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Enhancing Communities Learning Series

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Training for the Nonprofit Leader

​​​​​​Workshop #1: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Topic: "Implementing Principles of Nonprofit Governance”
Presenter: Joe Arthur, Executive Director, Central Pa Food Bank

Geared to current or prospective non-profit executives or board members with moderate experience, this workshop will provide an overview of governance in Pennsylvania charitable organizations. Participants will learn about non-profit governance principles, the importance of maintaining effective governance, and the roles of executive management and the board of directors in organization governance.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the governance roles of management and the board of directors

  • Identify strong versus weak governance practices

  • Recommend governance enhancements

Workshop #2: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Title: “Developing an Effective Strategic Plan”
Presenter: TBA

Strategic plans are not difficult, but it’s not something most of us are taught or inherently know how to do. As a result, they can be tricky, and sometimes daunting.  Have no fear! This workshop will engage and encourage you to challenge your current views of how your organization currently operates.  There will be time for an overview of best practices, and then all attendees can openly discuss failures, successes, and provide contructive criticism in an effort to better each other’s organization.  

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Identify your organizations SWOT’s and create an action plan to address them

Establish SMART objectives for your organization:  How, When, Where & Why

Differentiate the types and uses of a multi-year strtegic plan, an annual business strategic plan, and a development (fundraising) strategic plan and what will work best for your organization

Workshop #3: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Title:   “Why should I join this organization?  Why should I stay?”
Presenter:  Jennifer Allison, VP of Human Resources, Keystone Human Services

Every nonprofit organization has an important mission.  Without attracting and retaining the right employees, the mission cannot be fully realized and implemented.  This presentation outlines the contributors to creating a culture which attracts and retains that talent.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize your role to foster a healthy work culture

  • Establish consistency and successful processes for your organization

  • Understand the importance of communications, measurements, compliance and strategy and successful implement these into your daily functions

Workshop #4: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Topic: “Maximizing Your Brand and Community Engagement”
Presenter: Steve Schwartz, Director of Development, Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area

Nonprofits with effective communications understand the importance of building internal and external trust and support, vital for achieving the organization’s mission and goals.  This workshop will touch on all areas of marketing and communications for a nonprofit and help tailor an individual plan for your organization.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate and build your organizational brand/identity

  • Integrate new communication channels to diversify your reach

  • Strategize your objectives in order to your organizational goals.


Each workshop is 8:30a - 10:00am
A light breakfast is provided 8:00a - 8:30a


Each workshop will be held:
Giant Food Stores Linglestown (upstairs in the Community Room)
2300 Linglestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Lindsay Price
Lindsay Price

Conference and Events Manager