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Service Enterprise Information Session
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor, Burress Family Center for Philanthropy
Join us as we discuss the Service Enterprise initiative, designed by Points of Light, to help nonprofits leverage volunteers throughout their organizations so that they can more successfully deliver their missions. Service Enterprise isn’t a volunteer management training program, but an organizational realignment that helps nonprofits rethink how they use volunteers to address community needs. We're recruiting for our next cohort, which will begin in January, 2018 and will discuss the process, benefits, commitment, timeline, and cost of the Service Enterprise Initiative. We'll also answer other questions you may have about the program and give you a chance to hear from the nonprofits that participated in the training this past spring to hear their comments/thoughts about the program.
Cost: Free
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Nonprofit Essentials-Governance
Thursday, September 21, 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
The Governance Class will provide a practical look at nonprofit governance, including organizational life cycles and best practices. Topics include the role of the board, building an effective board, the relationship and roles of the board and staff, and how to monitor and evaluate the Executive Director. 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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00 / $450.00 / $550.00
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Peer Philanthropy Network meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 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 5-9 of the book. If you don't have a copy of the book, an outline will be provided for discussion. HandsOn NWNC has several copies of Fundraising For Social Change for sale for $45. An outline of the chapter will also be provided in case you haven't read the book. 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, October 12, 2017 - 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
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. Topic: TBD Meeting location: The Winston-Salem Foundation building. Please register below for planning purposes.
Cost: Free
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Hospitality + Service
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation Building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor, Neill Board Room
Many nonprofit and social sector organizations operate in an environment where clients may feel a heightened sense of vulnerability or distress. Ensuring client dignity, while delivering much needed services, may be among nonprofits' greatest challenges. By equipping staff and volunteers to improve the culture of hospitality in their organizations and enhance client service, organizations can address this potential obstacle. Hospitality + Service is a tailored training program that leverages Hilton Worldwide's internal Team Member trainings to infuse hospitality into the daily practices of nonprofit and social sector organizations with the goal of developing a strong culture of hospitality over time. The curriculum is consists of seven modules that are based on the S.E.R.V.E. principles of hospitality: Sincere, Empathetic, Respectful, Visible and Engaging everyone every time. The curriculum also incorporates communication skills activities designed to improve communication and connections with clients, creating warm and welcoming environments and effectively managing challenging situations. **This class qualifies to earn credits towards the Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina (CAVNC) credential** The workshop will be taught be Melissa Thompson and Jen Brown. Melissa started her career in hospitality at age 16 when she took her first job at McDonald's. She realized quickly that she had a gift for connecting with people from all different backgrounds and enjoyed serving people. Melissa received an AAS in Hospitality Management in 1987 and has held the designation of Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) since 2005. From 1991 to 2010, she acted as General Manager at 6 hotel properties in 5 cities. Her last for-profit sector position was managing two properties in Winston-Salem. She joined SECU Family House in August of 2010 as the Director of Operations and is managing the daily operations and a staff of about 13 people along with many volunteers. She is currently attending Salem College, finishing the bachelor's degree she set aside in 1991, and is looking forward to graduating in May 2017 with a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Not-for-Profit Management. In her spare time, Melissa stays busy as a board member and Membership Committee Chair for the Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN), volunteering with her church, and spending time with her husband Pierce, two teenage children Marissa and Matthew, and shih-terrier Sundae. Jen Brown (Oleniczak) is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Engaging Educator. Through EE, her pedagogical approach of Improv as Continuing Education has reached thousands of people – all non-actors! – with the awesomeness that is Improv. Before starting EE, she was an actor in Milwaukee, Chicago and New York. After a few too many waitressing gigs, she found herself at the City College of New York, getting a degree in Art History and working in museums as a museum educator. She realized the field lacked the ‘how you say it’ training and boom – The Engaging Educator was born. Since 2012, Jen has given two TEDx Talks on the power of Improv, grown EE to three locations in NYC, Winston-Salem, NC and LA, and recently began The Engaging Educator Foundation, a 501(c)(3) which offers free and low cost Improv workshops for educators, at-risk adults, teens and students on the Autism Spectrum. Along with Improv-based workshops, she is passionate about Autism acceptance within cultural organizations, and loves to personally collaborate with museums on the creation of socialization programs. Jen holds degrees and accreditation from Marquette University, City College of New York, St. Joseph’s University and Second City and the school of Yes, And. Currently, Jen happily resides in Winston-Salem with her husband, who she met while teaching an improv class – and no, he wasn’t the best person in class, in fact, he was the worst. This workshop will be held on October 12 from 12 - 4:30 pm. Fees include lunch and take home materials.
