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Nonprofit Essentials-Human Resources
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
Whether staff or volunteer, the most important asset of any organization is its people. This course will address key topics such as recruitment, retention, recognition, performance management and conflict resolution for both staff and volunteer management. The course will also review essential policies and discuss any recent legislation that could impact your workforce. The Human Resources class will be taught by Abby Monclova. Abby has over 13 years of experience in management, recruiting, personnel relations, training, and relationship building. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and received her MS in Human Resources from Western Carolina University. Previous roles include Director of Volunteer Services at the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Inc.; Director of Staff and Volunteer Services at Outfitters4; Sr. Human Resources Consultant at Forsyth County; and Board Chair for Dress for Success Winston-Salem. Abby currently works at The Resource as Clerical Operations Manager and serves as Past President of the Winston-Salem Society for Human Resource Management. Most importantly, she believes an organization’s most valuable resource is its people, and how their collaboration can strengthen your organization, your mission, and our community 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. If you have any questions concerning the Nonprofit Essentials Program, please contact HandsOn NWNC at 724-2866.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00 / $450.00 / $550.00
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Nonprofit Essentials-Working With Leaders in Grassroots Communities
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00 / $450.00 / $550.00
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2018 Martin Luther King Day of Service Read-In Event
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Winston-Salem State University
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service promotes Dr. King's ideals about serving others, equality and non-violence. On Saturday, January 20th--the Saturday after the holiday-- please join us for our 8th annual Read-In event, which this year will be hosted by Winston-Salem State University. The Read-In promotes King's legacy of service, education, and community empowerment to children aged 4-10. Each child is matched with a "reading buddy," and the pairs participate in a variety of activity stations focused on Dr. King's legacy. At the reading station, the child will be given at least one donated age appropriate book and one new civil rights themed book to keep. Please help us make this a day on instead of a day off. Will you spend some time reading with a child and and encouraging their dreams? As a volunteer for this opportunity, you will work with 1-2 children as a guide for 3 hours the day of the event. You will guide the children through each of our "service" stations. In addition, you will guide them to a reading station where you and the child will read a book together. The event should be completed by noon. We are actively recruiting volunteers to serve as Reading Buddies You can sign up for the opportunity on HandsOn Connect. *All* volunteers must attend an orientation prior to the event, and all children *must* be pre-registered in order to attend. Completing the registration form below ONLY indicates your interest in the event, and you will receive a follow-up e-mail about next steps to finalize your participation. We look forward to a great morning filled with education, service, and FUN!!
Cost: Free
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Information Session-Project Blueprint
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor
Applications are now being accepted for Project Blueprint, the board leadership program designed to facilitate the participation of underrepresented groups on nonprofit boards and committees. Project Blueprint is a series of intensive training sessions that provide an overview of the role and operation nonprofit boards while developing your skills to become a successful board member. If you are from a diverse cultural or ethnic background, spend your lunch hour learning more about this unique program and how you can apply. The information session will be held at 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 Carter Conference Room will be on your left. Bring your lunch and we'll provide the drinks and dessert. For planning purposes, please register below.
Cost: Free
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Information Session-Organizational Assessments & the Impact Capacity Assessment Tool (iCAT)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
Evaluating an organization’s strengths and challenges is critical to planning strategically for the future. An organizational assessment provides a “snapshot” of an organization’s health so that boards, staff, and stakeholders can make strategic decisions to help organizations effectively deliver programs and services. Organizational assessment are intended to: -Highlight organizational strengths and challenges in key governance and management areas -Recommend actions to strengthen these areas -Identify resources that can help with implementing the recommended actions HandsOn NWNC is now using the Impact Capacity Assessment Tool (iCAT) to help facilitate this process. The iCAT is an anonymous online survey that collects information from invited stakeholders, leadership, key staff, and Board members on six, research-based organizational capacities: Leading, Learning, Resource Generating, Planning, Managing, and Overseeing. Join us on November 30 to find out more about the iCAT. Not only does this tool save time, but provides a number of other benefits you'll find helpful. The information session will be held at 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 left in the Pfefferkorn Conference Room. Bring your lunch and we'll provide the drinks and dessert. For planning purposes, please register below.
Cost: Free
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Nonprofit Finance Officer meeting
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Winston-Salem Foundation building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor , Pfefferkorn Conference Room
Are you a finance officer for a nonprofit? Join us for an informal meeting with your peers to share ideas, tips, and best practices related to your work while meeting other nonprofit staff involved in finance. The group meets 3 times a year, is FREE, and you can attend as many meetings as you want. The meeting is from 8-9 am, but you can arrive at 7:45 am to allow time for networking. Coffee will be provided. Topics: •Audit findings and how to minimize them; internal controls and how these can help reduce significant audit findings. Please register below for planning purposes.
