NONPROFIT TRAININGS 2

Youth Forward builds the capacity of nonprofits by providing free technical assistance and trainings pertaining to all aspects of nonprofit management including grant applications, board planning, communications strategies, and much more.

If you have specific capacity-building questions, Youth Forward offers open office hours at YouthWorx on Main, where you are welcome to drop in and meet with us to discuss any questions you might have. For more information about open office hours, please contact Tabitha Blackwell at tblackwell@chcyouth.org.

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Summer Zen Series: Mindfulness

DATE AND TIME

Wed, July 12, 2017
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

YouthWorx on Main
117 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Nonprofit work, while being rewarding, can be stressful. Work/life balance can be greatly neglected while trying to serve community youth and ensure they have a great life. Youth Forward is offering a series of sessions that will allow youth service provides to come and get centered. In the Summer Zen Series, organizations will have the opportunity to explore some yoga, meditation, and a little me time with some free classes with some area zen masters.

This session will be facilitated by Kat Kryder of Grateful Heart Yoga Center. If you have been hearing about mindfulness and would like the opportunity to explore what it really means, then this is the session for you. Mindfulness exercises can help you participants be more aware of the present moment. It can also lower stress, improve your sleep, improve your focus, and much more.

Build A Better Grant Series- Session #3: Grant Proposal Workshop

DATE AND TIME

Thu, July 13, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

YouthWorx on Main
117 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Youth Forward will be partnering with the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy to host a series of three free interactive sessions to help organizations Build a Better Grant.

In this final session, we will be exploring what to say and how to say it. Effective writing of grant proposals and other funding requests is critical to the financial sustainability of your organization, but probably something you never learned in school! This webinar will begin by discussing how to “build your case” by describing what you do, why you do it, and what evidence you have that it will work. We will discuss common pitfalls as well as components funders are most commonly seeking. Participants must first register for the workshop, as spaces will be limited. All participants must then submit a copy of a recent grant proposal for review to knorton@chcyouth.org. Grant proposals should be brief and can be for a program or for the organization. If participants do not submit their grant proposal by June 16th, their registration will be canceled. If you sign up for this session, make sure that you check out and register for the final session in the Build a Better Grant Series, Logic Model Development and Evaluation Planning.

Build A Better Grant Series- Session #2: Evaluation Planning

DATE AND TIME

Thu, June 15, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

YouthWorx on Main
117 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Youth Forward will be partnering with the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy to host a series of three free interactive sessions to help organizations Build a Better Grant.

In this second session, we will be creating an evaluation plan. What are you doing, how are you doing it, and is it working? Program planning and evaluation planning provides you with a wealth of data and other information on your program’s content and delivery, outcomes, and areas for improvement. You can use these data both for quality improvement and as evidence to support the value of your work to potential funders and others involved with your organization. A sound evaluation helps you to answer the following questions: What organizational support is needed to ensure adequate implementation? What are the outcomes at the organization, community, system, family, and/or individual levels? Can your organizations maintain these outcomes over time? Facilitatied exercises will assist participants in initial construction of evaluation plans for their works. If you sign up for this session, make sure that you register for the final session in the Build a Better Grant Series, the Grant Proposal Workshop.

Summer Zen Series: Gentle Yoga for Stress Reduction

DATE AND TIME

Wed, June 7, 2017
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

YouthWorx on Main
117 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Nonprofit work, while being rewarding, can be stressful. Work/life balance can be greatly neglected while trying to serve community youth and ensure they have a great life. Youth Forward is offering a series of sessions that will allow youth service provides to come and get centered. In the Summer Zen Series, organizations will have the opportunity to explore some yoga, meditation, and a little me time with some free classes with some area zen masters.

The first session will be facilitated by Kate Kryder of Grateful Heart Yoga Center. She will be guiding participants in a gentle yoga flow, as well as introduce folks to the yoga nidra. Just 30 minutes of yoga nidra is like 4 hours of sleep. Come experience this rejuvenating experience.

Build A Better Grant Series- Session #1: Help! I Need a Logic Model!

DATE AND TIME

Thu, May 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

YouthWorx on Main
117 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Youth Forward will be partnering with the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy to host a series of three free interactive sessions to help organizations Build a Better Grant.

In this first session, Logic Model Development, you will be building a roadmap for your work. To be competitive for funding, organizations must be able to present a clear roadmap for their work, including long-term goals, activities for accomplishing these goals, and benchmarks of success. A logic model can provide this roadmap, which then serves as a guide to program activities, funding requests, evaluation questions, and possible metrics to measure outcomes. This session will describe the key constructs of logic models. Facilitatied exercises will assist participants in initial construction of logic plans for their works. If you sign up for this session, make sure that you check out and register for the other two sessions in the Build a Better Grant Series, Evaluation Planning and the Grant Propsoal Workshop.