By Carly Acree King—
MUNCIE, IN—Nonprofit Support Network is excited to announce its inaugural programming designed to strengthen nonprofits in Muncie and Delaware County. The program, titled “Nonprofit Essentials,” is a series of learning sessions designed to strengthen the operations and `management of nonprofit organizations and enhance the development of the individuals who serve them. Each session will address a topic relevant to the needs of nonprofits, from nonprofit administration and fundraising to marketing and workplace health and wellness.
Nonprofit Essentials will kick off with Nonprofit 101 on Wednesday, October 5, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Innovation Connector (1208 W. White River Blvd. in Muncie). Phil Purcell, nonprofit and philanthropy professional, will discuss the basics of nonprofits, including how nonprofits operate, the makeup of board, staff, and volunteers, and how nonprofits are publicly accountable. This session is free and open to individuals who currently work for a nonprofit or have interest in working for a nonprofit.
This nonprofit-specific programming addresses a gap in the training resources available to nonprofits in Muncie and Delaware County. Nonprofit Essentials will raise awareness across key topics in nonprofit management, develop key nonprofit skills, and allow participants to learn together with open discussion.
The second session in the series is Managing the Capital Campaigns on Thursday, November 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ball State University’s Oakwood Building (2501 N. Oakwood Ave. in Muncie). This custom course from The Fund Raising School at IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is ideal for nonprofit employees or board members who are responsible for fundraising and development for their organization. Participants will learn the five phases of a successful capital campaign and the role of a capital campaign in your organization’s development. This session is $35 per person and is limited to two registrations per organization.
The third session will focus on employee wellness and engagement. Nathan Taylor, workplace wellness professional, will share about effective nonprofit workplace practices that foster employee engagement and reduce burnout in Nonprofit Wellness: Burnout to Well Being to Engagement. This session will take place at Innovation Connector and is free.
Registration is required for all sessions and is available at muncienonprofits.org/programs. Additional sessions for 2023 will be announced later.
To learn more about Nonprofit Essentials or to register for a session, visit the Resources page at muncienonprofits.org or email Carly Acree King, Relationship and Resource Director at email@example.com.
About Nonprofit Support Network
Nonprofit Support Network is a nonprofit organization designed to support other nonprofit organizations serving Muncie and Delaware County by providing them with the resources and time they need to meet their missions. Our mission is to provide support to ensure a healthy, well-supported, sustainable nonprofit sector in Muncie and Delaware County. We believe our community is best served when nonprofits have the resources they need to focus on their mission. We take a targeted approach to support organizations in areas they need it the most by cultivating relationships and addressing resource needs. We were established to provide quality and valuable training and coaching resources to nonprofit organizations and the individuals that serve them.