Cost: Free
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Peer Philanthropy Network meeting
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
Interested in sharing fundraising ideas, tips, trends and best practices? Then join the Peer Philanthropy Network! This informal group is comprised of anyone involved with fundraising and development. The group meets 3 times a year to share practical information and is a great opportunity to meet other nonprofit staff involved in similar work while exploring concerns and discussing effective solutions. The group is FREE and you can attend as many meetings as you want. Topic: Kim Klein's book, Fundraising For Social Change. We'll be talking through the ideas Kim presents in chapters 7 & 8 of the book. If you don't have a copy of the book, an outline will be provided for discussion at the meeting. Chapter 7-"Thank You Before You Bank" Chapter 8-"Getting Comfortable With Asking" HandsOn NWNC has several copies of Fundraising For Social Change for sale for $45. Meetings are from 8-9 am, but you can arrive at 7:45 am to allow time for networking. Coffee will be provided. The meeting 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. Please register below for planning purposes.
Cost: Free
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Nonprofit Essentials-Fund Development
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
This course is designed to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day related to fundraising. The course is taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and a take-away project, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques, and will provide an overview of skills, strategies and program components for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience. The class will be taught by Michelle Speas, CFRE. Mrs. Speas brings over 20 years’ experience in Japan, Africa and the United States to her executive leadership, including her current role as Chief Development and Public Relations Officer at Family Services, one of the Triad’s largest nonprofit organizations and an anchor agency in Forsyth County committed to strengthening the safety, security, and well-being of the most vulnerable women, children and families in our community. The majority of her career, she worked as a development officer, directing annual, capital, and planned giving campaigns and spearheading communication and public relations efforts. She also served as the first Chief Executive Officer of one of NC’s largest private family foundations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in from the University of Mississippi at Oxford. Mrs. Speas is an Adjunct Professor at Salem College and has been a member of the NC Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1997. She is also a member of the NC Planned Giving Council and served on over a dozen Triad nonprofit boards including: Smart Start, Family Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way and the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus. 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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00 / $450.00 / $550.00
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Nonprofit Essentials-Collaboration
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
Are you interested in really doing collaborative work? The kind that moves from talk to action to results? In this session you will explore specific skills and tools that will help you create and sustain powerful, effective partnerships. The class will be taught by Dr. T. Sharee Fowler. Sharee is an Assistant Professor of Not-for-Profit Management and the Director of the Arts Management and Not-for-Management Programs at Salem College. Most recently, Sharee was the Partnership Director for The Forsyth Promise, a community-wide cradle to career initiative committed to ensuring every child in Forsyth County receives the best education possible and is fully equipped to thrive throughout life. Her previous professional experience includes serving as an Associate Organizer for CHANGE, a nonpartisan, multi-racial, multi-faith community organizing group and as a victim advocate, community educator, and coordinator of the Domestic Violence Community Council at Family Services. Sharee earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching with a specialization in Cultural Studies from UNC-Greensboro. 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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00 / $450.00 / $550.00
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Nonprofit Essentials-Program Evaluation
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
The nonprofit sector is increasingly under pressure to achieve and demonstrate meaningful results. This class will examine different evaluation approaches and provide you with concepts and resources for improving program measurement and sharing results to document impact, improve services, and support fundraising efforts. The class will be taught by Lori Fuller. Lori is director of Evaluation and Learning at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, a private foundation that works to improve health and the quality of life in Forsyth County and around the state. Over the past eighteen years, Lori has built the evaluation capacity of the Trust, worked to improve its knowledge management and grants management processes, and helped to shape strategic shifts for greater impact at the Trust. Lori is a Truman Scholar, a national program for graduate studies towards a career in public service, and has an MSW from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from Wake Forest University. 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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00 / $450.00 / $550.00
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HandsOn Board Leadership Development
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:30 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor , Pfefferkorn Conference Room
Board members play a critical role in the success of organizations. Strong, knowledgeable boards help organizations gain credibility, build financial resources by providing access to the community, and serve as advocates and ambassadors of the organization. To help nonprofits increase the effectiveness and leadership capacity of their boards, HandsOn NWNC is offering a workshop specifically geared for board members who are in leadership positions or who are moving towards leadership roles on nonprofit boards as officers or committee chairs. Topics include a review of board officer roles and responsibilities, committee chair accountabilities, attributes of effective board and committee leaders, board policies, executive committee structure and responsibilities, key benchmarks for effective boards, a self-assessment leadership instrument, planning processes and tools, leading and conducting effective meetings, group communications, appraising board and committee effectiveness, and other topics of interest as identified by workshop participants. The workshop will be led by Karl Yena. Karl retired from RJR Nabisco, Inc. as Director of Worldwide Organization Development & Training. He served over 20 years as a senior level manager providing consulting services to RJR corporate and operating company management of Del Monte, Nabisco, Sea Land Shipping, Kentucky Fried Chicken, etc. on a national and international (over 30 countries) basis in the areas of strategic and operational planning, organizational analysis, staffing structure, training and leadership development. He also served as Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO. An avid volunteer, Karl works annually with over 100 nonprofits in North Carolina. He provides on-going mentoring/coaching to several current Executive Directors and assistance to municipalities, churches, civic organizations/associations, and non-profits in the areas of strategic planning; board development & assessment; staff development training; coaching; business planning; organization analysis & structure; executive search processes; potential merger discussions; mediation/facilitation; and human resources policies. Most recently, Karl has worked with: CCCS, Food Bank, YWCA, Forsyth Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem State University, United Way of Forsyth, Hands-On Northwest North Carolina, Experiment in Self Reliance, Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network, Arts NC, HHH, Association of Agency Executives, Arts Council, Forsyth County Government, NC Sickle Cell, NC Professional Health Administrators, Lexington Housing Community Development Corporation, The Children’s Home, United Way of Davie, United Way of Davidson, Hispanic League, Piedmont Opera, and NC Leadership Institute. He currently Chairs one board and serves on several others, including , Asset Building Coalition, Leadership Winston-Salem, Second Harvest Food Bank, Forsyth County Youth Council, and Experiment in Self Reliance Advisory Board. Over the past 30 years, he has served on over 200 non-profit boards. Karl’s most recent recognitions were: 2012 Work Family Child Champion Award, 2013 Winston-Salem Foundation Community Award and The U.S. President’s Lifetime Volunteer Service Award. Seating is limited, so register now! The class begins at 12:30 pm and will end at 3:30 pm. Fees include a light lunch and extensive handouts. The cost is $60/person. Supporting Partners receive a discount and pay $50/person. For the greatest impact from this training, full boards or multiple board members from the same nonprofit are encouraged to attend. 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. 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 Conference Room.
