Resources For Nonprofits

“Let Us Give You A Hand”


ENGAGE the people and organizations that want to make a difference through a variety of programs and volunteer opportunities.

Forsyth County Town Hall annual meeting that provides nonprofits with legislative updates and the opportunity to connect with local delegation members.

Group/Employee Service Opportunities targets high-impact community service opportunities organized and managed for groups and businesses for short-term or one-day.

National Days of Service one day service events on nationally recognized and celebrated service days.

Peer Networking and Learning Groups meet other nonprofit staff while sharing tips and best practices on fund development or financial issues (Peer Philanthropy Network, Finance Officer’s Group).

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) provides incentives to volunteers aged 55+.

Monthly E-Newsletter The Nonprofit Connection contains valuable information concerning HandsOn NWNC programs and announcements.

HandsOn Connect an online volunteer matching tool accessed through our website that allows organizations to post volunteer service opportunities and provides volunteers the ability to search for opportunities.

Verified Volunteers only background check platform tailored to the specific needs of the nonprofit and service sector to make screening volunteers faster, easier, and less costly for nonprofits and volunteers themselves.


EQUIP our community to meet the challenges it faces by equipping nonprofits with the resources they need to achieve their mission.

Governance & Management

Building Capacity for Measurement program that helps nonprofits develop or improve evaluation processes in order to determine impact.

Elevating Your Service Experience workshop that helps nonprofits increase their focus on customer service and integrate it into the daily practices of their organizations.

Nonprofit Essentials Program ten classes designed to increase the skills of nonprofit staff and board members in governance and operations.

Organizational Assessment identifies strengths and weaknesses in key management and governance areas in order to create a focused plan that prioritizes and addresses challenging issues.

Service Enterprise a national certification model that uses assessment, training, peer learning, and coaching to help nonprofits improve sustainability and growth by incorporating volunteers at all levels of the organization.

Volunteer Management Training Series six courses that provide a comprehensive understanding of the components of a volunteer program.

Women’s Emerging Leaders Program ten month program for mid-level female nonprofit staff that combines Nonprofit Essentials classes with an intensive 2 1/2 day workshop that includes peer learning, networking, and goal setting.

Board Training

HandsOn Board Basics and Leadership Development classes that develop and strengthen board member skills.

Nonprofit Board Speed Dating sessions facilitate matches between interested community volunteers and nonprofits seeking board and board committee members.

Project Blueprint trains members of underrepresented populations to serve on nonprofit boards and committees.


Chuck Kraft Scholarship full scholarship awarded annually to a staff or board member of a child or youth-centered nonprofit to attend the Nonprofit Essentials Program.

Helping Hands Scholarship a partial scholarship that pays for one-half of the tuition to attend the Nonprofit Essentials Program

Consulting and Outsourcing

Consultant/Vendor Partners

Individual Consultations with HandsOn staff to advise those who are considering starting their own nonprofit.


INSPIRE our community by unlocking the potential of our neighbors and local organizations and celebrating the role that nonprofits and volunteers play in making our community a better place to live, work and serve.

Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Award spring event that recognizes and celebrates the work of outstanding volunteers in Forsyth County.

President’s Volunteer Service Awards recognizes volunteers who have achieved a certain required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period – or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.

Daily Point of Light Award is a national award for exceptional volunteers who “spark change and improve the world.”

Cabot’s Reward Volunteers Program is a free way to track and log volunteer hours in order to earn rewards for cash or prizes for your volunteer contributions.  The organizations served also have the opportunity to win rewards.