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The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission offers professionally-led workshops, periodic conferences and roundtable sessions to provide Technical Assistance, Professional Development & Networking opportunities to benefit cultural organizations’ staff and board members, as well as individual artists.

Upcoming Workshops

 

Beyond Events: Strategies for Effective Fundraising

Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:    County Administration Building, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ 08876, 2nd Floor, Engineering Conference Room. 
Parking:   Parking is available in the attached Bernie Field Parking Deck. Entrance to the deck is 68 East High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876

Workshop will prepare participants to assess different fundraising options and choose the ones that are most likely to be successful for their organizations.

Topics to be covered during the session include:

  • Understanding your potential donor audiences – how to find them and what motivates them to give.
  • Exploring different fundraising strategies that may be suitable for small arts and culture organizations, such as building a recurring gift program, launching online crowd-sourcing campaigns, creating peer to peer campaigns, and cultivating major gifts.
  • Developing a strategic approach to choosing which fundraising strategies to use.   

Please register by December 3, 2018.  If you have any questions please contact the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission at (908) 231-7110.

Registration Form  (Fundraising Workshop)

 

How to Plan and Run a Great Volunteer Program

Date:   

December 12, 2018


Time:   

 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Location

County Administration Building, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ 08876, 2nd Floor, Engineering Conference Room. 

Parking

Parking is available in the attached Bernie Field Parking Deck. Entrance to the deck is 68 East High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876

 

Volunteering is, and will continue to be, a necessary way of enhancing, expanding, and enriching services for those in need. Management and staff of non-profit and government programs recognize the value of volunteers, but they also acknowledge limitations and constraints in operating successful volunteer programs. Our workshop covers a wide range of issues that volunteer programs must address in order to be successful. Topics to be covered are:

  • Keys to Recruiting Volunteers
  • Orientation & Placement of Volunteers
  • Management of the Volunteer Program
  • How to Operate a Volunteer Program
  • Budgeting for the Success of Your Volunteer Program
  • Training Volunteers
  • Rewarding & Recognizing Your Volunteers
  • Evaluation of Volunteers
  • Retiring and Terminating Volunteers

Please register by December 5, 2018.  If you have any questions please contact the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission at (908) 231-7110.

Registration Form (Volunteer Workshop)