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The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will provide participants with an educational experience in diversity appreciation, prejudice reduction, and human relations skills. Through facilitated conversation, participants will be offered the opportunity to explore the complexities and subtleties of bias and prejudice that have the potential to create divisions in the workplace and the community. The proposed training program offers learning in both the cognitive and affective domains by impacting: The Head: Sessions offer theory and models for understanding inclusion and discrimination at deep levels. Theoretical underpinnings are based on the most up-todate educational research. The Heart: Participants have an opportunity to explore their own feelings, experiences and stories, along with the feelings, experiences, and stories of their colleagues, constituents, and the community they serve.  The Hand: Participants develop concrete tools, skills, and strategies that they can use to make appropriate and meaningful changes in their departments. OBJECTIVES By the completion of the program, participants will: Develop a shared language for thinking about and exploring issues of diversity and inclusion; Examine the role of prejudice and advantage, and how these dynamics impact diverse groups, locally and nationally; and Express an increased awareness of how to create more inclusive workplace and community environments.  

630073

Start date: 04/10/18

End date: 04/10/18

Weekly - Tue 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (4/10/2018-4/10/2018)

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Tuition: $70.00

Location : TCC Regional Workforce Development Center Location : 
  TCC Regional Workforce Development Center.

Instructor : VA Center for Inclusive Communities 

Room :  URWD-W105



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This short 3-hour workshop will provide the resources and information you need to get started.    What’s Covered: What to consider before you begin Fundraising Basics Operating and Governance Guidelines   What’s Included: A printed step-by-step guide to required paperwork  Relevant online links & resources Networking with others with similar passions and ideas   What’s NOT Covered: This is not a walk-thru of how to complete IRS paperwork

630001

Start date: 05/02/18

End date: 05/02/18

Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (5/2/2018-5/2/2018)

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition: $25.00

Location : TCC Regional Workforce Development Center Location : 
  TCC Regional Workforce Development Center.

Instructor : Leigh-Anne Cade 

Room :  URWD-W105



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A strong and engaged board of directors is an indication of a healthy organization. Even the most successful nonprofit organizations need a check-in to make sure that the right board is in place to govern the organization and ensure sustainability. A board also needs a strong CEO at its helm to work in coordination with the board for a well-run organization.   This workshop will explore best practices for board evaluation, including looking at the board composition, diversity of skills and attributes, and levels of individual engagement. Tools for recruiting the right board members, as well as individual and full board evaluation samples will be provided. The workshop will also look at tools for CEO evaluation and the implementation of policies around this process. We will also discuss some ways to improve board composition and the evaluation process for both the board and CEO.  

630075

Start date: 02/28/18

End date: 02/28/18

Weekly - Wed 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (2/28/2018-2/28/2018)

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Tuition: $70.00

Location : TCC Regional Workforce Development Center Location : 
  TCC Regional Workforce Development Center.

Instructor : Amy Nisenson 

Room :  URWD-W105



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With the decrease in funding from foundations and governmental institutions nonprofit organizations need to look at alternative methods of funding to continue their work. In addition to increasing donor specific programs and other fundraising methods such as capital campaigns nonprofits are now using social enterprise, also known as earned income strategies, for capacity planning, growth, and increasing unrestricted funds.  With an increase in unrestricted funds additional capacity can be achieved to help a nonprofit continue its work. In this session, local guest speakers will also be providing their background stories to students regarding how they were able to start their social enterprises.  This interactive component of the course will allow students to directly inquire with panelists regarding some of the challenges and successes each have had in creating their social enterprise as a revenue source for their respective nonprofit organizations.  This course will include a panel discussion with 3 area leaders of organizations successfully integrating social enterprise into their business model.   Key Learning Objectives:   Understand how social enterprises work and evaluate whether this strategy could be a way to earn unrestricted funds Learn several fundraising strategies outside of grant writing Evaluate an organization’s fundraising strategy through a discussion with local panelists who will share their respective stories and case studies  

630012

Start date: 03/20/18

End date: 03/20/18

Weekly - Tue 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (3/20/2018-3/20/2018)

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Tuition: $70.00

Location : TCC Regional Workforce Development Center Location : 
  TCC Regional Workforce Development Center.

