#PhilanthropyFriday: Building Capacity, Changing the Community

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is committed to addressing a myriad of issues that are affecting the community, from arts and education to health and human services. One important way that we work to partner with nonprofit organizations who are working on solving the challenges in our communities is through our Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence. The Scranton Area Community Foundation established The Center in 2012 to serve the capacity building needs of the nonprofit community in the Lackawanna County region. The Center invests in education and training for nonprofit organizations and works to improve the effectiveness of these organizations while maximizing their impact in our community. Through the generosity of our donors and support through our partnership with the Moses Taylor Foundation, we’ve been able to offer seminars and training programs facilitated by highly-skilled, nationally-recognized professionals.

Our Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence is offering a seminar today on Utilization-Focused Evaluation by Michael Q. Patton (see picture)! Next week, our community will learn from Nonprofit HR, the nation’s leading human resources firm that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector, as they share time-efficient and cost-efficient human resource options that can advance strategic priorities when resources and time are limited. We are thrilled to be able to offer so many valuable topics to our nonprofit community, helping them to grow their capacity, making for a better community.  

Photo: Michael Q. Patton presents to our nonprofit community during the Utilization-Focused Evaluation seminar on Friday, October 5, 2018.

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