Trainings

Nonprofit

Successful nonprofit organizations remove employment barriers, enhance local economic development, provide critical safety-net services and increase civic participation. The Foundation’s nonprofit programming aims to improve the fiscal health and management of nonprofit organizations; increase the quantity and quality of nonprofit services; and strengthen board members’ abilities to contribute to the organizations they serve.

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Business

The Initiative Foundation’s business trainings are shaped by your feedback. From building basic business credit to bookkeeping to marketing your venture, we’ve taken your feedback and have enlisted experts in the field to offer free or small-fee workshops. Review our offerings and consider signing up, because when your business is humming, the local economy is humming right along with you.

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Upcoming Trainings

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Food Business First Steps: Starting a Restaurant or Food Truck

Join the Initiative Foundation, the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce and food truck owner Charlotte Roe for a workshop that will teach you all the…

Subject
Business
Location
Long Prairie
Start Date
June 11, 2024

Does Your Cup Need Filling Up? Wellbeing and Wellness in Your Workplace

Join us for a free lunch, networking and the opportunity for small-group discussions to explore how we can all take better care of ourselves so…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Baxter
Start Date
June 13, 2024

QuickBooks

 Join us to learn the ins and outs of QuickBooks with professional accountant and business finance expert Wendy Tibbetts. You’ll learn how to work more…

Subject
Business
Location
St. Cloud
Start Date
June 15, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Marketing

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the marketing workshops equips entrepreneurs with essential marketing strategies and tools…

Subject
Business
Location
Brainerd
Start Date
June 20, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Marketing

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the marketing workshops equips entrepreneurs with essential marketing strategies and tools…

Subject
Business
Location
Little Falls
Start Date
June 20, 2024

Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements

Julie Anderholm will present three FREE financial sessions in 2024 at Central Minnesota Jobs & Training in Monticello. The second session on Thursday, June 27,…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Monticello
Start Date
June 27, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Marketing

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the marketing workshops equips entrepreneurs with essential marketing strategies and tools…

Subject
Business
Location
Lindstrom
Start Date
June 27, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Marketing (Virtual)

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the marketing workshops equips entrepreneurs with essential marketing strategies and tools…

Subject
Business
Start Date
June 27, 2024

Grant Writing 201

This intermediate-level intensive workshop is geared toward nonprofit staff or long-term volunteers with grant writing experience who are ready to take the next step in…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Sartell
Start Date
August 8, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Next-Stage Business Growth

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Next-Stage Business Growth workshop is tailored for entrepreneurs ready to…

Subject
Business
Location
Brainerd
Start Date
September 12, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Next-Stage Business Growth

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Next-Stage Business Growth workshop is tailored for entrepreneurs ready to…

Subject
Business
Location
Little Falls
Start Date
September 12, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Legacy Planning

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the legacy planning workshop is designed for small business owners who…

Subject
Business
Location
Brainerd
Start Date
September 20, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Legacy Planning

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the legacy planning workshop is designed for small business owners who are interested…

Subject
Business
Location
Little Falls
Start Date
September 20, 2024

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 1

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 2: Tis the Season to Create Your Content Save the date for one, two, or all three days of exceptional,…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Sartell
Start Date
October 1, 2024

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 2

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 2: Get Ready for Year-End Save the date for one, two, or all three days of exceptional, practical fundraising training…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Sartell
Start Date
October 2, 2024

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 3

Fall 2024 Fundraising Summit Day 3: Not Enough Hours in the Day Save the date for one, two, or all three days of exceptional, practical…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Sartell
Start Date
October 3, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Legacy Planning

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the legacy planning workshop is designed for small business owners who are interested…

Subject
Business
Location
Lindstrom
Start Date
October 3, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Legacy Planning (Virtual)

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the legacy planning workshop is designed for small business owners who are interested…

Subject
Business
Start Date
October 3, 2024

Your 2025 Financial Roadmap

Julie Anderholm will present three FREE financial sessions in 2024. The last of the three sessions is on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Monticello. Lunch is…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Monticello
Start Date
October 18, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Bookkeeping for Non-Accountants

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Bookkeeping for Non-Accountants workshops is for entrepreneurs who want to…

Subject
Business
Location
Brainerd
Start Date
October 25, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Bookkeeping for Non-Accountants

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Bookkeeping for Non-Accountants workshops is for entrepreneurs who want to demystify bookkeeping…

Subject
Business
Location
Little Falls
Start Date
October 25, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Next-Stage Business Growth

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Next-Stage Business Growth workshop is tailored for entrepreneurs ready to…

Subject
Business
Location
Lindstrom
Start Date
November 1, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Next-Stage Business Growth (Virtual)

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Next-Stage Business Growth workshop is tailored for entrepreneurs ready to…

Subject
Business
Start Date
November 1, 2024

Nonprofit Branding 101

Registration will open summer 2024. Elevate Your Nonprofit with Branding 101! Unlock the power of impactful branding for your nonprofit organization. Discover the Importance of…

Subject
Nonprofit
Location
Little Falls
Start Date
November 7, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Bookkeeping for Non-Accountants

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Bookkeeping for Non-Accountants workshops is for entrepreneurs who want to demystify bookkeeping…

Subject
Business
Location
Lindstrom
Start Date
November 14, 2024

Rural Business Success Series: Bookkeeping for Non-Accountants (Virtual)

In partnership with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Bookkeeping for Non-Accountants workshops is for entrepreneurs who want to demystify bookkeeping…

Subject
Business
Start Date
November 14, 2024

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