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Professional Development Training Needed for Nonprofits

Posted: January 17th 2018

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Local nonprofit organizations are looking for local, affordable, and high-quality training across a broad spectrum of topics including leadership development, marketing, productivity, grant writing, development, board culture, and finance.

Working in today’s fast-paced world means that the only constant is change itself, and new workplace challenges are ever-present. Professional development is a great tool to help combat these issues and provide opportunities for employees to grow their skill sets and continue thriving within their organization.

As a supportive backbone for nonprofits in our community, the Community Foundation is committed to providing professional development and educational training opportunities for our local nonprofit sector. We know that with education comes knowledge, which leads to stronger and more viable organizations. With the start of a new year comes the launch of an exciting new nonprofit training initiative: the Paul Clarke and Indiana United Ways Leadership Series.

Everywhere we look, the need for professional development in the nonprofit sector is rising. Local nonprofit organizations are looking for local, affordable, and high-quality training across a broad spectrum of topics including leadership development, marketing, productivity, grant writing, development, board culture, and finance.

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Research shows that guided learning is the most effective way to acquire a new skill, and that is what professional development training offers: the change to acquire a new skill set to benefit your nonprofit organization. And that is just one of the many reasons why we are bursting with anticipation and excitement as we announce our new training initiative.

Beginning on Thursday, February 1st and continuing on the first Thursday of every month in 2018, The Paul Clarke and Indiana United Ways Leadership Series will be offering a series of high-quality professional training workshops aimed at increasing area nonprofit knowledge, capacity, and leadership. Topics include all of the essentials: leadership, marketing, grants, development, culture, finance, and much more.

The series is a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network (INRN), a program of Indiana United Wayne with support from Lilly Endowment Inc. INRN is a statewide service known for providing affordable high-quality workshops and board retreats for Indiana nonprofit organizations.

Given the high demand for local professional training, we expect the course series to fill up fast – so don’t wait to sign up. For more information about the Paul Clarke and Indiana United Ways Leadership Series including specific topics, presenters, and a link to register online, click here. Or visit the Indiana United Ways page for full details and registration. 

We are so thankful for new partnership and continued growth as a community leader. By creating opportunities for local nonprofit training, your Community Foundation is inspiring philanthropy, connecting ideas, and impacting our community – we can’t think of a better way to kick off 2018!

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