Nonprofit Training Center to offer seven workshops in fall series

Sessions include grantwriting, conflict management and more

The fall calendar for United Way of Central Indiana’s Nonprofit Training Center includes sessions on grantwriting for beginners, conflict management with staff and volunteers, nonprofit financials in lay terms and more.

United Way's Nonprofit Training Center helps nonprofit organizations in Central Indiana increase their capacity to govern and effectively manage themselves by providing practical, affordable training and technical assistance through workshops and other experiences.

The sessions are all held at United Way's 3901 N. Meridian Street headquarters in Indianapolis.

Offerings beginning in August are:

Grantwriting for Beginners, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21 and 22, 9 a.m.-noon, will be taught by Kim Donahue, United Way's nonprofit training center director. Participants will learn how to use data to build a case, how to research funding sources and other elements of managing and evaluating a grant project. The cost is $60 for United Way agencies and $70 for others.

Conflict Management with Staff and Volunteers, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, will be taught by Alan Witchey and Rachel Candee, director and skills-based manager of the Volunteer Center, respectively. The session offers basics on understanding conflict and offers practical strategies for preventing and de-escalating conflict. The cost is $20 for United Way agencies and $25 for others.

Strategic Planning as a Tool for Board and Staff Development, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 9 to11:30 a.m., will be taught by Kathy Pedrotti Hays, consultant. This session will help participants understand how to energize board and staff while learning by doing a strategic plan. The cost is $25 for United Way agencies and $30 for others. 

Everything You Wanted to Know About Nonprofit Financials But Were Afraid to Ask, Tuesday, November 4, 9 a.m.-noon, will be taught by Ann Federwisch, Milestone Advisors.   This workshop creates a safe place to learn about budgets, balance sheets, cash flow statements and other financial practices using lay terms.  The session costs $20 for United Way agencies and $25 for others.

Best Practices in Board Development, Tuesday, November 4, 9 a.m. to noon, taught by Kim Donahue, director of United Way’s Nonprofit Training Center. Tools and techniques to help recruit and sustain a strong and diverse government board where members hold each other accountable will be shared at this workshop. The session costs $20 for United Way agencies and $25 for others.

Grantwriting for Beginners, the two-part workshop offered in August, will be repeated Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18 and 19, 9 a.m. to noon, for the same cost.

Registration and prepayment are required. For more information, visit or contact Kim Donahue at 317.921.1212 or

CONTACT: Mary Kinney
921.1224 or 498.0647