Upcoming LIVE training Events for October

The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Nonprofit - October 1, 2019

Part of the reason there are an estimated 1.4 million nonprofits in the United States today is because so many people have identified major problems affecting their communities and neighborhoods and they have decided they want to be a part of the solution. 


That’s a noble and honorable reaction. For many people that leads to great results. For others, it leads to an unsuccessful business and unfulfilled vision. 


Those who were unsuccessful quickly realized that every good idea doesn’t necessarily translate into a successful business. There has to be a strategy for success. 


The webinar “The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Nonprofit” is designed to teach you what it really takes to start and successfully run a nonprofit organization. It will outline the things you need to know BEFORE 

starting the process and what to expect once you do. 


In particular, this training will cover:

- The difference between a nonprofit and for profit organization

- Applying for a tax-exempt status 

- The different types of tax exempt designations

- How to determine if you have an idea or a viable business

- Recruiting a board of directors

- Funding your nonprofit

- The 4 steps to apply to become a nonprofit 

- AND more…


You will also have an opportunity to ask your questions live. 


This training is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st from 7:00 - 8:15 PM


Click the following link to REGISTER NOW...


The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Nonprofit 


Limited seating is available. The cost is only $59. 

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October 15, 2019

Ready, Set, Grow...Positioning Your Community Based Organization to Get Government Grants

It’s no secret that community-based organizations are making a tremendous impact all across the country. In fact, most of the major work that has happened around social issues on a national scale began from a grassroots movement. Issues like the prevention of drinking and driving, smoke-free restaurants, getting healthier foods in school cafeterias are all things that began on a local, grassroots level. 


So, we know that community-based organizations are valuable. It’s just unfortunate that they aren’t always fundable.  Their inability to get funded has more to do with how the organization is run than the work that they actually do.


As a community based organization begins to grow, the level of work doesn’t necessarily change. You have to work just as hard to sustain your organization as you did to start it. The car washes, bake sales, and ticket raffles you did to raise the money to start your programs won’t be enough to elevate your organization to the next level. 


That’s why this NEW training was designed. We want to teach you what it takes to build the capacity of your organization in order to receive the type of funding necessary to accomplish your lofty organizational goals. 


Ready, Set, Grow is a webinar that will outline what it takes for small community-based organizations to position themselves to receive government grants. Government grants are the primary source for major funding. The government can be an incredible partner for community organizations, but building that kind of alliance requires strategy. This training will teach you that strategy.


This webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 15th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. 


This will be a power-packed hour. This training will cover:

- 3 key questions to ask yourself to determine if you’re ready for the next steps

- Strategies for Financial Management

- Setting Goals and Objectives

- Strategic Planning for your organization

- Performance Outcomes and why they’re important

- Preparing to pursue government funding

- Roles and responsibilities of the grantor and the grantee 


AND you’ll get a chance to ask your questions.


This webinar will educate you on what you need to do and set you on a path to get it done. 


Reserve your seat now.  Limited slots are available. 


Click  the following link to REGISTER NOW ...


Ready, Set, Grow...


The cost is only $59. 

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About the trainer

Latrina M. Patrick, MBA

With nearly two decades of professional experience, Ms. Patrick is a veteran in the grant writing and nonprofit industry.  Her broad-based knowledge and real world experience in the field of grantsmanship was recently recognized and affirmed when she obtained her Grant Professional Certification (GPC) through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. 


Her background spans across the community and government levels. As a Grant Writer, she has successfully written proposals for submission to private foundations, corporations, and state and federal funding agencies.


As a sought after reviewer, she consistently reviews for the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and has previously reviewed grants for the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health, the Administration of Children, Youth & Families, and most recently for the City of Jacksonville, Office of Grants & Contract Compliance.


She has conducted dozens of grant writing workshops in the community, academic, and corporate settings, including the Centers for Disease Control, the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission, AFLAC, the Coweta County Family Connection, and Atlanta Technical College.  


In the nonprofit industry, Ms. Patrick has occupied roles as an Executive Director, Director of Programs, and Program Manager for various community-based organizations, including New Horizons Community Service Board, Citizens Against Meth, and the Georgia Meth Project. 


Ms. Patrick is an alumni of Clark Atlanta University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications. She obtained her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Troy University in Phenix City, Alabama. 

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