SAGA Sponsors Free Workshop for Outer Banks Nonprofits

UPDATE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED. You may, however, use this form to add yourself to the wait list for the workshop, in case we have any cancellations.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and the N.C. Center for Nonprofits announce a free workshop for all Outer Banks nonprofits. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Kill Devil Hills.

Entitled “The Making of an Effective Nonprofit,” the workshop will be led by Trisha Lester, Vice President of the Center for Nonprofits. The workshop will conclude with an overview of the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s grants program, led by Lorelei Costa, Executive Director of the Community Foundation.

Thanks to the leading sponsorship of SAGA Construction, the workshop is free for any board or staff member representing an Outer Banks 501(c)3 nonprofit. However, advance registration is required by March 11, 2014. Nonprofits can register online at

In “The Making of an Effective Nonprofit,” participants will learn about best practices and organizational issues common to all nonprofits. Drawing from leaders’ firsthand experience, research about the nonprofit sector, and the Center for Nonprofits’ own Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence, Ms. Lester will talk about a range of key issues: planning, governance, human resources, financial management, fund-raising, information and technology, evaluation of results, strategic alliances, civic engagement and public policy, transparency and accountability, and risk management.

Participants will have an opportunity to assess their nonprofits and identify the issues specific to their own organizations. Participants will learn from peers about the good strategies they’ve used, and will get tangible resources to help make changes.

Toward the end of the workshop, Ms. Costa will provide a summary of the Community Foundation’s grants criteria and new application form. She’ll answer all questions and offer essential tips for submitting a successful proposal. Robert Schiffer from SAGA Community Outreach will present valuable information about that company’s new philanthropic program.

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Press Release: SAGA Sponsors Community Foundation’s Workshop for Nonprofits