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Training for Non-Profit organizations is made possible by a grant from the Unifour Foundation Inc. Endowment, which is administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation.  Because of this grant, there is no cost to attend these programs, but, pre-registration required.  Contact CVCC's Small Business Center at
828-327-7000, ext. 4117 for more information.



Fundraising Fundamentals for Non-Profits.
Thursday August 21 – 9AM -12 noon

Fundraising is a needed skill for many non-profits as support from traditional sources shrinks and organizations search for new sources for funding.  This seminar reviews the primary elements of fundraising, compares the types of fundraising to an organization's needs, and provides best practices. 

Click here to register on-line or call 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.

Non-Profit Essentials From The NC Department of Revenue
Tuesday September  23, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A representative from the NC Department of Revenue will explain how changes to sales tax laws have effected non-profits.  Participants will learn whether their organizations are required to collect and remit state sales tax and how to comply with these requirements.

Click here to register on-line or call 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.

Marketing Strategies For Your Non-Profit
Friday October 17, 2014
9:00 AM -  12:00 PM

Non-Profit organizations face many marketing challenges from stretched staff, minimal marketing budgets, and the need to reach multiple audiences and stakeholders.  This three-hour program helps non-profit staff focus on "For-Cause" marketing to achieve the best results and reviews low cost marketing tactics to communicate their message.  The seminar also shows participants how to measure the value of their marketing efforts in order to incorporate these expenses into grants and their budgets.

Click here to register on-line or call 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.

Engage Your Board Of Directors
Wednesday December 3, 2014
9:00 AM -  12:00 PM

Finding good board members is only half the battle…this seminar shows non-profit leaders how to educate board members on their specific roles and responsibilities so they can better understand their job and are more effective in supporting their staff's efforts. 

Click here to register on-line or call 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.

Social Media For Non-Profits
Thursday March 5, 2015
9:00 AM -  12:00 PM

Social media offers non-profit organizations effective ways to communicate and engage with customers, clients, partners and stakeholders.  This seminar shows non-profit leaders how to develop a social media strategy that enhances communication and strengthens relationships.

All seminars held at the CVCC Corporate Development Center
2644 Highway 70, Hickory 28602


More programs coming!  Check back to see upcoming sessions! 

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 09.02.2014: Small Business Center