Communications and meeting techniques that encourage engagement and depth
  • The vital role of the “board skeptic”
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Developing Leadership Capacity: (two 3-hours workshops; can be split)

  • Enhancing Governance Leadership: Gain a framework for engaging volunteer leaders at a higher capacity level. Topics covered include: Board Governance basics - roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members; the roles of the Board Chair & Committees; and tips for maximizing meetings.
  • Strengthening Strategic Leadership: Learn how to develop and use tools to guide decision-making. Topics covered include: creating a unified long-term focus through your mission, vision and core values; how to use the strategic planning process to guide your organization; and aligning people’s daily efforts around the strategic and annual plans to do what really matters.
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Empowering Committees – Board Development Workshop
Accomplishing significant organization work can be challenging without many paid staff. Having board do unpaid staff work while trying to govern at the same time can be a recipe for board burnout and stalled growth. Effectively structured committees provide an productive solution to this dilemma. During this full-day hands-on workshop, you’ll gain the necessary background information and tools to develop a sound committee structure to take your organization to the next level. Spend the majority of the day working with your board team putting the knowledge learned and tools provided to immediate use while receiving one-on-one guidance from an experienced governance consultant. During the day, you’ll work on:

  • Determining what committees you need and gaining a process for structuring and setting them up
  • Clearly defining job descriptions and expectations for your key committees
  • Understanding the reporting distinction between the role of a board member as a committee volunteer and as a governor of the organization
  • Identifying a communications process to keep committees and the board informed of each other’s work and priorities
  • Establishing reporting and accountability parameters which enable you to delegate and empower committees without shirking governance responsibilities
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Planning for Strategic Impact & Sustainability
Is your strategic plan really an annual business plan in sheep’s clothing? Or worse yet, an expensive bookend that never gets used once developed? Learn how to develop a brilliant growth-oriented plan that is lived out every day by every person in your organization. Discover why many plans fail and how to prevent that with yours, an easy no-fail way to prioritize options while you’re planning and during implementation, tools to use before your planning session to ensure thoughtful input and discussion, three vital steps to take after the plan is created to ensure activation and accountability throughout the organization, THE key benchmark for testing all potential goals, strategies and action steps, and essential steps for monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of implementing your plan. A strategic planner and nonprofit Board member, Jeanne shares practical ideas for getting long-lasting growth-oriented results from your planning process.

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From Indifference to Making a Difference—Recruiting & Engaging Volunteers
Is there a waiting list to serve on your Board, Committees and Programs? Not attracting enough qualified volunteers puts your programs and future viability in jeopardy. Learn how to identify, attract and enroll ideal volunteers by tapping into people’s passions and values. Gain strategies and tools for creating internal breeding grounds for future volunteers. Identify key activities that motivate, develop and retain the lifeblood of your organization – your volunteers.

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Attracting & Building Support for Your Mission
Whether you need additional funding, volunteers, partners or political allies, garnering the support needed to carry out your mission starts with effective communications. Today, the discerning public wants to understand the problem or opportunity your organization is working on, why changing the situation might be important to them, what successes you have already had, and how they can help.

During this half-day hands-on workshop, you’ll gain information, tools and experience with …

  • Communicating the impact of your organization’s work
  • Crafting an effective communications message that appeals to various audiences
  • Using today’s communication tools and fundraising strategies to increase community awareness and build your support base, and
  • Converting community interest into dollars, and dollars into long-term support by leveraging your data and working up the donor pyramid.

Come away from this workshop with tools and practical tactics you can immediately apply regardless of your organization’s size or mission. Staff, board members and outreach volunteers from the same organization are encouraged to attend to maximize the benefits from the hands-on activities and thinking that will occur during this workshop.

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Marketing and Communications

Attracting & Building Support for Your Mission
Whether you need additional funding, volunteers, partners or political allies, garnering the support needed to carry out your mission starts with effective communications. Today, the discerning public wants to understand the problem or opportunity your organization is working on, why changing the situation might be important to them, what successes you have already had, and how they can help.