Instructor : Naomi Takeuchi 

Room :  URWD-W105



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Strategic Planning – How, When, and Why to do It Come learn about the role strategic planning plays in a nonprofit organization and why it is essential to your future. Review some best practices about the role of board, staff, and your stakeholders and how best to engage them. Participants will review the trifecta of strategic planning magic - the gathering of data, group processing and dreaming and landing a plan with solid implementation tools.  This class is designed to give participants a basic understanding of strategic planning and its importance in the health of the organization. It will also cover:   ·      Roles and Responsibilities – What is the Board’s role? What is the staff’s role? ·      Nuts and Bolts – What are the typical parts of strategic planning? ·      After the plan – What should an organization do to keep the plan alive ·      Answers to common questions - Should we use a consultant? How much should we pay?  

630074

Start date: 03/08/18

End date: 03/08/18

Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (3/8/2018-3/8/2018)

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Tuition: $70.00

Location : TCC Norfolk Campus - Martin Building Location : 
  TCC Norfolk Campus - Martin Building.

Instructor : Sarah Milston 

Room :  Not Assigned



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Because great stories attract, inspire, and move people to action, storytelling is a key element of any marketing and communications plan. It's essential for nonprofits to identify, articulate, and most importantly, market the impact they make with their programs. Does your nonprofit story put a face on your nonprofit's work and make an impact? Do your stories resonate with donors? Powerful storytelling makes an emotional connection, keeping your current supporters engaged and prospective supporters wanting to learn more.   In this class, we'll explore best practices in storytelling and examine how your nonprofit story helps staff, volunteers and clients have a consistent voice. You'll learn how to find the good stories, conduct interviews, and improve your communications. We'll discuss how to create a bank of short stories that you can use in your website, annual report, media pitches, case statements, newsletters and social media. You’ll leave with the storytelling tools you need for success!      Learning Objectives:   By the end of the course, students should be able to: Articulate why a story bank is important for a nonprofit Identify elements of a great story Describe how to collect stories at a nonprofit Conduct an interview to collect information for a story Write a compelling, short (1-3 paragraphs) story about a client, volunteer or staff member at a nonprofit

630034

Start date: 04/26/18

End date: 04/26/18

Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (4/26/2018-4/26/2018)

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Tuition: $70.00

Location : TCC Va Beach Campus - Student Center Building  Location : 
  TCC Va Beach Campus - Student Center Building .

Instructor : Dena Reynolds 

Room :  UBOK-K302 (Conference/Boardroom)



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  WINNING THE GRANT WRITING GAME: A four-part series on writing, researching, evaluating, and reporting grants (1.5 CEU in Fund Development/Communication and 0.5 CEU in Organizational Planning, Management, and Evaluation)   Grant writing has rules, just like chess or backgammon. To be successful you need to learn the rules. Then you need to practice your 'game', becoming more expert with each successful proposal. And the end result will be a winning strategy!    Participants will be asked to sign up for a series of one-day classes that will cover all aspects of successful grant writing, with a focus on local foundations and corporations. The classes will review the critical process of researching funders to match funding opportunities with your nonprofits' programs and activities, as well as strategies for approaching funders. In addition, the classes will cover the essential elements of a proposal, including case and need statements, program design, evaluation, and the budget, with a particular emphasis on stewardship and reporting.   Part 1 on May 17 will cover: Learn about funding trends Learn about different grant types and the grant process Learn about government grants, how to find them, and understanding who should and should not apply for them Part 2 on May 24 will cover: Trends in corporate philanthropy Understanding why and how corporations give Understanding different types of corporate support How to search for corporate support Part 3 on June 7 will cover: How to write a successful case statement Understanding how funders evaluate your proposal Strategies to cultivate support Part 4 on June 14 will cover: How to create an evaluation plan Understand why and how to measure outcomes How to create your final report  

630027

Start date: 05/17/18

End date: 06/14/18

Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (5/17/2018-5/17/2018); Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (5/24/2018-5/24/2018); Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (6/7/2018-6/7/2018); Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (6/14/2018-6/14/2018)

4 sessions.

Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
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  Weekly - Thu .  
  Weekly - Thu .  
  Weekly - Thu .  

Tuition: $280.00

Location : TCC Regional Workforce Development Center Location : 
  TCC Regional Workforce Development Center.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Marcia Horwitz  2.Trina Willard  3.Amy Nisenson 

Room :  URWD-W105



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