Upcoming Nonprofit Academy Workshop:  The Five Voices of Leadership

Upcoming Nonprofit Academy Workshop: The Five Voices of Leadership

The Five Voices of Leadership: Take Your Communication to the Next Level Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Time: Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center, 714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176 Registration Link Every effective nonprofit requires effective team communication, from Board, to staff, to volunteers. Through this dynamic workshop, participants will complete 3 modules of Transforming Team Communication: Discover Your Leadership Voice — Learn the behaviors and value of each of the 5 Voices and identify the foundational Voice you use The Power of Your Voice — Celebrate the contribution your Voice brings and learn the negative impact your Voice can have on others The Art of Collaboration — Get the best from each person in your team by learning to leverage and trust the strengths of their Voices Workshop Objectives: Increased self-awareness and confidence as each participant discovers their Leadership Voice Deeper relational trust Greater collaboration Honest conversations being the norm with fewer tensions and challenges Increased team performance against your metrics Presenter Courtney Jordan is a Senior Consultant with GiANT Worldwide specializing in developing people, increasing team performance and building better leaders. Courtney draws from her 14+ years experience in northern Virginia real estate where she has not only served hundreds of clients by referral, but she’s also trained many top producing agents on taking their business to the next level. She understands from the front lines how people make decisions, react in stress, and navigate change. In her work with GiANT, she helps companies grow into thriving organizations where everyone can bring their...
Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund Grants $34,700 to Animal Welfare Nonprofits

Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund Grants $34,700 to Animal Welfare Nonprofits

The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announced today $34,700 in grant awards to 12 nonprofit animal rescue organizations across Virginia, including those located in Loudoun County. The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund was established within the Community Foundation earlier this year by the friends of Ursula Landsrath and her husband, Ken Rietz as a memorial after when she died January 3, 2019. Ursula Landsrath founded the Animal Rescue Fund of Virginia as an independent organization ten years ago, distributing more than $1 million during that time to Virginia-based animal rescue organizations before shutting down grantmaking operations in 2017. Dedicated to building a permanent legacy in her honor, the newly founded Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund will to continue to provide needed funds to grassroots animal rescue organizations while benefitting from staffing and investment support unique within the Community Foundation. “This is a great start for this new effort,” said Sandal Larose, member of the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund grant committee. “We hope to be able to expand the number and amount of the grants in coming years.” The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund selected 12 organizations to receive funding, after conducting a competitive grant process: Animal Care Assistance Program received a $2,500 grant to support a fence repair at their sanctuary facility. Blue Ridge Wildlife Center received a $2,500 grant to support the purchase of new surgical instrument packs and specialty instruments for animal surgeries. Community Cat Advocats received a $2,500 grant to support the County Cats program, focused on diversion for community cats who would otherwise euthanized....