Nonprofit Support

2018-2019 Events

The UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement partners with United Way of Central Arkansas and Arkansas Community Foundation / Faulkner County to offer a series of professional development workshops for nonprofits and board members. All workshops are FREE and open to government and nonprofit professionals. If you have questions about the series, please contact Lesley Graybeal, Service-Learning Program Director, at 501-852-7416 or email her at

Board Development Workshop: Donor Communication & Stewardship (Two-Part Series)
THURS; OCT 4 | 9:00-11:00 AM | UCA Downtown
THURS; OCT 18 | 1:00-3:00 PM | UCA Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center
In the first session of this two-part series, Lea Whitlock (Director of Communications for the Arkansas Community Foundation) and Joan Shofner (Assistant Vice President and Campaign Manager, UCA Advancement) will help nonprofit leaders and board members consider the importance of transparency to donors, explore why and how donors give, and develop a donor stewardship plan. In the second session, students in the UCA Public Relations Student Society of America will work hands-on with nonprofit leaders and board members to develop a communications deliverable (such as a social media post or infographic).
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Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World
POSTPONED – Rescheduled Date TBD
When life becomes chaotic, where do you find stability?  If you’re in middle class, you most likely have support systems in place and the ability to isolate problems.  But if you live in poverty, all your problems are interconnected keeping you in a constant state of crisis.  So what’s the solution?  Some may say it’s getting and keeping a job. Captain Patrishia Knott, local Corps Officer for The Salvation Army, is a Certified Getting Ahead Program Facilitator.  She will be providing insight into the cycle of chaos. By understanding the driving forces and how to work with clients more effectively, service providers can improve program outcomes and help adults in poverty be successful.

Marketing on a Dime
THURS; FEB 7 | 9:00-11:00 AM | UCA Downtown
Shelby Fiegel (Managing Director, UCA Center for Community and Economic Development)
You don’t need a mass marketing budget to maximize your organization’s communication power! With a little elbow grease and creativity, there are many free to low-cost tools you can utilize to effectively share your story with your internal and external stakeholders. 

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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
FRI; MAR 8 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | UCA Downtown
Amy Hawkins (Director, UCA Center for Teaching Excellence)
Based on the book by the same name, this training explores the anatomy of difficult conversations and equips participants with a five-phase process for preparing for and navigating difficult conversations. Participants will gain high impact strategies for their conflict resolution toolkit.

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Serving Latino Communities
THURS; APR 4 | 9:00-11:00 AM | UCA Downtown
Ericka Gutierrez (Latino Outreach Initiatives Coordinator)
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Online Professional Development for Nonprofits
Various Start Dates | Online
Cost Varies

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UCA offers six-week, instructor-facilitated online courses through Ed2Go on a variety of topics relevant to nonprofits, including

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management
  • A to Z Grantwriting
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising for Nonprofits
  • And more!

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