The Regional Foundation Library Has Benefits for Nonprofit Professionals Like You!
Become a pilot member of the Regional Foundation Library (RFL) – for free!
Pilot members of the RFL receive:
- targeted professional development opportunities;
- networking events; and,
- a closer connection with the institution that helps empower area nonprofits to gain the resources they need to thrive.
- (note there will be even more benefits added after the pilot / beta version of the program).
Starting in May 2017 the RFL will offer gratis pilot memberships until August 2017 as part of the beta version of this new program.
What you get:
- Invitations to “Coffee Networking Gathering” and other networking events.
- Invitations to the professional development presentations and events offered by the program.
- A chance to learn, network and grow with your nonprofit peers.
- Since this is a pilot program, we ask that participants take a survey(s) that the RFL will prepare to measure the effectiveness of the program and to get feedback to make program adjustments.
- An understanding that after the beta version (the pilot version) of The Program, there will be a cost involved for the “basic” and higher levels of membership. At the end of the pilot version in August, you and/or your organization will have the choice of joining the “post-gratis” version of The Program, or not.
- Please note that the RFL will continue to offer for free the services that are currently offered (such as orientations and access to the grants database) at no cost to the public.
Q: Who can join “The Pilot Program”?
A: Anyone can join. However, this Pilot Program is designed for the benefit of area nonprofit professionals. During the pilot program an organization can sign up as many as 15 staff members. Nonprofit professionals who are unaffiliated with an organization (like nonprofit consultants) can sign up as well.
Q: What kinds of subjects will be presented in the professional development?
A: Subjects that will enhance and support the effectiveness of nonprofit professionals; subjects that range from: grant writing to social media to board training.
Q: After the pilot version of the program, what will happen next?
A: We will be asking for your input during the pilot version to help determine the future course of the membership program. We will always have offerings that remain free to the public (such as orientations and access to the grants database). But we would like to offer enhanced programs that add value to nonprofit organizations.
Q: Did the RFL conduct a survey about what area nonprofits need?
A: Yes, in January the RFL conducted a survey of Austin area nonprofit organizations. Here are some of the results:
*You spoke. We listened!
75% Said: We are Very Interested in: Seminars, presentations and other learning opportunities
65% Said: We are Very Interested in: Networking with other nonprofit professionals
Q: If I have more questions, who do I contact?
A: Please contact Susannah Erler, Regional Foundation Library Affiliate, email@example.com