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.
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).
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 providing nonprofits with the resources they need to effectively, impactfully, and sustainably achieve their missions.
Governance & Management
Building Capacity for Measurement program that helps nonproﬁts develop or improve evaluation processes in order to determine impact.
Nonproﬁt Essentials 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 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.
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 Board Leadership Training trains members of underrepresented populations to serve on nonproﬁt boards and board 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, Project Blueprint, Women’s Emerging Leaders or Volunteer Management Training Series Programs.
Helping Hands Scholarship a partial scholarship that pays for one-half the cost of an organization to participate in the Service Enterprise, Building Capacity for Evaluation, or Organizational Assessment program.
Consulting and Outsourcing
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.