This one-day training had two topic areas! The first part of the day was facilitated by CINC and focus on program sustainability planning and action. The afternoon session was presented by the Duke University Non-Profit Management Program.
Training Summary and Objectives for Sustainability Session
Facilitated by CINC (9:30 to 12:00)
How to maintain current partnerships or build new ones that will provide support, resources and/ or funding for prevention efforts around substance use within their communities is a difficult but required practice. Community programs must learn new and/or innovative ways to sustain their currents efforts that don’t always have money attached to it. This short training will assist attendees in building an achievable sustainability plan and focus on how to sustain current and future efforts around substance use.
At the end of the training participants will:
- Gain information to support the creation of a formal and actionable sustainability plan for submission to their funding source(s).
- Develop the skills necessary to understand the Sustainability CADCA Primer.
- Interpret and Discuss multiple sustainability plan templates and completed examples.
A follow-up webinar will be held in February 2020 to aid in the development of sustainability planning concepts and design.
Training Summary for Telling Great Stories to Advance Your Cause
Facilitated by the Duke University Non-Profit Management Program (1:00 to 4:00)
People support community advocacy efforts and the causes they champion because of an emotional connection. Hope, compassion, guilt, and other emotions drive people to tackle the world’s problems - or support others who are working on the front lines. That's where stories come in. Facts and figures can be mind-numbing, but a story opens ears, eyes, minds and hearts of the communities we serve. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to find compelling stories about people your prevention efforts are helping; Learn how to tell great stories and promote your success in substance use prevention work. By the end of the workshop providers will be able to create a story bank to pull in stories from the communities they serve; and use the stories for maximum effect.
- Learn to build stories that will not only spearhead your local substance use prevention and advocacy efforts, but also strengthen your ability to share the good work prevention does every day in culturally appropriate ways.
- Understand why building the skills to tell good stories about substance use prevention causes people to support and participate in future work.
- Learn how to find compelling stories about people your nonprofit is helping prevention efforts are helping.
This training was designed for SPF-Rx Recipients, PFS 2018 and SAPBG Programs Members. The materials provided will be relevant to any substance abuse prevention provider or community coalition member seeking to improve their skills and better share success stories. Seating is limited and will be assigned based on the following priority: SPF-Rx Recipients, PFS 2018 and SAPBG Programs Members.
The event was intended to serve the professional needs of moderate and/or advanced professionals or anyone interested in improving their ability to better manage community-based prevention efforts.
Lunch is on your own, while snacks will be provided. The temperature in the training center may vary, dress appropriately.
About Community Impact North Carolina
CINC supports communities in efforts to build their capacity to create change and determine their own futures. We develop our programs with the communities we serve, valuing their strengths and qualities. Our community programs and services delivery are supported by the latest evidence and data respective to measurable outcomes.
About the Duke University Nonprofit Management Program
This training was being offered by the Duke University Nonprofit Management Program.
The program curriculum offers a structured and rigorous grounding in the establishment, operation, and continuation of a successful nonprofit. The curriculum reflects a comprehensive evaluation of the needs of the changing nonprofit sector. Managing a nonprofit has developed in new and exciting ways.
Nonprofit courses are designed for those working in and with the nonprofit sector -- whether they are staff, directors, program administrators, board members, philanthropists, members of faith-based communities, volunteers, or those interested in employment or volunteering.
This training offered by NCTTA and SPF-Rx can count toward the successful completion of the Certificate in Nonprofit Management requires that a student complete 72 hours of instruction, which will be divided among core areas and electives. Students interested in earning the Certificate will be required to take five Core Courses of 6 hours each for a total of 30 hours. An additional 30 hours of Key Electives within the core areas are required. Finally, students may take General Electives, Special Topics in Nonprofit Management, or additional Key Electives to complete their instruction. Online courses are available as General Electives; a maximum of 12 hours of online courses may be applied to the Certificate.
Funding in whole or in part for this one event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.