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Peer Philanthropy Network meeting
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
Interested in sharing fundraising ideas, tips, trends and best practices? Then join the Peer Philanthropy Network! This informal group is comprised of anyone involved with fundraising and development. The group meets 3 times a year to share practical information and is a great opportunity to meet other nonprofit staff involved in similar work while exploring concerns and discussing effective solutions. The group is FREE and you can attend as many meetings as you want. Topic: Kim Klein's book, Fundraising For Social Change. We'll be talking through the ideas Kim presents in chapters 9 & 10 of the book. If you don't have a copy of the book, an outline will be provided for discussion at the meeting. Chapter 9-"Ask a Real Prospect" Chapter 10-"How To Ask" HandsOn NWNC has several copies of Fundraising For Social Change for sale for $45. Meetings are from 8-9 am, but you can arrive at 7:45 am to allow time for networking. Coffee will be provided. The meeting 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. Please register below for planning purposes.
Cost: Free
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Nonprofit Finance Officer meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM
TBD
Are you a finance officer for a nonprofit? Join us for an informal meeting with your peers to share ideas, tips, and best practices related to your work while meeting other nonprofit staff involved in finance. The group meets 3 times a year, is FREE, and you can attend as many meetings as you want. The meeting is from 8-9 am, but you can arrive at 7:45 am to allow time for networking. Coffee will be provided. Topics: •TBD Meeting location: TBD Please register below for planning purposes.
Cost: Free
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Nonprofit Essentials-Advocacy and Communications
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
Nonprofits play an active role in shaping public policy. This class examines successful advocacy strategies used by nonprofits to advance their organization’s mission for the public good while considering related legal, ethical and tax issues, and measuring the success of your advocacy. Course includes coaching on how to tell your story in a way that conveys the importance and value of your mission. The class will be taught by Barbara Lentz, Associate Professor of Legal Writing with Wake Forest University. 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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Information Session-2018/2019 Women's Emerging Leaders Program
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy
Attention all mid level female staff! If you are currently working in a nonprofit and looking for leadership development, a better understanding of nonprofit operations, and the opportunity to meet other women like yourself-come to our information session on Thursday, May 11th, to learn more about the Women's Emerging Leaders Program. This 10 month program is designed just for you and provides the skills to help women move into leadership positions within the nonprofit sector. We'll discuss the program and what to expect, as well as review the application and answer any questions. The program is only open to mid level female staff currently working in nonprofits serving people in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties. The information session will be held at 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 left in the Pfefferkorn Conference Room. Bring your lunch and we'll provide the drinks and dessert. For planning purposes, please register below.
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Nonprofit Essentials-Grant Writing
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, Neill Board Room
A practical course designed for those seeking to develop grant proposal writing skills. Participants will learn how to research funding sources and approach funders, and learn best practices for developing successful grant proposals and letters of inquiry. 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 Nonprofit Essential 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 or visit the Pro Humanitate Institute's website. 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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00 / $450.00 / $550.00
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Local Programs Offering Additional Training
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Over the past five years, we have been pleased with the increase in professional and academic training that is being provided locally. One can now earn a certificate, an AAS, BA, or MA in nonprofit management. HandsOn NWNC partners with these programs in different ways, and our staff has served as adjunct faculty or guest lecturers in some of these programs:

 

A Reminder about the HandsOn NWNC Helping Hands Scholarship Program!

This program, made possible by a generous grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, offers partial scholarships to nonprofit staff and board members in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties who wish to attend the Nonprofit Essentials classes offered by Wake Forest University's Institute for Public Engagement as a way to increase their competency in areas critical to the daily operation of their organization.  This program reflects the role HandsOn NWNC believes education plays in increasing the capacity of nonprofit organizations in our region. You can find out more about our Helping Hands Scholarships here. These scholarships are first-come, first-served, so fill out an application today!