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Nonprofit Westchester, WCC offer professional development classes

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Nonprofit Westchester and Westchester Community College have partnered to offer a series of courses aimed at individuals who work in the nonprofit sector.

The courses will cover a variety of skillsets that nonprofits need to successfully provide their services, with lessons focused on brand management, business writing, public speaking and process mapping.

According to Nonprofit Westchester Executive Director Joanna Straub, the partnership with Westchester Community College was formed in an effort to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits in the county.
“We are excited about this program that puts the tools right into the hands of our members and other nonprofit professionals, resources they vitally need in order to provide the best services to our community,” Straub said.

The monthly educational seminar runs through June, and classes, which cost between $10 and $55, are specifically designed for nonprofit agency staff members.
Members of Nonprofit Westchester, an organization that represents more than 140 nonprofits in the county, qualify for early registration for the classes before they open to the general public.

The program was made possible by a State University of New York grant that goes to Westchester Community College to support the community. Jim Irvine, director of corporate education and continuing professional education at the college, said he saw an opportunity through Nonprofit Westchester to provide classes through a consortium approach.
“Through the SUNY grant, we have an opportunity to provide courses to the community in a way that makes sense for organizations like Nonprofit Westchester, where we are able to reach many organizations instead of just one,” Irvine said. “Many nonprofits struggle with things like brand management, so we put together a series of imperative training that in most cases nonprofits cannot afford, but are critically needed in order for their organizations to run effectively and efficiently.”

For more information about Nonprofit Westchester or to become a member, call 914-332-6679 or visit npwestchester.org.

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