Serving the Organizational and Infrastructure Capacity Building Needs
of the Nonprofit Community in Lackawanna County

Training Programs

Through generous contributions from the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the Moses Taylor Foundation, the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence is able to offer a number of free training programs to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations servicing Lackawanna County.

Since some of the training programs have a limited number of seats and since the Center aims to ensure that as many nonprofit organizations in our area can benefit as possible, there may be an application process for particular trainings. Each individual from a nonprofit organization must separately apply for the training programs, so an organization cannot apply for multiple individuals under a single application.

Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Schedule

Type of Training Name of Training Program Provided by Date Time Location Application/RSVP
Board Best Practices “Board Leadership and Engagement: Fundamentals for Success” BoardSource Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. University of Scranton Application period is now closed.
GIS “Using Geographical Information Systems” NEPA Alliance and United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Marywood University Application
Program Evaluation “Evaluating the Impact of your Programs” Nonprofit Center at La Salle University Friday, February 10th, 2017 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hilton Scranton Application
Private Giving “Importance of Private Giving and How it has Shaped our Nation” Philanthropy Roundtable Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Colonnade RSVP


Training Program Descriptions

“Board Leadership and Engagement: Fundamentals for Success”
Training provided by BoardSource

This class brings about a shared understanding and working knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, by clarifying and articulating expectations for board member engagement, evaluating specific needs and action steps for better performance, and structuring the board’s work to better leverage the board’s unique value. This class is recommended for nonprofit executives and board members.

“Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS)”
Training provided by NEPA Alliance and United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

This class demonstrates how to use GIS to gather crucial data about the demographics and various resources available in Northeastern PA.

“Evaluating the Impact of your Programs”
Training provided by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University

Evaluation and the data it provides help improve our delivery systems and become more efficient. This class provides an overview of program evaluation tools, including a step-by-step model, as participants engage in focused dialogue about concrete ways to assess programs.

“Importance of Private Giving and How it has Shaped our Nation”
Training provided by Karl Zinsmeister from the Philanthropy Roundtable

Karl Zinsmeister is the vice president of publications at the Philanthropy Roundtable and the editor and primary writer of The Almanac of American Philanthropy, the first book to document the social history of private giving in America. Mr. Zinsmeister will discuss how charity continues to play a crucial role in keeping our communities healthy and our economy burgeoning.

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