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NWA Gives Masterclass

NWA Gives presents NWA Gives Masterclass – a seven week training program for select Northwest Arkansas nonprofit organizations.  This nonprofit cohort will focus on communications and fundraising training to scale mission awareness and financial support.

For Spring 2020, we can accept twelve nonprofit organizations to the NWA Gives Masterclass.  We encourage each organization to have two representatives attend the Masterclass together.

Masterclass Eligibility

Any Nonprofit that meets the following requirements is eligible to apply for NWA Gives Masterclass:

  • A registered, U.S.-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
  • In good standing with the I.R.S.
  • Has a mailing address and/or physical location in one of the following counties: Benton County, Carroll County, Washington County, Madison County, Crawford County, Franklin County, or Sebastian County.
  • Participating in NWA Gives 2020

A Well Qualified Nonprofit Will

  1. Be able to articulate goals for NWA Gives 2020.
  2. List significant growth opportunities for 2020 and Beyond.
  3. Demonstrate the organizational ability to implement the training outcomes.
  4. Participate in all seven training events.
  5. Have participated in NWA Gives 2019.

Who Should Apply?

  • Executive Directors
  • Board Members
  • Communications Directors & Managers
  • Development Directors & Managers
  • Nonprofit Founders
  • Key volunteers actively forming Communication and Fundraising strategy

Date & Time

Feb 26th to April 9th
Every Wednesday from
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wed, Feb 26th (Week 1) – Building a Roadmap

Wed, Mar 4th (Week 2) – Story & Impact

Wed, Mar 11th (Week 3) – Messaging

Wed, Mar 18th (Week 4) – Building Momentum

Wed, Mar 25th (Week 5) – The Ask Cycle

Wed, Apr 1st (Week 6) – Execution

Wed, Apr 8th (Week 7) – Acknowledge & Access

Masterclass Application Key Dates

  1. Submit Masterclass Application by Feb 18th
  2. Masterclass Nonprofits Determined by NWA Gives Board by Feb 21st
  3. Nonprofits Notified by Feb 24th

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