During this half-day hands-on workshop, you’ll gain information, tools and experience with …

  • Communicating the impact of your organization’s work
  • Crafting an effective communications message that appeals to various audiences
  • Using today’s communication tools and fundraising strategies to increase community awareness and build your support base, and
  • Converting community interest into dollars, and dollars into long-term support by leveraging your data and working up the donor pyramid.

Come away from this workshop with tools and practical tactics you can immediately apply regardless of your organization’s size or mission. Staff, board members and outreach volunteers from the same organization are encouraged to attend to maximize the benefits from the hands-on activities and thinking that will occur during this workshop.

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Getting Noticed—Marketing & PR Strategies for Community Outreach
Attracting funds, volunteers and community partners to help you achieve your mission are ongoing challenges for nonprofits. Gaining more of all three resources is directly tied to effectively using marketing and PR outreach communications strategies. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Craft a Communications Message that inspires people to get behind your organization
  • Focus your Message on outcomes, not outputs, and lives changed, not numbers
  • Identify your various target markets (stakeholder groups)
  • Adjust your Message to appeal to specific target audiences
  • Create a call-to-action that gets people involved
  • Understand the tie-in between consistent outreach communications and building your donor base
  • Determine how to consistently use your Communications Message in marketing and PR outreach efforts that get you noticed

(NOTE: this program can be modified to be a 2-part program in which participants learn the fundamentals during the first session, and then return later for a practical hands-on session in which they apply what they have learned to their organization while being coached by the facilitator.)

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7 Communication Strategies for Building Lasting Relationships
Whether we’re working with our Board, coaching employees, or looking for funding, we’re all “selling” something. Successful communications guarantee results. Discover the seven strategies used by the world’s best relationship builders. Learn the thought process all people go through and how to align the ways you communicate with others in order to make things happen while building long-term relationships. A marketing and communications executive for 25 years, Jeanne shares revealing insights for communicating better.

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Fund Development

Attracting & Building Support for Your Mission
Whether you need additional funding, volunteers, partners or political allies, garnering the support needed to carry out your mission starts with effective communications. Today, the discerning public wants to understand the problem or opportunity your organization is working on, why changing the situation might be important to them, what successes you have already had, and how they can help.

During this half-day hands-on workshop, you’ll gain information, tools and experience with …

  • Communicating the impact of your organization’s work
  • Crafting an effective communications message that appeals to various audiences
  • Using today’s communication tools and fundraising strategies to increase community awareness and build your support base, and
  • Converting community interest into dollars, and dollars into long-term support by leveraging your data and working up the donor pyramid.

Come away from this workshop with tools and practical tactics you can immediately apply regardless of your organization’s size or mission. Staff, board members and outreach volunteers from the same organization are encouraged to attend to maximize the benefits from the hands-on activities and thinking that will occur during this workshop.

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Working Your Way Up the Donor Pyramid – Building your Fundraising Foundation
Understanding the order in which larger and larger amounts of funding dollars are raised and developing a long-range plan for cultivating those funds makes the difference between a sporadic shot-gun approach to fundraising and a sustainable approach that supports your goals. Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Identifying the process that needs to occur to move a donor contact to an initial financial commitment and building the relationship to gain increasingly larger donations
  • Assessing your current sources of funds and closing the gaps
  • Tools for outlining your annual fund raising plan and monitoring its progress
  • Creating an annual giving road map
  • Strengthening your board’s involvement in fundraising activities

(NOTE: this program can be modified to be a 2-part program in which participants learn the fundamentals during the first session, and then return for a practical hands-on session in which they apply what they have learned to their organization while being coached by the facilitator.).

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Connecting to Make a Difference
Re-energize your staffs’ passion for your mission and vision by helping them re-discover what “business” you’re really in and how inter-connectedness drives success today. Through interactive exercises, stories and examples, employees throughout your organization gain a new perspective on their role in delivering programs and creating lasting impact. They discover six specific things they can do to make a significant difference every day and identify how their actions impact team goals. This is an excellent team-building workshop for organizations experiencing cultural change. A consultant on building high performance in organizations, Jeanne stimulates staff and management to take meaningful action in a team environment.

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