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January 20th, 2012

CNP Announces Workshop Schedule for late January

Start the New Year with a professional development workshop at United Way’s Center for Nonprofits (CNP). The CNP is hosting a wide range of ongoing workshops, created to strengthen and support local nonprofit organizations and their volunteers. With tutorials on how to improve your marketing strategy, an in-depth leadership series and successful grant-writing courses, CNP workshops can guide nonprofit staff, volunteers and board members at all levels of experience.

The Center for Nonprofits helps nonprofit organizations operate more efficiently and effectively in achieving their missions. It is a direct service of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga and it has more than 200 member organizations from cities and towns located throughout East Tennessee and North Georgia. Nonprofit staff, volunteers and board members alike benefit from the growing array of training workshops and resources available through the Center. All area 501c3 nonprofit organizations can receive services from the CNP.

Most sessions are offered at 630 Market Street, unless otherwise noted. To learn more, call Sara Collier at(423) 752-0300 or email saracollier@cnpchatt.org. You can also go and register online atwww.cnpchatt.org and see the rest of the workshops scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.

CNP Workshops for January 2012:

Volunteer Management Certification Series 6: “Evaluating Your Volunteer Program”
Evaluation is the key to improvement, but knowing how or even where to begin evaluating can be daunting if it has never before been done. This course will take participants through the steps of deciding what to track, how to collect the data, troubleshooting problems, turning data into findings, and using those findings to improve your program and communicate your program’s needs.
Fees: $50 Members/$75 Non-members Venue: Center for Nonprofits at United Way Building 
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Luncheon Learning: Speed Networking
Do you wish you knew more about the other nonprofits in our community? Take this opportunity to network and gain feedback from other organizations on what they do, what they need, and what their wishes are for their organization. Fees: $15 Members/$25 Non-members Venue: Center for Nonprofits at United Way Building 
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fundamentals of Creating a Marketing Plan
Creating a consistent, cohesive plan to get (and keep) your name and mission in front of clients, volunteers, the community, and donors is crucial! This workshop will identify the key elements of a nonprofit marketing plan and assist participants in putting it all together in a manageable annual plan. Presented by Lynda LeVan.
Fees: $50 Members/$75 Non-members Venue: Center for Nonprofits at United Way Building 
Date & Time: Thursday, January 26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Introduction to the Foundation Directory - 1/27/2012
The CNP is a regional repository of the Foundation Center’s online database of 92,000 grant makers and 1.3 million grant records. Learn how to access and use this database in your own grant research. Available monthly.
Fees: Free! Venue: Center for Nonprofits at United Way Building 
Date & Time: Friday, January 27, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Fundamentals of Grant Writing - 1/31/2012
This course is an introduction to grant writing, providing participants with an overview of the entire grant writing process from research, contacting funding sources, and writing a grant proposal to writing grant reports.
Fees: $50 Members/$75 Non-members Venue: Center for Nonprofits/United Way Building 
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 31, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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