October 4, 2017

Super Charge Your Fundraising Appeal

Join Chad Barger, CFRE to review the best practices in writing effective fundraising appeal letters.

Chad will discuss the most current research from the field's top experts in nonprofit fundraising. You will review a real life fundraising appeal letter and improve it through an interactive process.

You will receive Chad's 14 point Keys to Super Charged Fundraising Appeals Guide - a great resource for super charging your organization's fundraising appeal!
Cost: $45

Wednesday,October 4, 2017 from 9-11AM

Dixon University Center, Harrisburg


Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9-11AM

Ware Center, Lancaster

September 14, 2017

Insight Marketing Conference

Insight Marketing Conference is devoted to providing nonprofit organizations with marketing insights that will maximize their day to day efforts. In addition to Keynote Speaker Ann Handley and fantastic breakout presentations, this year's conference features three notable speakers from nonprofit organizations with national and international reach.



Danielle Brigida, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: SOCIAL MEDIA: FROM THE TOP!

Insight is offering a 50% discount on tickets to members of our local nonprofit community. Take advantage of the expertise and education assembled for this event on September 14th in downtown Lancaster at the beautiful Ware Center!

Enter promo code nrninsight at checkout to save 50% on your ticket

September 7, 2017

NRN Training Needs Assessment

Investing in your people is key to their success. However, investing wisely is key to the success of your organization. We are pleased to provide The NRN Training Needs Assessment as a free data analysis tool to help guide your decisions on training and professional development opportunities.

The process:

1. Contact for NRN Training Needs Assessment. Please include your organization's name and survey end date in your request.

2. NRN will then provide a link for you to distribute to your team.

3. We will meet with you within 2 weeks of your survey close date to review your report.

Contact Hope Schmids (717) 871-7642 for more information.

June 8, 2017

Certified Public Manager Program

Leaders Wanted.

Millersville University's nationally accredited Certified Public Manager program will boost your career in the public and non-profit sectors.

Earn a nationally-recognized credential that will distinguish your professionalism

Increase your understanding of the unique characteristics in Pennsylvania's public sector

Network with other public and nonprofit sector employees

Next cohort launches July 20, 2017.

February 27, 2017

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Workshop Series

Nonprofit Resource Network is excited to partner with the Association for Fundraising Professionals-Central PA Chapter to offer Fundamentals of Fundraising Workshop Series. This series of seven workshops is designed to help nonprofit professionals and volunteers develop their fundraising skills and raise money more effectively and efficiently.

$55 per workshop.

Module #1: Overview of Fundraising
Wednesday, April 5,2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Ann Moffitt, ACFRE

Module #2: Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
Wednesday, April 12,2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Barb Taylor, CFRE

Module #3: Marketing for Ongoing Success
Wednesday, April 19,2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Molly Helmstetter, CFRE

*Complimentary Lunch and Learn*
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 12:30pm-1:45pm
Facilitator: Stuart Jeffcoat, COO at Burgard Design, LLC
Acquire a framework of tools you can use to weigh options when making tough marketing decisions. Learn criteria you can employ to evaluate your current marketing strategy.

This session is open to anyone registered for an AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Workshop. Please RSVP to

Module #4: Building and Sustaining Relationships
Wednesday, April 26,2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Chad Barger, CFRE

Module #5: Securing the Gift
Wednesday, May 3,2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Jan Zeigler, CFRE

Module #6: Volunteers - Partners in Fundraising
Wednesday, May 10,2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Duane Crouse

Module #7: Management & Accountability
Wednesday, May 17,2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Facilitator: Jessica Ritchie

All sessions will be held at the Millersville University Ware Center 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

To register:

October 20, 2016

NRN Welcomes Hope Schmids

We are pleased to announce that Hope Schmids has joined the Nonprofit Resource Network as our new Director.

As Director, Hope will be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations, including supervision of all NRN staff, researching and writing grants, developing new programs and partnerships, and providing strategic leadership and direction to the NRN to ensure continuous improvement, success and growth of programs. She will also provide stewardship to the NRN Advisory Group and oversee its subcommittees.

Hope served as Youth Project Coordinator at the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board and as Program Coordinator with the Lancaster-Lebanon Science and Technology Alliance.

She holds a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Creative Writing from LaSalle University.

Join us in welcoming Hope to the team.