Volunteer Center McHenry County to host workshops on volunteer management, grant writing

Submitted by Volunteer Center McHenry County

McHenry County's nonprofit and for-profit organizations alike will benefit from the upcoming Volunteer Management Certification and Grant Writing Workshop: Basics to Advanced Development courses hosted by Volunteer Center McHenry County.

These workshops are designed to provide hands-on experience and real-life examples to help participants understand how to move their organization's volunteer programs and grant writing abilities forward.

The Volunteer Management Certification course will be held Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18 at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County location in Crystal Lake.

The day-and-a-half workshop is designed to train volunteer managers on organizing, implementing, and maintaining an effective volunteer program for their organization.

The curriculum is based on effective best practices used in the industry, illustrated with real examples. Participants will receive a resource guide, presentation slides, and a certificate of completion at the conclusion of training.

The Grant Writing Workshop: Basics to Advanced Development course will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Volunteer Center McHenry County in Crystal Lake.

Participants will learn to simplify the grant writing process through this comprehensive and interactive dive into the overall strategic plan for writing grants. Beginners will acquire the techniques to research and draft winning grant proposals while advanced grant writers will learn to design programs based on a logic model, polish existing skills, and get up-to-date information on trends in funding.

Space for both courses is limited, and interested parties are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. To register or learn more about Volunteer Center McHenry County's other educational programs, visit volunteercentermchenrycounty.org/workshops.

Volunteer Center McHenry County's mission is building capacity of nonprofits. They aspire to be the premier agency helping local nonprofits flourish by developing standard educational programs, creating direct channels among nonprofits and volunteers, raising the ability of nonprofits to create diverse fundraising streams, and fostering collaborations and network groups that encourage relationship building. To learn more about Volunteer Center McHenry County, visit volunteercentermchenrycounty.org.

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