The UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement is partnering with the United Way of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Community Foundation/Faulkner County to offer a series of workshops geared specifically toward the needs of our local nonprofit agencies.
All workshops are FREE and open to nonprofit professionals. All workshops will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus. If you have questions about the series, please contact Lesley Graybeal, Service-Learning Program Coordinator, at 501-852-7416 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Dates for 2015-2016!
October 6, 2015 – UCA Service-Learning Community Partner Breakfast 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please join us for a breakfast workshop on the theme of poverty, featuring insights from keynote speaker Phillip Fletcher of City of Hope Outreach and a panel of UCA service-learning faculty members. Be inspired in the work that you do, collaborate with other local nonprofits, contribute your voice to UCA’s service-learning initiatives, and meet the new faces in Outreach!
November 3, 2015 – Perspectives on Poverty 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Michelle Ford of Arkansas Preschool Plus will lead an interactive workshop focused on the theme of poverty. Through a series of simulations, activities, and discussions, participants will gain a new understanding and fresh perspective on poverty and privilege.
February 2, 2016 – Avoiding Burnout 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you have a hard time separating your professional and personal lives? With professional identities, goals, and responsibilities that overlap with their lives outside of work, many nonprofit professionals experience burnout at some point in their career. In this interactive workshop, presenters will walk participants through several different strategies for avoiding burnout, from exercise to meditation to project management. Come find a strategy that works for you!
March 1, 2016 – Fundraising for Nonprofits 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kelly (Ford) Fleming, Director of Development at the Arkansas Arts Center, will share insights on fundraising for nonprofits based on her extensive experience.
April 5, 2016 – Using Social Media to Promote Your Nonprofit 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are increasingly important for capturing the attention of millennial volunteers, interacting with the community, and providing timely information to all web users. Come learn and try out best practices for how your nonprofit can get started with social media or sharpen your social media plan.