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January 11th, 2013

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 promote your mission, an in-depth volunteer certification series and successful nonprofit leadership 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) 752-0329 or emailsaracollier@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 2013.

CNP Workshops for January 2013:

Intro to Foundation Directory                 Thursday, January 17, 10 to 11a.m.

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. FeesFree! Registration Required.

Nonprofit Startup                                       Friday, January 18, 10 to 11 a.m.

This session will focus on the steps you need to follow and the forms you need to file to become an exempt organization. FeesFree! Registration Required.

Basics of Nonprofit Board Service       Wednesday, January 23, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

This session is designed as an introduction for board members to the basics of board responsibilities and duties, as well as to the roles of staff and board. Fees: $20

Telling Your Story                                      Thursday, January 24, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Charitable organizations must share the story of their mission in resonant ways in order to connect with and to inspire donors to action. In this session - a follow up to the presentation at last year’s TVI Conference - you’ll learn the secrets to crafting great mission-based stories to share your case and to demonstrate your impact. You’ll find out key elements to include and deadly mistakes to avoid. You’ll also see examples of high-impact, low-budget ways to communicate with your community in powerful ways. Ultimately, you’ll take away specific strategies and fresh ideas to create vibrant communications that will enhance your charitable mission and deepen your connection with donors. Fees: $50 Members/$75 Nonmembers *Partial scholarships available for CNP members- contact Sara Collier*

Trends & Issues: "All About the Cloud" Luncheon

Tuesday, January 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion on nonprofits and “the cloud”- what is it, how are nonprofits using it, and is it right for your organization? 

Fees: $15 members/$25 non members *Lunch included

Volunteer Management Series       Begins Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

  • Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: "Overview of Volunteerism”
  • Thursday, February 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: “Planning Your Volunteer Program”
  • Thursday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: “Recruiting & Placing Volunteers"
  • Thursday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: “Orienting and Training Volunteers”
  • Date TBA: “Supervising Volunteers”
  • Date TBA: “Evaluating Your Volunteer Program”

Fees: $250 Members/ $400 Nonmember

*Limited number of partial scholarships are available for CNP members*

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Kickoff 2018

Join us for our 2018 Kickoff!


The United Way of Greater Chattanooga would like to cordially invite you to our 2018 Campaign Kickoff Luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center on August 21, 2018 from 11:30am-1:00pm.

We are excited to impact so many lives with your help. Thanks to people like you, we believe a connected community changes everything!

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