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Community Foundation begins nonprofit program

Published: Monday, May 26, 2014 8:02 p.m. CST
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Next week, the Community Foundation of Grundy County is launching “Non-profit Tools for Success – Technical Assistance & Capacity Building for Not-for-Profit Staff, Boards, & Volunteers.”

MORRIS – Next week, the Community Foundation of Grundy County is launching “Non-Profit Tools for Success – Technical Assistance & Capacity Building for Not-for-Profit Staff, Boards, & Volunteers.”

Presented in an “after-hours” setting, content experts from the region will present their knowledge on a particular issue that will help nonprofits improve their skills and build their capacity to better serve their clients and the community as a whole.

Area nonprofits of all shapes and sizes are invited to attend. This includes social services, government agencies, churches, schools and booster clubs. Staff, boards and volunteers are welcome.

“Non-Profit Tools for Success” will be at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the conference room of the Grundy County Housing Authority, 1802 N. Division, Morris. Refreshments will be served.

Christina Chapman–Van Yperen of the Morris Daily Herald will be the first featured speaker on June 5.  Her presentation is “The Real Purpose of a Press Release.” She will address how to get news items published and, better yet, what is the real story you are trying to tell?

There will be no meeting July 3 due to the Independence Day holiday. Topics and speakers after that are:

Aug. 7 – Jay Fillman will present “Non-Profit Financials.”

Sept. 4 – Lea Ann Skogsberg will present “Grantwriting.”

Oct. 2 – Caroline Portlock will present “Human Resources for Non-Profits.”

We also are accepting nominations for future speakers and/or topics. Have you heard a great speaker at another conference who we can bring to town? What are some topics you are struggling with in your organization?

Please send your ideas to Julie Buck at 815-941-0852 or julie@cfgrundycounty.com. RSVPs are requested for these events.

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