Cost: $45.00 / $55.00
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HandsOn Board Basics
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM
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. Board Basics will focus on the roles and responsibilities of individuals serving on the boards of current or emerging nonprofit organizations, boards experiencing difficulties in their effectiveness, and individuals considering joining a nonprofit board for the first time. Topics will include a review of 501(c)(3) laws and regulations, the purpose and content of By Laws, board governance, board roles and responsibilities, board/staff relationships, board policies, executive committee structure and responsibilities, attributes of quality boards, key benchmarks for effective boards, 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. 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. Seating is limited, so register now! The class begins at 9:00 am and will end at 12:00 pm. Fees include light refreshments 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. 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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00
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Nonprofit Essentials-Strategic Planning
Thursday, October 26, 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
Learn how to “strategically think” through critical questions in order to have a successful strategic planning process. Using case studies, participants will examine effective strategies and implementation, study the importance of addressing the organization’s position in the external market; select an analytical and organizational approach to strategy formulation and implementation; and, overcome strategic planning myths. The class will be taught be Pat Dickson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor at 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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Nonprofit Board Speed Dating
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:00 PM
The Winston-Salem Foundation building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor Burress Family Center for Philanthropy
If you are looking to make a positive impact, collaborate with people who share your values and interests, broaden your leadership skills, or expand your personal and professional networks, then maybe you are ready to serve on a nonprofit board or committee! One of the best ways to find out about different nonprofits and their board opportunities is through our Nonprofit Board Speed Dating. Like a typical "speed dating," you'll have the opportunity to talk directly with representatives of various nonprofits in 10 minute rounds about their organization and needs in terms of board and board committee members. Prior to the event, we’ll send you the mission statements and basic board information from the participating nonprofits. This will help you focus your questions and maximize your 10 minute speed-dating rounds. Although board/committee placement is not guaranteed, the event will familiarize you with different nonprofits and their culture, programs, and people, before committing to serve as a board/committee member. The event costs $5/person and will be held at The Winston-Salem Foundation building located at 751 West Fourth Street. Click here for a map to the building. We'll begin with time to mingle and enjoy appetizers, beer and wine (included in the $5 cost) from 5:00 pm-5:20 pm. At 5:30 pm, we'll begin promptly with the board speed dating rounds. The event will last until approximately 7:15 pm. 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. For board/board committee CANDIDATES: Please register below if you are interested in attending this event and complete the candidate application, if you have not already done so. Return the application to HandsOn NWNC by Friday, October 20, 2017. For NONPROFITS: This event is only available to HandsOn NWNC Supporting Partners. Please call 724-2866 if you are interested in participating in this event and/or interested in becoming a Supporting Partner. Nonprofits must complete the nonprofit application. Return it to HandsOn NWNC by Friday, October 20, 2017. Participating Nonprofits: **Nonprofits will be added as they are confirmed. Keep checking this page for updates** Questions? Contact HandsOn NWNC at 724-2866. THE REGISTRATION BELOW IS ONLY FOR CANDIDATES INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT. Interested nonprofits should call 724-2866.
Cost: Free
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Nonprofit Essentials-Budgeting & Finance
Thursday, November 16, 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
This course is designed to give an overview of nonprofit budgeting and finance, including financial terminology, the components of nonprofit financial statements, and a working understanding of a statement of financial position (balance sheet) and a statement of activities and changes in net assets (income statement). The course will also address how to build a budget, use performance standards to help make spending decisions, and address “red flag” issues. The class will be taught by Chuck Kraft. Chuck was born and raised in Philadelphia (he talks funny). He came to Winston-Salem to attend Wake Forest University on football scholarship where he was a member of the 1979 Tangerine Bowl Team (some say he pulls for the wrong team). Upon graduating in 1980 with an accounting degree he entered public accounting working for two local CPA firms for ten years. In 1990 he entered the non-profit world serving the YMCA of NWNC as their CFO for 14 years. Chuck then served with Smart Start of Forsyth County for eight years, the last five as their Executive Director. He became the Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Inc. in September 2012. Chuck has served the House as a volunteer board and/or committee member since 1986. Throughout the years Chuck has given his time to numerous other community boards (including HandsOn NWNC, his favorite) and is very involved with his church (that laundry list just means he is old). Chuck and his wife Sue have two children in college. Outside the office Chuck enjoys being a fan(atic) for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons! 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-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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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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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 10-14 of the book. If you don't have a copy of the book, an outline will be provided for discussion. HandsOn NWNC has several copies of Fundraising For Social Change for sale for $45. An outline of the chapter will also be provided in case you haven't read the book. 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, February 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM
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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-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, an independent foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that funds healthcare statewide and human services in Forsyth County. Over the past seventeen 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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00
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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 15-19 of the book. If you don't have a copy of the book, an outline will be provided for discussion. HandsOn NWNC has several copies of Fundraising For Social Change for sale for $45. An outline of the chapter will also be provided in case you haven't read the book. 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.
Cost: $50.00 / $60.00 / $450.00 / $550.00
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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.
Cost: Free
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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-Working With Leaders in Grassroots Communities
Friday, January 18, 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
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 Dee Washington, Neighbor For Better Neighborhood's Program Officer, who has served in several roles within the organization since joining them in January, 2008 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-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!