The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free Summer Nonprofit Webinar Series, featuring speakers from the Funding for Good team, Tuesdays, August 18-September 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sessions in this not-to-miss Summer Nonprofit Series include:

Board Roles & Responsibilities: Where the Board Role Ends and the Staff Role Begins - August 18

Do individuals on your board of directors understand where their job ends and where staff jobs begin? This workshop will guide participants through conversations and exercises that clarify the roles and responsibilities of board members vs. those of staff. Because boards exist to govern an organization, this workshop will highlight key strategies for crafting/revising your organization's mission and vision statement and outline the policies and procedures all boards should consider to reduce liability and increase productivity.

• Understand roles & responsibilities of your board of directors
• Develop strategies to strengthen the relationship between the board and staff 
• Facilitate a conversation to craft and/or update your organization's mission & vision statement
• Determine which policies/procedures are must haves for your organization

Strategic Planning 101-August 25

To be successful, a nonprofit should always have a detailed strategic plan. Participants will learn key components in the strategic planning process and how to engage the appropriate board members, staff, volunteers, and/or stakeholders in the process. This workshop offers a roadmap for non-profits who want an overview of strategic planning from start to finish as well as some practical tools to use along the way.

• Understand primary functions and components of a multi-year strategic plan
• Determine who should participate in the strategic planning process and how to engage them.
• Complete a basic SWOT analysis for your organization
• Draft a basic strategic plan to guide your organization through key phases of development

 How to Fully Fund Your Nonprofit Overhead-September 1

This session will identify the building blocks of a strong budget and explain how nonprofits can easily raise the dollars needed to cover overhead costs. We will discuss how proper budgeting will propel grant proposals to success and how to use messaging to raise these much-needed funds. You’ll see how to accurately describe, budget, and properly package your programs and projects to effectively secure funds from diversified funding streams. 

• How to write a realistic budget for your organization, programs, and projects
• The three items most budgets are missing
• Steps to diversifying your funding streams
• How to express needs to prospective donor in ways that will ignite their passion to support your      work
• The top three metrics you should analyze regularly from your budget

Sharing Impact in Ways that Generate Income and Interest-September 15

Do you struggle to collect, analyze and organize program data in a way that can be used for effective outreach? Would you benefit from tools that keep you on track throughout the year and allow you to easily generate compelling documents to share your impact?

Learn to move beyond basic grant or donor reports and create interest and prospective donors through effective impact reporting. Create reporting that YOU would be interested in reading.

• Understand the difference between service and engagement
• Learn simple ways to track services versus engagement
• Hear examples from across the nonprofit sector of impact reports that generate income and learn how to model those for your programs and projects
• Access tools that can be personalized for your organizational needs

These skills can be used in grant writing, personal asks and marketing.

Attendees are encouraged to register for a single session or register for all four. Visit or call 828.627.4512 for additional information or to register today. Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of the programs, services, and resources provided by the Small Business Center. The NC Community College’s Small Business Center Network facilitates an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties each year and ranks number one in the U.S. for total business seminars and participants. In addition, the network helps start an average of over 700 businesses every year and works to create and retain 3,800 jobs annually for North Carolina. Visit for more information.