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2019 Nonprofit Workshops

Cindy Colson, Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Community Foundation, in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, is pleased to offer the following 2019 workshops:

April 22nd: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Topic:  Nonprofit Board Leadership

Location:  Best Western PLUS, Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane)

In a highly-functioning organization, the Chair of the Board of Directors leads the Board in the oversight, thinking, and support that is critical to good governance. With the Executive Director, the Chair prioritizes what is most critical for the Board to address and sets the tone for the organization’s work.  In this workshop, participants will learn valuable tips on how to build leadership skills and make the Chair’s tenure as successful as possible.

Workshop participants will learn:

  • Nonprofit Board Chair responsibilities
  • Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
  • Executive Director/Chair partnership
  • Building consensus
  • Chair succession planning

Who Should Attend: Current and prospective Board Chairs, Executive Directors, and others interested in the effective leadership of nonprofit organizations.

Fee: $35 for participants affiliated with a CNE member organization; $55 for all other participants. In partnership with CAPSAW, we are also pleased to offer a special $20 scholarship to participants affiliated with a human services agency.

Trainer: Cindy Colson, CNE Director of Strategic Initiatives. Cindy brings over 18 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. She has worked on building strong collaborations with more than 65 nonprofits to develop programs and initiatives to address community needs.


May 14th: Time TBD

Topic:  Your Case for Support & Communications Plan, and Persuasive Advocacy

Location:  Best Western PLUS, Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane)

This is a two-part workshop offered in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and the American Shakespeare Center. Workshop description coming soon.


August 8th: Time TBD

Topic:  Effective Grant Writing

Location:  Best Western PLUS, Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane)

Workshop description coming soon.


August 28th: Time TBD

Topic:  Navigating Organizational Change

Location:  Best Western PLUS, Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane)

Workshop description coming soon.


September 24th: Time TBD

Topic:  Broadening the Base for Annual Support

Location:  Best Western PLUS, Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane)

Workshop description coming soon.


October 16th: Time TBD 

Topic:  Effective Planning & Introduction of New Programs

Location:  Best Western PLUS, Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane) 

Workshop description coming soon.


October 30th: Time TBD

Topic: The Board’s Role in Fundraising

Location:  Best Western PLUS, Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane) 

Workshop description coming soon.


November 12TH: Time TBD

Topic:  Developing a Major Gifts and Planning Giving Program

Location:  Best Western PLUS, Waynesboro (109 Apple Tree Lane)

Workshop description coming soon.