The United Way of Yavapai County has launched a Center for Nonprofit Excellence to assist local nonprofits with options for training staff and volunteers.
The United Way staff is providing workshops taught by industry experts in topics that include grant writing, strategic planning, capacity building, volunteer recruitment, board development, fundraising and marketing.
The center started in November with a grant-writing course taught by Rose Vasquez of Strategic Writing and Consulting. The three-hour session was attended by local nonprofit leaders and staff from organizations that included Yavapai Regional Transit, Northern Arizona Council of Governments, U.S. VETS Initiative, Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Yarnell Water Improvement Association.
“We were pleased by participation in our first course. It was a top-notch class with wonderful guidance, tips and ideas for writing winning grant applications,” said Annette Olson, the United Way’s executive director.
A second course on program development and measuring outcomes was held on Jan. 12.
Future courses will revolve around other topics and can be found on the United Way’s website: www.yavapiuw.org.
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