Workshop Descriptions

All trainings will take place at PFC Coalition Training Center located at 9500 Arena Drive, Suite 460, Largo, MD.

Get Ready for the Grant - 2 1/2 hours
$49 members $69 non-members

  • Do you know what funders are looking for?
  • Do you have a clear mission statement?
  • Do you know the capacity of your organization and role of the board?
  • Do you know how to build partnerships?
  • Do you want to learn how to apply for federal, state and local grants?
  • Do you have in place contracts and MOUs?

This workshop is for those who are new to grant writing.  It will guide you thru what you need to put in place to strengthen your organization to go after grants. Pay Now

Understanding the Grant Process - 2 1/2 hours
$49 members $69 non-members

  • Do you know how to navigate the common grant application?
  • Do you know the common mistakes people make on grants?
  • Do want to participate in small group exercises for grant proposals?
  • Can you use tips on how to respond to grant proposals?
  • Do you want to meet others you can partner with on the grants?

This workshop is for individuals who are new to the grant process and need assistance writing their grant. We recommend taking “Getting Ready for the Grant" prior to this workshop. Pay Now

Environment, Community Outreach and Education - 3 hour customized Technical Assistance workshop ($59 members, $79 non-members)

  • Get hands-on assistance filling out the online grant application
  • Get help writing the budget
  • Get help responding to questions on timelines and outcomes
  • Receive tips on sustainability, tracking and reporting
  • Meet other organizations who you can partner with on these grants

This workshop is for Nonprofits, Churches, Civic Associations, Municipalities, HOAs and also Businesses who can be contractors on the grants. Pay Now

Community Development and Nonprofit Technical Assistance - 3 hour customized Technical Assistance workshop ($49 members, $69 non-members) - Pay Now

Presentation by Karen Forbes, Assistant Director of Community Access Partnerships, MD Dept. of Housing and Community Development Grant - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

PFCC will be putting together partners for the grant - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Nonprofit Assistance Fund - up to $50,000
Nonprofit organizations involved in local community and economic revitalization activities

Technical Assistance Grant - up to $20,000
Nonprofit organizations, local governments, local development agencies and local development corporations

Youth Development, Civic Engagement, Education) - 3 hour customized Technical Assistance workshop ($59 members, $79 non-members) - Grants up to $10,000
Who is eligible? 501(c)(3) nonprofits:
- Have provided services for at least two (2) years
- Serve at least a 50% Black clientele
- Have a Black board, staff or executive leadership
- Good standing with IRS (must submit most recent 990)
- Annual operating budget of $500,000 or less
- Provide services in the Washington, DC region, Prince George's County, Montgomery County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax and Falls Church
Priority will be given to Black-led organizations. ​Previous grantees are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to new applicants. Pay Now

CBT Mini Grants - Grant deadlines - Rolling

  • Get hands-on assistance filling out the CBT online mini grant application
  • Get help with topic ideas
  • Collaborate with other nonprofits
  • Receive tips on sustainability, tracking and reporting

This workshop is for Nonprofits, Churches, Civic Associations, Municipalities, HOAs and also Businesse

Financial Accounting and Bookkeeping for your Nonprofit - 2 1/2 hours
Are you tired of letting grant opportunities pass you by because you are not prepared!

  • Do you know how to structure your accounting system so that it fits the needs of your organization?
  • Do you use proper accounting methods and record-keeping requirements to keep your books in order?
  • Do you know the benefits of using Quickbooks?
  • Do you understand expenses vs. income?
  • Do you know if you need a bookkeeper?

Register now and get your organization’s finances in order. Pay Now

Forming Grant Partnerships - 2 1/2 hours

  • Are you looking to partner on a grant?
  • Do you know how to find partners?
  • Do you know that businesses can be great partners on a grant?
  • Do you know how to draft a letter of support?
  • Do you know what should be in a partnership agreement?
  • Do you know how to handle the fiscal responsibility for a grant?

This workshop is for organizations, businesses or individuals looking to partner on a grant.  Learn about the benefits of partnerships and how this can be a win win for all involved. Pay Now

Financial Requirements for Grants - Get ready!  2 1/2 hours

  • Are you applying for a local, state or federal grant?
  • Do you know what type of financial documentation and forms are needed to apply?
  • Have you filed your 990?
  • Are you familiar with certified financial statements?
  • Do you know what type of audit is needed for different size grants?
  • Do you know how to get prepared for the audit?
  • Register now and get your organization’s finances in order. Pay Now

    Strategic Planning for Nonprofits - 3 hours  
    Running an effective organization means having a strategic plan in place that your board and staff can follow.  So where is your organization headed?

  • Do you have a road map for where your organization is going?
  • Do you have a clear Mission, Vision and Values statement?
  • Have you put in place Goals and Action Plans for your organization?
  • Have you done an Internal and External Analysis of your organization?

