Nonprofit Excellence Workshops
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Nonprofit Excellence Workshops


Thursday November 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ethical Leadership

The fact that non-profits are often held to a higher ethical standard than any other agency, demonstrates the importance of ethical leadership. The good news is that you need not be in a position of authority to be an ethical leader. Join us as we learn the importance of core values in ethical decision making, how to make the right decision when faced with ethical dilemmas, and how to move our moral development to a higher level in service to the greater good.


Guest Speakers:


Dr. Susie Hergenrader has worked for the City of Plano’s Parks and Recreation Department for the past 22 years and currently serves as Recreation Services Superintendent. During her career with the City she also served as a facilitator for the City of Plano’s Professional Development Center, facilitating such classes as Ethics, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Performance Essentials, Employee Motivation, and Leadership for the 21st Century. Susie has presented at several conferences and workshops for organizations including the Texas Recreation and Parks Society, Texas Building Professional Institute, Southwest Parks and Recreation Institute, and the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation on a variety of leadership and professional development topics.

Susie received her Master’s Degree in Public Affairs in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Public Affairs in May 2010, both from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a former Member of Pi Alpha Alpha – the National Honor Society for Public Affairs.

Susie is a former Executive Board Member of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, as well as the former Chair of Leadership Plano’s Executive Board. She currently serves as the State Commissioner for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, Vice Chair of Church Council at Custer Road United Methodist Church, and is a member of Leadership Plano’s Plano Prime Committee.

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Thursday January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Why Aren't We Growing?

Too many nonprofits today are stuck in a fundraising rut and not growing. Meanwhile, the needs they are trying to address are rising at a rapid pace. Despite a desire to do better, help more, and make a greater impact most nonprofits just can't because they lack the funds. 

What if that limited growth could be overcome? Not just with small and incremental increases, but with significant and sustainable growth that allows your mission to shine and address the needs you've been seeing for so many years. 

The solution is having the courage and discipline to stop doing some of the things that got you started in the first place. Repeating the same strategies will keep holding you back every year. 

In this workshop, you will find three specific objectives to help you get started doing the right things to increase your annual giving: 

  • Understand the life-cycle of a typical development operation 
  • Identify the positive and negative characteristics of each phase 
  • Provide practical steps to move toward sustainable growth 


Jennifer Lehman

Jennifer has served nonprofit organizations in a variety of capacities since 1994. A graduate of the SMU MBA/Nonprofit Arts Management program, her focus began in the nonprofit arts world, and then shifted to a broad range of organizations, including social service agencies, schools, and ministries.

She served as a consultant for a prominent national firm from 1997-2000, conducting feasibility studies and leading capital campaigns for a variety of organizations around the country. She then had her own business managing events for Dallas-based corporations and nonprofit organizations between 2000-2006.

Jennifer and her husband Schuyler started their company Mission Advancement Professionals (MAP) in 2007, and she has managed the day-to-day operations of the business since that time. Today, Jennifer serves as President of MAP, continuing to manage business operations, while also consulting with several MAP clients. In her spare time, she volunteers in a variety of organizations and manages a busy family life, including two active children, in McKinney, Texas. 

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JLCC Training & Education Community Nonprofit Workshops

 For Nonprofits, Organizations, Associations

 Workshops are free and open to the public. All workshops are held at our office.  Register today!

 ·         Board Members

·         Executive Staff

·         Staff / New hires

·         Community Volunteers

·         Stakeholders

·         Community Members



January 11, 2018                 Fundraising Track

February 15, 2018               Marketing/ Social Media Track

March 15, 2018                   Journey Mapping Track

April 12, 2018                       Board Development Track

May 17, 2018                       Networking/ Collaboration Track


These JLCC courses are designed for the benefit of Collin County agencies and nonprofits. JLCC members are welcome to attend. If you have questions please contact:












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