Resources for building a better nonprofit

Upcoming trainings:

Madison Public Library presents the Volunteer Toolbox: Skill-Building Workshops for any Madison area volunteers.

  • Dane County Legal Guide: Connecting Clients to Courtroom Resources – Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30-8 p.m., Sequoya Library Group Study Rooms.  The presentation will prepare attendees to confidently connect clients and community members to the legal assistance that they need. The training will be led by Community Justice, Inc’s Managing Attorney and Development Director Jennifer Binkley with input from other CJI staff members. Register online or call 608-266-6300. 

The next  Opportunity to Lead is being organized  for Madison Magnet, Young Professionals Group. Thursday, October 18th, 6-7 pm. For more information look for the Madison Magnet Facebook event : 

SCORE-Madison presents Effective Strategic Planning for the Nonprofit Organization on Tuesday, October 30th, 4:00 pm. If your organization needs to affirm major directions and allocate resources effectively, this workshop is for you. We will focus is on ways to engage stakeholders in the process to bring a plan to life and document progress. Mike George and Gene Kroupa have successfully led many organizations through planning, implementation, and problem solving.

REGISTRATION OPEN! Strategic Collaborations for Community Engagement: Nonprofit and Corporate Partnerships Conference, Friday December 7th, 7:30am-1:30pm at American Family Insurance. Sponsored by United Way of Dane County, Business Volunteer Network and Dane County Administrators of Volunteer Services.

United Way of Dane County partners with agencies for community convening, to strengthen local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives. Offering nonprofit capacity building is an important tool we offer to strengthen local nonprofits to strategically affect outcomes.

We mainly focus our capacity building trainings in two areas – board development and volunteer engagement management. Other programs are periodically offered in conjunction with other local partners.

We hope you find these resources to be of value in your work with your nonprofit organization.

Board Development

Nonprofit boards are tasked with making the governing decisions for the organization. As a result, recruiting board members with a diversity of skills and experience, as well as passion and commitment to your mission is vital. In addition to finding strong candidates for your board, you will need to orient them to your agency and provide training so they understand the roles and responsibilities of their position.

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Volunteer Management

Volunteers fundamentally increase our ability to achieve our objectives and advance the social mission of our organizations. Engaging volunteers effectively not only help an organization serve more people in the community but also change the core economics of an organization. With volunteers, organizations can quickly scale programs and services in a cost effective way.

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