Junior League of Raleigh Announces Opportunities for Nonprofits

Raleigh | February 5, 2015: The Junior League of Raleigh’s Team Community Connect hosted “Telling Great Stories to Advance Your Cause,” an interactive workshop for nonprofit leaders in Raleigh at the League’s Center for Community Leadership (CCL) January 30. Heather Yandow, a consultant with Third Space Studio that focuses on nonprofit advancement, headlined the discussion and shared her tips for finding compelling stories within an organization. More than 40 participants from across the Triangle learned how to develop their agency’s stories and use them to spearhead fundraising efforts, advance advocacy initiatives and strengthen organizational culture.

The event was the third in a series hosted by Team Community Connect during the 2014-2015 year. Earlier events held in the fall of 2014 included discussions on launching and sustaining planned giving programs and ways to facilitate successful effective workshops.

Team Community Connect’s next event will feature nationally renowned speaker Becky Sansbury, and is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 at CCL. Sansbury, a resilience/crisis recovery coach and former hospice chaplain, will share her strategies for what to do when things go wrong. Participants can RSVP to attend by emailing communityconnect@jlraleigh.org.

Team Community Connect will close this training series with its second Empowering Women’s Conference. The day-long conference will begin with complimentary breakfast at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 and will provide personal and professional development opportunities for all Triangle women. The free event will feature keynote speaker and Girls on the Run founder Molly Barker, as well as local female leaders from across the region. Topics will include women’s leadership, harnessing the power of intention to create an awesome life, dressing for success, boosting self-esteem, a vision workshop for those seeking their next career move and more. Registration will be available online prior to the event and onsite beginning at 8 a.m. Our speaker series will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Mark your calendars and plan to attend – more details to come!

Team Community Connect is comprised of volunteer members from the Junior League of Raleigh, committed to helping nonprofits build connections and relationships amongst their peers by organizing events and roundtable discussions. During these events, guest speakers, Junior League members and friends share their skills and expertise by promoting discussion and advising participants on ways to promote their programs and mission by strengthening strategic planning, promoting board development, better leveraging and managing volunteers, marketing agency mission and services as well as providing fundraising and program-expansion expertise.

Team Community Connect also works to connect people with nonprofit agencies as volunteers through community presentations, seminars and panel discussions on a broad range of topics that organizations can tailor to groups’ specific needs.

The Junior League of Raleigh has served nearly 100 community organizations in the Triangle through Team Community Connect including the Alzheimer’s Association, Marbles, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.

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About the Junior League of Raleigh

The Junior League of Raleigh is the local chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism. Now in its 85th year, the Junior League of Raleigh boasts nearly 1,700 women supporting community organizations.