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Class/Event Registration
Class/Event: Nonprofit Essentials-Working With Leaders in Grassroots Communities
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
Description: As the sector becomes more and more focused on collective impact and place-based initiatives, as well as on asset-based community development in general, these competencies will be crucial to all nonprofits in the future.

The class will be taught by Paula McCoy. Paula is a native of Winston-Salem. She attended the public schools and graduated from Carver High School. She received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from North Carolina A & T State University earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration and Supervision. Paula successfully completed coursework in Duke University’s Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management and earned a second Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in community development at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 2005.

Paula is an energetic, motivated and committed individual dedicated to helping communities, organizations and individuals realize their potential for success. Her experience in administration, supervision and leadership expand over twenty years. Since 1985, she has worked with numerous individuals, businesses and community-based organizations in the areas of personal, professional, organizational and community development. She considers this as her “life work”. Paula’s philosophy is “look at life through the wind-shield, not the rear view mirror.”

Currently, (August 2013 – Present) Paula is the Executive Director of Neighbor’s for Better Neighborhoods (NBN), a neighborhood support organization whose mission is to connect people, strengthen voices, leverage resources within community to create safe, just and self-determined neighborhoods. Through an asset based community development model, NBN seeks sustainable solutions for neighborhood revitalization.

She has also served as Operations Manager for Guiding Institute for Developmental Education. President for the NC Minority Support Center (NCMSC) and CEO of Generations Community Credit Union (GCCU), Program Director for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in W-S, Executive Director of Northwest Child Development Council, Adult Basic Skills and GED Coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College, Community Liaison at East Winston Community Development Corporation, trainer and owner of a management consulting firm, teacher and computer operator. Paula serves her community and has been active on numerous boards and local politics, serving in leadership capacities in her local party.

The Nonprofit Essentials classes are taught primarily by Wake Forest University staff, faculty, and alums. Participants who finish all classes will receive a Certificate of Completion from Wake Forest University.

All classes include a networking lunch from 12:00 to 12:40 pm. Instruction begins at 12:45 pm and will end around 4:30 pm.

The class will be held in The Winston-Salem Foundation building located at 751 West Fourth Street. Click here for a map to the building.

Please park in the overflow lot across from the building at the corner of 4th and Broad Streets. To gain access to the building, cross 4th Street and walk along the side of the building adjacent to Broad Street. There is a pedestrian access gate that faces the Broad Street sidewalk. Enter the passcode 7510 to unlock the gate and you’ll be able to access the back of the building where you'll find the main entrance to the elevators. Take the elevators to the 3rd floor and exit to the left. Go down the hall to the Burress Family Center for Philanthropy and the meeting room will be on your right in the Neill Board Room.

If you have any questions concerning the Nonprofit Essentials Program, please contact HandsOn NWNC at 724-2866.

Make sure your organization is a Supporting Partner in order to receive the cost savings of the per person discount. If you are unsure whether your organization is a Supporting Partner, please see the list under Join/Give Now on our website.

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There is a fee associated with this registration. Once you have registered, you must make the payment. You can pay either by mailing in a check or paying online using Paypal. On the next page, we will provide our address where you may mail in a check. There will also be a button that will take you to PayPal where you can submit your payment online. All registrations are final.