CauseConnect® offers training through workshops on topics to reflect specific needs and budgets, ranging in length from one hour, a half or full day, to a mini-series. Melissa Richardson Banks also accepts speaking engagements and presents at conferences.

Below is a partial list of workshops and presentations:

  • Social Media Success for Small Businesses: Greenway Arts Alliance for Melrose Trading Place; Los Angeles, CA
  • Creative Ways to Attract Corporate Support for Museums: Mountains-Plains Museum Association annual conference; Corpus Christi, TX
  • Partnering with Corporations: Education Day for Directors of Volunteers in Agencies; Los Angeles, CA
  • How to be a Magnet School for Corporate Dollars – Partnership Building for Companies & Schools: Educators Brunch, Barnes & Noble Booksellers; Los Angeles, CA
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – Strategies for Results & Brand Loyalty: Hispanic Public Relations Association annual conference; Dallas, TX
  • Corporate Partnerships – A Two-Way Street: National Arts Marketing Project, Center for Cultural Innovation; Los Angeles, CA
  • Raising Private Dollars for Your Library: Palos Verdes Library District; Los Angeles, CA
  • Deepening Relationships with Hispanic Consumers through the Arts: Strategic Research Institute’s U.S. Hispanic Boom Conference; Los Angeles, CA
  • Corporate Partnerships and Your Library: Making it Work: North Suburban Library System; Chicago, IL
  • Marketing for Dollars and Awareness @ Your Library: National Conference of the Public Libraries Association; Seattle, WA
  • Making Plans, Making Friends: Friends Groups for Los Angeles Public Library Annual Meeting; Los Angeles, CA
  • The Credibility Factor – Museums & Corporate Support: American Association of Museums; Portland, OR
  • Capital Campaign Planning: Palo Alto City Library; Palo Alto, CA
  • Raising Private Dollars for Public Libraries: InfoPeople statewide program series with half-day seminars in San Francisco, Orange County, San Jose, and San Diego, CA
  • Public Libraries and Corporations: Making it Work for Everyone: Urban Libraries Council’s nationwide audio conference with group listening sites in 54 cities
  • Corporate Fundraising Today: California Association of Nonprofits annual conference; Los Angeles, CA
  • Funding Focus: Corporate Giving: Youth Service California’s annual forum; Los Angeles, CA
  • Now What? Corporate Fundraising in Challenging Times: seminar for 100 regional nonprofits sponsored by The Gas Company and Charter Communications (and taped for televised broadcast); Los Angeles, CA
  • Rethinking Corporate Giving: Ongoing seminar series for nonprofits; Los Angeles, CA
  • Creating Strategic Media Partnerships: American Library Association, LAMA National Institute; Palm Springs, CA
  • Effective Grant Writing: Los Angeles Unified School District Partnerships in Education “Bridging the Gap” conference: Los Angeles, CA
  • Model Grant Programs: National Art Education Association Conference: Art Museums and the 21st Century Learner; Los Angeles, CA
  • Sponsorship Professionals Association (SPA) Workshops: a quarterly series of half-day workshops that led to the establishment of CauseConnect, Southern California