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Nonprofit Training Series



The Athens Area Community Foundation, United Way of Northeast Georgia, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, UGA's Office of Service Learning, and UGA's Institute for Nonprofit Organizations have joined together to provide a series of trainings for nonprofit organizations in Northeast Georgia. 

Building upon a successful 4-course curriculum in 2017-2018, the collaborative group looks forward to offering 5 new, relevant trainings in 2018-2019 that meet the specific needs of nonprofits in our community. 

Specialists from areas in nonprofit development, fundraising, board management and more will leverage their insight and expertise to help organizations build capacity and show impact.

Each training is provided for free, with a suggested donation of $10/organization/training to cover printing costs, coffee, snacks, and any travel costs for trainers. Donations will be taken at the start of each training. 

Please RSVP to each training, as space is limited.

Please save these dates for our 2018-2019 Training Series. 

Thursday, August 23 – Board Governance and Fundraising with Scott Sikes
               -How to create a board member "contract” which defines their giving and fundraising responsibilities;
              -How to conduct better board member orientation/"on-boarding” explaining fundraising responsibilities and priorities  (e.g., major gifts vs. special events); and
              -How to help board members make a planned gift."

Friday, October 19 – Legal Matters in Nonprofits with ProBono Partnership of Atlanta
 In thirteen years of providing legal advice to nonprofits as Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Rachel  Epps Spears has received many calls from panicked nonprofit executives who just received a scary letter from the IRS, the Department of Labor, a plaintiff’s attorney or a disgruntled employee. Rachel knows how nonprofits get into legal trouble, and she will use that knowledge to help your organization stay out of it. This class will address:

  • The ten questions you should ask in order to identify unknown legal risks to your organization. 
  • How to address those risks in order to better protect your nonprofit.

Friday, November 2 –  Results Based Accountability with Georgia Center for Nonprofits

A full-day, hands-on training to create program outcomes via the Results Based Accountability model. 

Friday, November 16 –  Communication with Clark Brown
          Presenting with Impact: Does presenting to an audience make you feel anxious and uncomfortable? Do you ‘survive’ the experience and can’t wait for it to be over? Are you unsure if you have really got the message across?

          If the answer to these questions ‘Yes’ then this three hour PowerLearning® session is ideal for you.  Learn how to manage your nerves, appear more confident (even when you don’t feel it!) and make sure you get your message across. The session is highly practical and interactive and is crammed full of top tips to help you develop the number one skill of presenting to an audience.

Friday, January 25 – HR/Leadership with Merle Strangway
Friday, February 22 – TBD
Friday, March 22 – TBD
Friday, April 26 – Donor Panel

We will post specific and separate events for each training. 

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