The Cabarrus County Nonprofit Workshop is facilitated each August by Cooperative Christian Ministry to empower and strengthen our nonprofit community.  This workshop is an opportunity for nonprofit executives, staff, and volunteers to engage in professional development opportunities that will strengthen their impact in our community.  The workshop is free of charge and includes two sessions with knowledgeable field experts in subjects important to the success of every nonprofit.
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Browse our gallery and topics from the 2019 Nonprofit Workshop, sponsored by F&M Bank and hosted by Crossroads Church.

CCM wishes to thank its partners for allowing to make this event possible:




2019 Breakout Session Topics & Speakers

Daniel Fogarty
Beds for Kids
Keynote Speech
Simple Questions Hold Profound Answers
The older we get, the more we feel that we have to sound “smart” to our peers!  Try going to Harvard and “trying” to sound smart.  When we set out to find the profound, it seems we rarely do.  When we can get outside of ourselves and ask very simple questions, the profound things find us.  Join me as we “try” to get simple with it.
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Wilmenia Gripper
How to Accept Donations on Facebook for Your Charitable Organization
Is your nonprofit making the most of Facebook’s potential? In this session you will learn tips to maximizing Facebook’s impact for your charity and how to ensure the maximum return on your social media efforts. You’ll learn how your organization can accept donations without paying fees and how to leverage supporters in creating fundraisers on your behalf.
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Andy Coe
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
ROI and True Sustainability – The Key to Increasing Your Funding
Nonprofit sustainability is not about writing a better grant or finding that one product or service for which you can charge a fee. It’s about delivering outcomes that people value in order to make their community a better place to live. Join this workshop to become successful at demonstrating your nonprofit’s ROI and to leverage that knowledge to increase donations in each area of fundraising.
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Ritchie Elkins and Kayla Dyer
Cre8tve Works
Top 10 Marketing Must Haves for Your Business 
Kayla Dyer, Coordinator, Cre8tve Works
Ritchie Elkins, Owner/Designer, Cre8tve Works
Kayla Dyer will be uncovering the top 10 components your non-profit needs to be successfully marketed to reach both your clientele and your supporters.  Ritchie Elkins, President and Owner of Cre8tve will be joining for the closing along with a Q&A to best serve you!
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Alexander Guin and Eugene Diamond
American Philanthropic
Strategic Development Planning from the Ground Up
Alexander Guin & Eugene Diamond, American Philanthropic
In this interactive presentation, Alexander and Eugene will address the practical aspects of creating a Strategic Development Plan.  Using the real-world example of a participant organization, we will walk through the steps of the development planning process. First analyzing the organization’s development activities and donor messaging in comparison to similarly sized nonprofits, then considering opportunities for immediate improvement and growth, we will build the framework of a development plan that identifies the tools necessary to build sustained major gifts, direct mail, and foundation solicitation programs, while improving performance in other areas of fundraising.
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Kellie Cartwright
United Way of Central Carolinas
Strong Boards for Strong Service: Developing an Effective Nonprofit Board
Kellie Cartwright, United Way of Central Carolinas
As organizations develop, their leadership should, too.  They should have the right people doing the right things, at the right time.  But how do we know what’s “right”?  This workshop will explore best practices in nonprofit board development as service organizations experience growth in advancing their missions.
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