*Media Advisory* Workshop Educates Local Nonprofits On How To Increase Their Ability to Serve


WHAT: "Building the Capacity To Serve" will help organizations overcome funding limitations by teaching them how to work more efficiently by working together.

WHEN: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13-14, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Hampton Inn & SuitesPaducah
3901 Coleman Crossing Circle
Paducah, KY

WHO: Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Community Development Office, Louisville Branch, in cooperation with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

The instructor will be Eric Schmall, director of consultation for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

The workshop is intended for representatives of nonprofits and major funding organizations, including executive directors, program managers, board chairs and board members.

WHY: In tough economic times, the No. 1 challenge facing nonprofits is fundraising. To help organizations overcome this challenge, the seminar will provide nonprofits the opportunity to learn how they can work more efficiently by working together. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • identify what is meant by capacity-building,
  • understand each agency's capacity,
  • appreciate and identify potential opportunities to build capacity through collaboration,
  • understand the principles of collaboration and
  • establish a dialogue and plan for potential collaborations.

Participants will take an online survey regarding capacity prior to attending the seminar. Survey results will be distributed and analyzed at the seminar.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 11, and the fee is $25. For more information please visit http://www.stlouisfed.org/community/conferences.html#nov1314 or contact Faith Weekly at 502-568-9216 or faith.e.weekly@stls.frb.org

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