United Way Academy’s Upcoming Events

Fueling Knowledge, Fostering Impact: Unveiling United Way Academy’s Non-Profit Learning Experience!

Get ready to ignite your curiosity and enhance your skills with our diverse and engaging offerings. From interactive workshops to thought-provoking classes, we have something for everyone. Whether you’re passionate about personal development, career advancement, or contributing to community impact, United Way Academy is your go to place for training and development. Join us in creating an environment of learning, growth, and connection.

Browse through our upcoming schedule that is open to all United Way Safety Net partners and secure your spot for an enriching experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Let the journey to knowledge and inspiration begin at United Way Academy – where learning meets purpose.

NonProfit 360 Community Value Alliance informational/Lindenwood University

When:February 21, 2024 (9 month commitment)

Who: United Way Safety Net partners

Explore the advanced training opportunity offered by the Community Value Alliance: NonProfit 360. This program is open to all safety net agencies and equips organizations with practical insights across 9 crucial domains including:  legal, human resources, fund development, volunteer management, strategic planning, and more.  The cost of this opportunity is $2500. There are limited scholarships available from United Way Academy for $1500.

Learn more about NonProfit 360 here.

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Positioned to Attract Sponsors

When: February 23, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who: United Way Safety Net partners

Facilitator: Mariah Monique, The Sponsorship Catalyst

This session is focused on helping organizations position themselves to secure sponsorships by covering the five things an organization must have in place before seeking sponsors. This is for beginners or organizations who have either never secured a sponsorship or have secured just a few sponsorships. This is a detailed high-level overview that is the foundation to understanding the process.

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Sponsors Research & Outreach

When: March 1, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who: United Way Safety Net partners

Facilitator: Mariah Monique, The Sponsorship Catalyst

This session is focused on teaching nonprofit leaders/fundraisers the strategies on how to identify potential sponsors (i.e. via LinkedIn) and how to streamline outreach efforts for maximum results. This would also include covering the elements of what should be included in an outreach email, including navigating the conversation.

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Cultivating Sponsorship Loyalty

When: March 8, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who: United Way Safety Net partners

Facilitator: Mariah Monique, The Sponsorship Catalyst

This session is focused on relationship building strategies that will help cultivate loyalty with existing and prospective sponsors to continue their support after the event or sponsorship agreement is over.

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Brown Summer Institute

When: June 3rd-7th and June 10th -14th

Who: United Way Safety Net partners

The Brown School’s Summer Institute offers a selection of multi-day courses designed to build capacity and skills in management and leadership, data analysis and communication, fundraising, clinical skills and more. Taught by Brown faculty, Research Center staff and our affiliated facilitators, the coursework appeals to professionals in a variety of fields and at various levels of their career.

This year, 11 courses will be offered. Some will be virtual, and some will be held in person at the Brown School. Please see the attached flier for complete course descriptions, instructors, dates, and times.

We have 40 Scholarships available for Safety Net agencies, offering one $300.00 discount per agency. Click here for more information.