Can you feel it? Change is in the air. As we enter our third decade of service, the Center for Nonprofit Studies is growing and taking on new initiatives all of which will be announced over the next few months. 

Aside from my perennial self, I'd like to take a moment to officially introduce a few important folks now part of the CNS team. It brings me great pleasure to announce that Kate Tolliver as been promoted to Coordinator. She is a graduate of four of our five certificate programs and has experienced first-hand the extraordinary educational opportunities and wealth of resources CNS provides to the greater Central Texas nonprofit workforce.

Rounding out the CNS team is Carolyn Hoehle, our Strategic Communications Specialist who is now creating and editing our e-newsletter, and Anh Pham, our Administrative Assistant who is also managing our website. Soon, we will be welcoming a new Manager who will oversee several of our new initiatives. Stay tuned for this announcement in the weeks ahead!

With these changes, we are strengthening our capacity to serve the nonprofit workforce needs of the Greater Austin social sector. I encourage you to share your learning needs with us as we continue to grow. As always, thank you for supporting and being part of our community of learning!

-- Barry Silverberg

COVID-19 has caused many nonprofits to shift their focus to emergency planning for an infectious disease. The Nonprofit Risk Management Center has compiled some tips to help you hone your crisis management skills to offset an infectious disease crisis. In light of recent and ongoing events, now is a good time to re-visit your organization's contingency plans and start training staff on how to handle a crisis.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities
Change is constant and inevitable. But do you understand the mechanics of implementing effective change? (Even if you are aware that organizational change needs to happen?) Where do you start? Whom do you involve? How do you see it through to the end? 

If you're interested in leading change in your organization, then this is the workshop for you!  Lead by Jim Pacey, Consultant at Pacey Consulting & Coaching, Intelligent Change for Leaders will change your perception of what you thought you knew about leadership. Now a full day workshop due to feedback and popular demand, by the end of the day you’ll walk away with:
  • Techniques that you can use to effectively lead teams through change.
  • A greater understanding of how to assist in identifying personal changes to be a leader others want to follow.
  • A deeper awareness of self, how you're seen by others, and how emotional intelligence establishes our leadership style and skills. 
  • An in-depth look and discussion at multiple leadership studies, including: Kotter’s Change Management System; neuroscience and the work of neurotransmitters and change; Brené Brown’s works on vulnerability and trust; emotional intelligence; guiding change; along with the Four Disciplines of Execution and utilizing keystone habits in the workplace.
March 24 | 9 AM - 4 PM | $99
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Join us for one or all three of our upcoming board development classes in April! 

We are pleased to offer, not one, not two, but THREE incredible classes this April covering everything you ever wanted to know about board development! Led by Wendy Biro-Pollardeach class covers a different, but crucial topic, aimed to optimize the effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement of your organization's board and its members. Don't miss out on this opportunity to develop and support your board and its performance for ultimate mission impact!

Recruiting Board Members and Keeping Them Engaged 
April 2  |  9 AM - 12 PM  |  $59

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Show Me The Money: Creating a Fundraising Culture
April 16  |  9 AM - 12 PM  |  $59

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Building a High-Performance Board 
April 30  |  9 AM - 12 PM  |  $59

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