Join the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole’s Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Work­shops and gain prac­ti­cal skills and knowl­edge to enhance your non­prof­it organization’s capac­i­ty and effectiveness.

The Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole offers a vari­ety of Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Work­shops for non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions and their staff. These events are designed to pro­vide prac­ti­cal skills and knowl­edge to enhance orga­ni­za­tion­al capac­i­ty and effec­tive­ness. The work­shops cov­er a range of top­ics such as fundrais­ing, lead­er­ship, board devel­op­ment, and mar­ket­ing. Par­tic­i­pants have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn from expe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als and net­work with peers in the non­prof­it sector.

Upcom­ing Workshops

Feb­ru­ary 2024

  • The ABCs of Sto­ry­telling: A Round­table Dis­cus­sion for Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Non­prof­it Pro­fes­sion­als
    Facil­i­tat­ed by Zach Montes, Ori­jin Media
    RESCHED­ULED: Feb­ru­ary 15th, 10:00 — 11:30 am
    Teton Coun­ty Library, Ord­way Audi­to­ri­um
    wait­list only
  • Com­mu­ni­ty-led Pro­grams and Why They Mat­ter: A Round­table Dis­cus­sion for Pro­gram-lev­el Non­prof­it Pro­fes­sion­als
    Led by Iván Jiménez, Hole Food Res­cue
    Feb­ru­ary 28th, 9:30 — 11:00 am
    Teton Coun­ty Library, Ord­way Audi­to­ri­um
    Reg­is­tra­tion com­ing soon!

March 2024

  • Feed­back, The Foun­da­tion of High-qual­i­ty Work and Rela­tion­ships
    Facil­i­tat­ed by Cyn­di Har­ris, New Dimen­sions Con­sult­ing
    March 7th, 9:00 — 11:30 am
    Senior Cen­ter of Jack­son Hole
    $50 per per­son
    Reg­is­tra­tion com­ing soon!
  • Fundrais­ing Inten­sive for Non­prof­it Pro­fes­sion­als
    Facil­i­tat­ed by Hillary Frances, Fly­ing Whale Strate­gies
    March 13th , 14th
    Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole
    $600 per orga­ni­za­tion
    Learn more here! Reg­is­ter below!

Our Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Grants pilot pro­gram is designed to com­ple­ment our work­shop offer­ings. Appli­ca­tions are open on a quar­ter­ly basis. If you apply for a Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Grant with the intent of using funds to attend a Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion work­shop, please first con­tact Grants Offi­cer Han­nah Sell to con­firm there is space.

Addi­tion­al Non­prof­it Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Resources

Community-led Programs and Why They Matter: A Roundtable Discussion for Program-level Nonprofit Professionals

Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 28th, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Loca­tion: Teton Coun­ty Library, Ord­way Auditorium


Iván Jiménez, Pro­gram Direc­tor, Hole Food Res­cue will facil­i­tate a dis­cus­sion explor­ing the par­tic­i­pa­to­ry frame­work mod­el includ­ing ways to make pro­grams acces­si­ble to all, incor­po­rate feed­back, and the impact of com­mu­ni­ty-led programs.

Round­table dis­cus­sions offer a space for peer net­work­ing and sup­port, idea shar­ing and gen­er­a­tion, as well as macro-lev­el think­ing and dia­logue. Each ses­sion is tied to a light­ly facil­i­tat­ed theme, yet con­ver­sa­tion­al and explorato­ry in nature. Break­out ses­sions help max­i­mize exchange and allow par­tic­i­pants to drill down into the details of most sig­nif­i­cance to them. 

Reg­is­tra­tion is free and avail­able on a first-come, first-served basis. This offer­ing is open to Jack­son Hole non­prof­it employ­ees only due to lim­it­ed space.

Please send any advance ques­tions or thoughts on this top­ic to Han­nah Sell.

Feedback: The Foundation of High-quality Work and Relationships

Thurs­day, March 7th 9:00 am — 11:30 am
Loca­tion: Senior Cen­ter of Jack­son Hole, 830 E. Hansen Ave.
$50 per person

Facil­i­tat­ed by Cyn­di Har­ris, New Dimen­sions Consulting

In today’s fast-paced non­prof­it land­scape, com­mu­ni­ca­tion is vital for achiev­ing suc­cess. If we know what we are doing well, we can stay on track. If we know what could be bet­ter, we can be even more effective. 

In this inter­ac­tive work­shop, we will explore the art and sci­ence of giv­ing and receiv­ing feed­back. Dis­cov­er how to help your­self and oth­ers fos­ter effec­tive­ness. Togeth­er, we will explore feed­back as a con­ver­sa­tion invest­ing in oth­ers and our own suc­cess, under­stand crit­i­cal ele­ments of feed­back when giv­ing or receiv­ing it and learn prac­ti­cal tools to under­stand how we expe­ri­ence events and each other. 

Fundraising Intensive with Flying Whale Strategies

Wednes­day, March 13th and Thurs­day, March 14th 9:00 am — 3:00 pm
Loca­tion: Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole
$600 per orga­ni­za­tion*

Facil­i­tat­ed by Hillary Fran­cis, Founder and Prin­ci­pal, Fly­ing Whale Strategies

Fly­ing Whale Strate­gies’ Inten­sives are cohort-based accel­er­a­tors that engage lead­ers in a curat­ed learn­ing process. They are designed as a lab­o­ra­to­ry rather than a lec­ture – lead­ers learn through dis­cov­ery. They offer clear solu­tions in record time. 

This Inten­sive is a 12-hour learn­ing expe­ri­ence which builds the foun­da­tion for a three-year lean fundrais­ing plan. Lean means that this fundrais­ing plan is designed to func­tion with a bare-bones team and lim­it­ed resources. 

Each par­tic­i­pat­ing orga­ni­za­tion will receive 12 hours of trans­for­ma­tive learn­ing, 2 post-inten­sive one-on-one coach­ing ses­sions, strate­gic fundrais­ing plan tem­plate and draft, and a fundrais­ing case for sup­port tem­plate and draft

Find a detailed pro­gram out­line with a sched­ule here.

This pro­gram is designed for

Lead­ers of small to mid-sized non­prof­its who need a high val­ue, quick return expe­ri­ence that deliv­ers them a sense of clar­i­ty on a crit­i­cal pain point: their organization’s fundrais­ing strate­gies are unpre­dictable, expen­sive, and some­times scattershot

Lead­ers who often feel lone­ly and exhaust­ed on the dif­fi­cult path towards sus­tain­abil­i­ty and scale.

Lead­ers who need to scale beyond the fundrais­ing efforts of the organization’s Exec­u­tive Director

Front-line staff who exe­cute the organization’s fundrais­ing activities.

*mul­ti­ple indi­vid­u­als from each orga­ni­za­tion are invit­ed to attend. CFJH Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Grants can be applied to registration.

Upon com­ple­tion of the form below, Han­nah Sell, Grants Offi­cer, will reach out for pay­ment information.