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Other Programs of Interest

Be sure to save the date for these programs:

Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management

On May 29, the Bayer Center presents an all-day workshop, Demystifying Marketing for Nonprofits, with Gary J. Stern, author of Marketing Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations.

Also this spring, BCNM offers the following series:

  • Finance as a Second Language: build a customized finance tool for your nonprofit
  • Technology and Communications: using Microsoft Office to communicate effectively
For more detailed course information, or to register for a program, see BCNM's website or call (412) 227-6814.

Community Design Center of Pittsburgh

In collaboration with the Community Technical Assistance Center, the CDCP presents a Preserving Neighborhood Fabric Workshop on April 11 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Hill House Association. To register, e-mail CDCP at info@cdcp.org or call (412) 391-4144.

On May 18, join CDCP for Pedal Pittsburgh 10 - Celebrating 10 Years! This annual, educational bicycle tour visits special communities and design landmarks. For more information or to register, visit www.pedalpittsburgh.org or call (412) 232-3545.

Community Technical Assistance Center

This spring, CTAC's Core Series include the following workshops at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

  • Communication Skills - April 3
  • Strategic Planning - April 24
  • Financial Management - May 8
  • Fundraising - May 22
Join CTAC for A River Safari on June 20 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This boat tour will include discussion of the impact of riverfront planning on economic development in the region. For more information and to register, e-mail info@ctaconline.org or call (412) 231-2822.

Disability Fundraisers' Network

The next meeting of the Disability Fundraisers' Network will be on Friday, June 27, at UCP of Pittsburgh's office at 4638 Centre Avenue, Oakland. The speaker will be Kate Seelman, Ph.D., School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, and Director of the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Seelman will discuss funding for programs serving people with disabilities and prospects on the federal level. The meeting gets underway at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP by contacting Al Schubert at schuberta@fswp.org or (412) 820-2050, ext. 428.

Grant Writing USA

Grant Writing USA is a national program that presents workshops across the country for all levels of grantwriters. Their workshops are geared towards government and nonprofit agencies of all kinds. Hosted by the Western PA Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, Grant Writing USA will be presenting a workshop in Pittsburgh on June 16-17, 2003. For more information on this event and to register, call (702) 739-9221 or visit GrantWritingUSA.com on the web.

Institute for Volunteerism

The Community College of Allegheny County's Institute for Volunteerism has begun its 25th year of training volunteer directors of local nonprofits. This spring, the Institute presents the following classes:

  • Basics of Volunteer Administration - April 9
  • Training Your Volunteers to be HIPAA Compliant - April 11
  • Stretching Resources for Your Volunteer Program - May 20
All programs are in the morning at CCAC's Allegheny Campus on the North Side. For more information or to register, contact Sheila Mozer at (412) 237-2560.

Mon Valley Providers Council

The Mon Valley Providers Council is hosting the Second Annual Home Sweet Home Housing Conference on May 16-17 at CCAC's South Campus in West Mifflin. The first day is devoted to service providers, and the second day is for consumers. For more information or to get your organization involved, contact Kelleigh Butler at (412) 829-7112.

Nonprofit Leadership Institute

Duquesne University's Nonprofit Leadership Institute is offering The Leadership Academy on April 25-26 and throughout May. This program is especially beneficial for those who are new to, or considering, nonprofit board participation.

For more information and to register, visit NLI's website at www.leadership.duq.edu/nlioverview or call (412) 396-6231.

Nonprofit Professional Development Academy

This spring, the Academy offers the following full-day courses through the Community College of Allegheny County:

  • Dealing with Change - April 5
  • Media Relations - April 12
  • Advanced Grant Writing - April 10 & 24 (Participants may bring a project to work on in class.)
For further information and to register, contact Margaret Bowen at (412) 237-2564.

Office of Child Development

The University of Pittsburgh's Office of Child Development Planning and Evaluation Project is offering a series of training courses designed to develop and enhance evaluation skills and information management techniques to improve service delivery. The upcoming courses are:

  • Designing Surveys - April 10 & 24
  • Conducting Focus Groups - May 8
  • Using Your Data - May 22
For registration information, contact Charlene Nelson by e-mail at ocdpep@pitt.edu or call (412) 244-7553.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations

PANO is partnering with Mike Sand of Sand Associates to present a series of day-long training sessions across the state. Locally, the following workshops will be held at Two Gateway Center in downtown Pittsburgh:

  • Grantwriting - May 22
  • Fund Raising - June 6
For complete details and to register, visit PANO's website at www.pano.org/events.htm or call (717) 236-8584.

ProArts

On April 30, ProArts presents Starting a 501c3 Nonprofit Arts Organization from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower. Led by Executive Director, Marilyn Coleman, this program addresses the basic issues of starting and running an arts organization. Other spring workshops include:

  • SRO: Planning Your Way to a Successful Season - April 10
  • Buzz Marketing - May 13
For further information or to reserve a space, visit the ProArts' website at www.proartstickets.org/workshops.cfm or call (412) 394-3353.

Raising More Money

Raising More Money is a national program that trains nonprofit organizations of all types, sizes and locations in building a self-sustaining system for raising funds from individuals. A FREE Introductory Session of Raising More Money: Building Lifelong Donors is being offered in Pittsburgh on Thursday, June 26, at the Holiday Inn Parkway East, 915 Brinton Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit the information page or the registration form.

Sustainable Pittsburgh

In collaboration with the Local Government Academy and the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, Sustainable Pittsburgh presents the 2003 Southwest Pennsylvania Smart Growth Conference, Promoting Regional Equity Through Smart Growth on Saturday, May 31, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. The goal of the conference is to broaden and deepen the growing dialog and action to promote regional equity with respect to Housing, Transportation, Economic Development, Land Use and Infrastructure. For further information, please e-mail info@sustainablepittsburgh.org or call (412) 258-6642.



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