NonProfit Leadership Series

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Free Professional Development for Community Leaders.


The Nonprofit Leadership Series provides free professional development opportunities to nonprofit leaders serving Columbia and Montour Counties. Designed to provide educational outreach, the program offers a variety of sessions throughout the year on topics like marketing, fundraising, grant writing, leadership, and stress management.


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About the Foundation

A Story of Local Giving

"I am so thankful for these sessions through the Nonprofit Leadership Series. I love that they are free--that means a lot in the nonprofit world! All of the sessions I've attended have helped me learn new strategies to keep me on top of my game, and everyone who has presented on the topics are always friendly and helpful."

(Samantha Scoblink, Beyond Violence, Inc. Marketing Development Coordinator)


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Program Service Area

Due to current funding restrictions, the Nonprofit Leadership Series is restricted to nonprofit leaders working in Columbia and/or Montour Counties. The Foundation is working to identify ways to expand this geographic area in the future.

The Nonprofit Leadership Series was designed to provide educational outreach through a collaboration between the Community Giving Foundation, Berwick Area United Way, and United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties.



2021 Schedule

RSVP Policy: Nonprofit Leadership Series sessions are free to attend. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email notice to [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the session date.


February 23, 2021

Content Marketing and Strategy Workshop
8:30-10:30am via Zoom
Click here to register online!

Presenter: Danielle Velkoff, United Way of Columbia and Montour County

Join United Way Marketing Strategist, Danielle Velkoff, for a hands-on learning experience focused on planning and strategizing your 2021 marketing plan. Danielle will be walking participants through why a marketing plan helps to strengthen your message to the community as well as how to create quarterly editorial calendars. There will be ample discussion around what marketing techniques participants are currently using and what could be added to make sure every nonprofit group is hitting their target audience. Walk away with a marketing action plan for a successful 2021!


May 25, 2021

Navigating Difficult Dialogues: Understanding the Importance of Identity Differences and Conflict Management in Communication
8:30-10:30am via Zoom
Click here to register online!

Presenter: Erin Brummett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University

Conversations among people who share different personal identifications and ideologies can be a challenging enterprise. This presentation will explore some of the reasons for those challenges and will focus on communicative approaches, particularly conflict management strategies, for navigating difficult dialogues in our personal relationships.


October 1, 2021

Reboot and Reenergize
1:00-3:00pm, location TBD
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Facilitated by Multiple Presenters

Join us for a relaxing workshop to reboot and reenergize by developing your own personal stress management toolkit. This workshop was popular last year, and we are interested in helping you find different ways to reenergize and manage your stress. The goal is to walk out of the workshop with your plan to conquer the rest of the year with ease! The most effective leaders lead by taking care of themselves and modeling the behavior so your staff can do the same.


One-on-One Grantwriting Appt.

Jennifer Rempe, Owner, Graphite Grantworks will meet with a representative from your organization for one 2-hour meeting to discuss your grant writing challenges. Appointments are held either virtually or at the Foundation office. You are required to submit a grant application that you are currently working on, or plan to submit in the future, at least two weeks ahead of your scheduled appointment, for review and feedback.

If you are interested, please contact Karri Harter at [email protected] or 570.752.3930 ext. 6.


For More Information

Please contact us to learn more about the Foundation.

Program Partners

Community Giving Foundation
Holly Morrison, President/CEO
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Christine Orlando, Sr. Program Officer
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Berwick Area United Way
Ayrin Shortlidge, Community Impact Coordinator
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United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties
Adrienne Mael, President/CEO
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