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Non Profit Training

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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 limited or 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

Non-Profit organizations must continually look for new funding sources and ways to support their services and mission.  Fundraising is a needed skill for many non-profits as support from traditional sources shrinks and organizations search for new sources of support.  This 2.5 seminar reviews the primary elements of fundraising, compares the types of fundraising to an organization’s needs, and provides best practices.  Participants evaluate their organization’s needs and determine where fundraising events can supplement their operations.

Meet the instructor - Mandy Pearce

Tuesday August 23, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory

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

Grant Writing 101

As funding becomes more difficult to secure, non-profit organizations face significant challenges to fulfill their missions. Seminar reviews the questions non-profits need to answer prior to searching and applying for grant funds, outlines the 7 basic elements of most proposals, and shows participants how to match their needs to funder priorities.  Participants focus on the major questions that need to be answered prior to a grant application and incorporating these answers into research and ultimately a competitive proposal.

Meet the instructor - Mandy Pearce

Tuesday November 29, 2016
9:00 AM - Noon
CVCC Center for Education, Taylorsville

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


We are currently planning seminars for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. 
Check back for more information


2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 06.22.2016: Small Business Center