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February 7th, 2013

United Way's Center for Nonprofits (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 CNP 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 email saracollier@cnpchatt.org. You can also go and register online at www.cnpchatt.org and see the rest of the workshops scheduled through March of 2013.

CNP Workshops for February 2013:

Intro to Foundation Directory                 
Thursday, February 14, 
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.

Trends & Issues: Healthcare Reform         
Friday, February 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   

Learn more about the changes in healthcare reform and how they will affect your nonprofit and employees. Join a panel of industry experts as they discuss the changes that will be implemented and what it means for employers.  Fees: $15 members/$25 nonmembers * Includes Lunch*

Weikart Youth Work Methods Series:

Session 1 - Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach 
Thursday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.    
Fees:$20 per participant per session

The Youth Work Methods Series, developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, introduces powerful strategies based on fifty years of experience and the latest research, for creating a safe, supportive and productive environment for youth.

This approach is a set of best practice methods and strategies with a consistent focus on empowering young people to become active, engaged participants in shaping and leading their learning experiences. This session will introduce you to the guiding principles of this approach and show you how to promote safety, provide positive supports, and create opportunities to learn and lead for the youth you serve.

By presenting this series, the CNP will provide a rare opportunity for youth workers in our region to participate in this cutting-edge training. The Weikart Youth Work Methods Series will begin on Thursday, February 21 with Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach. All sessions will be presented by Sheila Moore, Executive Director for the Center for Nonprofits.

Developing a Marketing Plan, 
Number 1 in a 2 Part Series, Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to Noon

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 two part workshop will identify the key elements of a nonprofit marketing plan and assist participants in putting it all together in a manageable annual plan. After session two (March 1), participants will have the beginnings of their own marketing plan created. Workshops presented by Lynda LeVan.

This is a two part series: Session 1, February 22 ; Session 2, March 1. 
Fees: $80 members/$120 nonmembers (for both parts) 
* Partial Scholarships are available for CNP members.

Volunteer Management Series      2nd session is Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

  • 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.


United Way’s Center for Nonprofits’ mission is to assist nonprofit organizations in achieving their missions more efficiently and effectively. The Center offers workshops, tailored training sessions, consultation services, planning facilitation, board development and a library dedicated to excellence in nonprofit management.

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