Virtual workshop series targets nonprofits

Greater Valdosta United Way participated in the first session of the Nonprofit Capacity Building Series.

The Greater Valdosta United Way started the virtual four-part series via Zoom. Staff from local and other Georgia nonprofits joined the conversation on the phases of a nonprofit.

Sayge Medlin of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia led the discussion by presenting a graphic that shows how an organization can expand from an idea to a mature group

“The thing that you do in one stage of a life cycle may not work in another stage,” Medlin said.

Participants were advised to consistently use various strategies while keeping its initial mission in mind.

Medlin and UGA peer Julie Meehan gave the nonprofits advice to take with them.

Other topics were growth during the pandemic and assessing nonprofits.

The United Way continues its series Tuesday, Feb. 9. The planned topic is board engagement. Session three, Feb. 16, is for executive directors learning to lead through change and session four, Feb. 23, will be about fundraising in 2021.

Registration is free for nonprofits and available until Monday, Feb. 8, for the Feb. 9 session. Call (229) 242-2208 to register.

Source: Valdosta Daily Times “Virtual workshop series targets nonprofits” Article

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