Come and learn how to identify ways to improve your organization planning and be strategic.  Register now for this half-day workshop where we will take you thru the strategic planning process. Pay Now

Getting Down to Basics: Board Roles and Responsibilities - 2 1/2 hours
Many nonprofits face the challenge of putting together a board that brings tangible results to the organization.  What is the status of your nonprofit board?

  • Do you need to recruit Board Members?
  • Do you know the role of a Nonprofit Board?
  • Are you engaging your Board?
  • Have you put together a board agreement?

Register today and learn how to establish an effective board. Pay Now

Free Resources for Nonprofits - 2 1/2 hours

  • Are you taking advantage of your 501(c)(3) status?
  • Do you know where to get free software and equipment?
  • Do you know where to get free supplies for your programs?
  • Do you know how to leverage your nonprofit status with businesses?
  • Register now and get resources for your nonorofit . Pay Now

Understanding the Power of Databases - 2 1/2 hours
Are you tracking contacts, clients you serve, event attendees, donations and grants? Are you tired of typing the same information over and over again? Do you need to move from a paper system to an automated system?

Well if you said yes to any of the questions above--this is the course for you. Come find ouot how having the right database system in place, can save you time and money. In this course you will learn the following:

  • What is a Database?
  • How do Databases Help us in our Work?
  • Does my Organization have the right Tracking Tools in Place?
  • Ten Steps to Making Better Database Decisions
  • Custom vs. Off the Shelf Products
  • The Power of Database Reporting
  • Learn about the power of databases and get on the right track now! Pay Now

    Microsoft Access Level 1 (Part 1) -- 4 Hours
    Learn how to design a database using Microsoft Access.  This course is designed to show you how to create some of the most common databases used to track contacts, events, and payments.  We will create tables, design queries, create simple reports such as contact lists and attendee lists. *This class will be most valuable to those with a basic familiarity with computers.

  • Get an overview of databases
  • Create tables
  • Work with fields and records
  • Design queries
  • Sort and filter data
  • Create reports
  • Custom vs. Off the Shelf Products
  • Get started on designing your database now! Pay Now

  • Microsoft Access Level 1 (Part 2) -- 4 Hours
    Learn how to design a database using Microsoft Access.  This course is designed to show you how to work with relational databases, create forms, and design advanced queries. Learn how to track contacts, events, and payments.  We will create forms and link them to tables, create subforms and work with advanced queries. We will also work with designing reports from queries and tables.. *This class will be most valuable to those who have taken Access Level 1 - Part 1.

  • Understand how to join tables
  • Create forms
  • Work with fields and records
  • Design queries
  • Create reports
  • Custom vs. Off the Shelf Products
  • Get started on creating a database for your organization now! Pay Now

Effectively running your PTA as a Nonprofit - 2 hours

    This workshop is for PTA Board and Members who want to learn how to use their 501(c)(3) status as a PTA to raise funds and go after grants for your school. In this workshop we will cover:

  • Understanding your Nonprofit Status
  • Putting in place a strong database
  • Engaging Parents in fundraising activities
  • Enlisting Community partners
  • Locating grants for your school
  • Register now for this workshop designed specifically for PTAs. Pay Now

Knowing How to Pitch Your Brand -- The Story of You: Empowering your brand through power messaging - 2 hours

  • Differentiate yourself from the competition by finding your “Value Wedge”
  • Avoid parity in your value propositions by creating “Power Positions"
  • Prove all your claims without resorting to lists of boring facts and statistics

The work shop will focus on the concept of power messaging as described in "Conversations That Win The a Complex Sale". A sales training book which I have utilized over 8 years of professional selling to maximize my effectiveness at impacting customers. Pay Now

Quickbooks 101 -- 3 Hours

Learn how to use Quickbooks to track revenue and expenses. This is a hands-on workshop where we will walk you setting up accounts, learning about the features of Quickbooks, and will highlight all the tools in Quickbooks you will need to manage your accounting for a business or nonprofit Pay Now

How to Start a Nonprofit (Free Workshop)

  • Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit?
  • Do you need help with incorporating your 501(c)(3)?
  • Do you know what’s involved on the financial accounting side?
  • Do you have a checklist of what’s needed to start and run a nonprofit?

Register now to learn how to start your Nonprofit the right way!

How to Start a Business (Free Workshop)

  • Are you thinking about starting a business?
  • Do you need help with incorporating your business?
  • Do you know that as a business owner you are leader?
  • Do you know what’s involved on the financial accounting side?
  • Do you know what’s involved on the technology side?
  • Do you have a checklist of what’s needed to start and run a business?

Register now to learn how to start your Business the right way!

Profitable Event Planning for Nonprofits - 2 hours

  • Are you planning an event for your nonprofit? 
  • Do you have all the right pieces in place?
  • Do you have great event ideas but not certain how to implement those ideas?

Register for this workshop and learn the 9 steps to profitable event planning and put your nonprofit on the right track now! Pay Now