NORCAN Workshops & Events

NorCAN now offers over 20 workshops and events annually, covering a wide range of nonprofit issues, ranging from grantwriting basics and introduction to board service to capacity building and leadership development. Please look below for information and links to register.

All events are held at the Humboldt Area Foundation Community Center, unless otherwise stated.


Wednesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, & 18 (1-2:00) 4 sessions – Online Communications: Beyond the Basics with Idealware  Please take advantage of this incredible and affordable opportunity to evaluate and optimize your current communications;  build your audience; execute an integrated communications strategy; and measure your communications and roadblocks. NorCAN members may use a password for a discount (NORCAN2017).  Click for more details


Tuesday, October 10 & 17 (5:30-8:00) – Introduction to Board Service with Bobbie Good and Carol Vander Meer. Over the course of 2 evenings we will discuss nonprofit board responsibilities, board relationships, fundraising, legal duties, engaging future leaders, and how to govern effectively. $55 NorCAN Member & $75 Not-Yet Member Click for more details


Monday, November 6, 2017 (11:30-1pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie and Deborah Downs, CFO for HAF.  Navigating Fiscal Difficulty. In this session, we’ll explore the warning signs that your organization might be in financial trouble, how to create a space for difficult conversations about finances and the future of the organization, options for responding, and how to develop a plan for action. Coffee, Tea, and Water provided. $10 NorCAN Member; $20 Not-Yet Member. Click for more details


Tuesday, December 5  (8:00am - 4:00pm) – Confluence, NorCAN’s 2017 Regional Nonprofit Conference with Vu Le of This full day workshop includes both breakfast & lunch, multiple breakout sessions, features our Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award ceremony, and provides plenty of opportunities to learn & network together. The event will take place at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka. $60 NorCAN Member; $90 Not-Yet Member. Click for more details


Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19 & January 9, 16, & 23 (1-2:30) 6 sessions – Nonprofit Social Media Success Toolkit with Idealware. Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to strategize your social media presence and have meaningful success with your effort. NorCAN members may use a password for a discount (NORCAN2017).  Click for more details


Friday, January 26, 2018 (9:00 - 4:00pm)Grantwriting Basics with Carol Vander Meer & Erika Wright This workshop addresses grants for nonprofits, community groups, agencies, schools, faith based organizations, or local government. The topics covered include planning, research, developing proposals, submission, and finding funders. $95 NorCAN Member & $125 Not-Yet Member. Please Stay tuned for more details...


Additional Local Training and Professional Development Resources

Cascadia Center for Leadership

Equity Alliance of the North Coast

HSU College of Extended Education & Global Engagement

College of the Redwoods Community Education

North Coast Employer Advisory Council

Small Business Development Center