Workshops on volunteer programs, capital campaigns offered

May 29, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Eastern Panhandle Community Collaborative is offering a pair of workshops in June.

The Community Collaborative is a partnership of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, Shepherd University and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle.

To register or for more information about either workshop, contact Trina Bartlett at 304-263-0603 or via e-mail at

The workshops are:

- "Five Keys to An Effective Volunteer Program" is being offered Thursday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Youth Center.

The workshop will be led by Trudy Seita, a nationally recognized trainer, and will explore the five keys to help organizations develop a successful volunteer program. They include motivation, program development and management systems, risk management, marketing and communications, and strategic planning.


"Nonprofit organizations depend on volunteers," said Trina Bartlett, director of community impact for the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. "This workshop is intended to help organizations strengthen their operations by strengthening their volunteer base."

The registration fee per person is $30, which includes lunch. Space is limited, and advanced registered is required.

- Nonprofit organization board, staff and volunteers considering implementing a capital campaign are invited to "Capital Campaigns: Raising the Roof" at the Purple Iris Restaurant in Martinsburg on Wednesday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Space is limited and advanced registered is required. The registration fee per person is $30, which includes lunch.

The workshop will be hosted by Preston Hadley, president of Dominion Campaign Counsel in Virginia. Hadley has 29 years of fundraising experience specializing in capital campaigns, and will provide an overview of what agencies should take into account before launching a capital campaign to raise funds for supporting building construction, creating an endowment or developing new programs.

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