First United Bank and Trust, the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, and United Way of the Eastern Panhandle present quarterly Community Workshops & Nonprofit Training Programs. Instituted in December 2017, these “Lunch & Learn Nonprofit Seminars” have broad appeal and provide area nonprofit organizations with a wealth of information. We are grateful for the support of our partners. All presentations in 2020 and 2021 were via Zoom. We hope to offer in-person workshops and seminars later in 2022.
Our 2020 “Lunch & Learn Nonprofit Seminars” were led by Jeff Feldman of Eagle’s View Enterprises, and international NGO consultant Meg Kinghorn. They developed the SOAR program for nonprofit organizations which focuses on Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results. Attendees were treated to a truly inspirational presentation and Meg followed up with a seminar entitled “Moving From Bored to Board,” which focused on board structure, recruitment, evolution, and ways to build an informed and effective board.
In 2019 (photo above), one of our most popular Lunch and Learn Seminars featured members of the media who shared ideas on how nonprofit organizations can create effective public relations campaigns by providing news releases and photographs that will be used by all channels of media including print, radio, and video.
Affiliate Director Amy Pancake helped coordinate a very successful two-day Grant Writing Workshop that was presented by Volunteer West Virginia and the Hampshire and Hardy County Community Foundations at the South Branch Inn in Romney, West Virginia. When in-person meetings can return, we will be looking into bringing this program to an Eastern Panhandle venue. For information about upcoming workshops and training programs, please call Executive Director Michael Whalton at 304-264-0353 or email mwhalton@EWVCF.org
Our Partners in Philanthropy Support Community Workshops and Nonprofit Training Programs
First United Bank & Trust • Bowles Rice • BB&T Wealth • Jefferson Distributing Company • CNB Bank, Inc. • ROCS Local Market • United Bank • Roach Oil • City National Bank • Dan Ryan Builders • BCT Bank of Charles Town