United Way's Six-Month Leadership Series Begins Jan. 23

Friday, January 3, 2014
A CNP workshop in session at United Way’s Community Room
A CNP workshop in session at United Way’s Community Room

The United Way's Center for Nonprofits will begin a six-month leaderships series on Jan. 23. 

The certification leadership series is designed to prepare potential leaders. Six classes, ranging from measuring outcomes to engaging volunteers, will provide information that every nonprofit leader should know, said officials. 

Here are the workshops:

Organizational Matters: Structure and Governance - Jan. 23 Legal requirements, structures, mission, vision, board management tools and roles and responsibilities of board members 

Demonstrating Impact: Measuring Outcomes - Feb. 20 Identifying what to measure and how to do so, evaluation tools, logic models and reporting outputs and outcomes to tell your story 

Engaging Volunteers and the Community - March 20 Developing an effective volunteer program, identifying and creating volunteer positions, motivating volunteers, crisis communications, media and public relations 

Nonprofit Finance and Administration - April 17 Financial controls, budgeting, basic accounting systems, audits, financial reports, IRS Form 990, risk management, insurance and HR compliance 

Funding Your Mission - May 22 Fundraising trends, methods and planning, donor relationship management and recognition and diversifying  sources of income 

Effective Leadership - June 19 Challenges unique to the nonprofit sector, strategic planning, performance management, delegation and communications and succession planning 

Facilitated by CNP staff Sheila Moore and Heather DeGaetano, each workshop will be a full day and will include a special guest speaker or field trip.  Participants will have the opportunity to network with their peers and will receive two hours of follow up coaching and support from CNP staff.  A certificate will be given to those who complete the program (accommodations can be made for scheduling conflicts). Supplemental materials and sample documents on a USB drive will also be provided.     

Tuition for the entire series is $400 for CNP members, $600 for non-members. Register by calling 752-0329 or visit www.cnpchatt.org.


Dade County And The Arts - Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

Review of "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" by Annie Dillard: On the surface, the book is a collection of nature observations. A copperhead rests on a rock, its head raised. A giant water beetle drinks the dissolved tissues of a frog and leaves a shriveled skin. A mockingbird steps from a roof and free falls, opening its wings and taking flight, just before it strikes the ground. ... (click for more)

CARTA Parking Spots Are Free On The Fourth

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and need not be paid) on Saturday in honor of the Independence Day holiday. Paid parking for all street meters will also be suspended for these remaining holidays in 2015:                    ... (click for more)

Fuel Spill Shuts Down Westbound Traffic At I-24/Hwy. 27 Split; Multiple Vehicles Involved In Crash

Chattanooga Police on Saturday morning were at the scene of a traffic crash involving an 18-wheeler at the I-24/Hwy. 27 split in the westbound lanes. At 7:33 p.m., police said I -24 westbound was shut down due to a fuel spill from the crash. E mergency crews were working to clear the roadway. The wreck blocked the freeway for several hours. T raffic was diverted ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Fourth Of July, 2015

As one who is about good and fed up with being “socially correct” so less than 10 percent of us can dictate how the other 90 percent of us ought to think, I am going to pause today in order to share a wonderfully fun email that has been around for a while. It is aptly called, “You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop.” Before I do, I got a sweet note the other day from my dear friend ... (click for more)