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Training & Talks

Training & Talks

Sometimes You Need A Bit Of Inspiration

Cielo Strategy Group is available to lead training for nonprofits, conference sessions, webinars, or in-depth workshops for your staff, leaders, or Board of Directors. Whether it is a few hours, a full day, or a series of workshops or webinars, we will tailor our presentation to fit your needs and your audience. We have developed and facilitated full Board of Directors retreats and staff sessions.

Perhaps your Board is just starting and needs initial coaching on roles and responsibilities, or philanthropy, fundraising, and communications. Maybe your existing Board needs reinvigoration, or you might be interested in bringing your staff together for a facilitated training or for DISC assessments.

Whatever you are looking for, we are happy to talk with you further. Contact us so that, together, we can explore what your needs are and how we might be able to help.

Carrie Gray has her Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource.
All Cielo Strategy Group consultants are Certified DISC Trainers through Assessments 24X7.

Check Out Some Of Our Training
for Nonprofits Below:

Strategy and Operations
Strategic Planning
Long-range Planning
Annual Operating Plans (setting goals, objectives,
and activities)

Fund Development
Annual giving
Creating a culture of philanthropy
Building a highly effective development team
Collective giving & giving circles
Relationship management systems
Major gifts
Maximizing special events

Board Development
Team building
DISC assessment and facilitation
Board structure and governance
Onboarding and orientation
Board engagement
Board fundraising planning and strategies

Communications planning and crisis planning
Email marketing, digital and social communications

DISC Assessments & Facilitation
Administering DISC assessments for staff and
board teams or for individuals
Assessment analysis, review, and coaching
 Training sessions on utilizing DISC for more
effective teams and communication

Check Out Our Nonprofit Training Clients And Sessions Tailored For Them:

Disciples Development Conference
“Storytelling for Success”

Texas Oral Health Coalition
“Board Roles in a COVID Environment”

Texas Council on Family Violence
Annual Conference Session: “Unleashing Passion: Turning Your Staff + Board + Volunteers + Donors into Ambassadors”
Two-part Webinar Series: “Developing Your Thought Leadership Program” and “Executing Your Thought Leadership Program”

Texas Association of Community Action Agencies
Annual Conference Session: “How to Effectively Use Social Media in Your Nonprofit”

San Antonio Area Foundation
“Fundraising: It’s a Team Approach”
“Attracting New Donors”
“Corporate and Nonprofit Partnerships”
“A Secret of Effective Leadership: Communication”
“Auditing Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Accounts, Performance and Strategy”
Webinar: “Re-imagining Fundraising”

Howard College Nonprofit Training Center
3-part Webinar Series: “Nonprofit Communications Basic Training”
“Nonprofit Social Media Deep Dive”

The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country
Annual Nonprofit Summit: all-day facilitated session on Strategic Planning

Martinez Street Women’s Center
Planning, development, and facilitation for interactive, fun, and engaging all-day Board and staff retreat:
“Why Give to Martinez Street Women’s Center” activity
“Board Roles and Responsibilities” session
“Staff and Board Partnership” session
“Creating a Culture of Philanthropy” session
“Reigniting Your Passion and Commitment” and “Why I Care” activities
Storytelling activity
“What Are We Raising Money For” panel discussion and activity
“Wouldn’t it Be Wonderful If…” visioning activity

West Texas Rural Philanthropy Day
Annual conference for West Texas nonprofits:
“Using Social Media for Fundraising”

  • The Cielo Strategy Group team brings a passion for strengthening nonprofits to their work, and it is evident in their every detail – from their outstanding customer service, to their impeccable follow-through, to the way they engage with residents, board and staff – I just can’t say enough good things. They are professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely dedicated to creating a sustainable organization. I am forever grateful to them.

    Thrive Youth Center
  • The Bay City ISD School Board and staff could not have been more enthusiastic about the marketing plan that Cielo Strategy Group developed for us. We are extremely excited to see what we can do with the tools you've given us. Thank you so much for making my job easier."

    Bay City ISD
  • Thank you so much, Cielo Strategy Group for creating capacity within our organization now and for the future. You guided us, coached us, encouraged us, and taught us how to execute ideas that had always felt like far-off dreams. You didn’t come in and point out our weaknesses – you celebrated our strengths, and then, you met us where we were and gave us actionable steps to strengthen our board governance, fundraising, communications, storytelling, and operations. We are stronger because of you!

    Girls on the Run Bexar County
  • The Cielo team has been a trusted partner strengthening our organization from the inside out. After facilitating our initial organizational assessment process, they identified key areas we needed to focus on that would move our mission forward. They didn’t just give us a report with recommendations, they jumped in and created the infrastructure we needed to help us operate more effectively – from basic Board governance documents and processes to a staff and volunteer handbook, to operational planning and goal-setting. They have coached me to become a better leader. As we celebrated our ten-year anniversary, we accepted a transformational gift to purchase our own land and build upon our vision. We could not have done this without “getting our house in order”, which is what Cielo Strategy Group did for us.

    South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association
  • The Cielo team has been instrumental in helping the Weslaco Museum rebuild for the future. As a new Executive Director, I am thankful for their unwavering commitment. They provided our organization with the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” – enabling us to focus on our vision and mission. They have helped the Weslaco Museum grow our member base, streamline our website, strengthen our board, and our overall vision for the future.

    Weslaco Museum
  • Cielo Strategy Group is part of our Clinic family. With our long standing partnership, I have relied on their team as a steady support system – responding to our needs and flexing with us. They have elevated our storytelling and communications, guided us through annual fund development plans, designed and project managed annual appeal mailings, coached us through grant proposals, facilitated Board sessions and a strategic planning process. They push us toward excellence and don’t settle for less.

    San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic