Over the past six years, nearly 100 nonprofit organizations have participated in capacity building seminars hosted by the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management. The seminars, funded through a grant from the Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children, provide Orange County nonprofits with training and technical assistance in areas such as financial management, strategic planning, nonprofit governance and grant writing. While the program itself does not provide funding, previous participants have received grants and additional funding using the techniques and strategies taught in the seminars.
Participants receive training through sessions facilitated by UCF School of Public Administration faculty and receive additional support from graduate students. As part of the series, participating organizations will develop or update an existing profile for the Central Florida Foundation’s Nonprofit Search, a database that connects potential donors and partners with Central Florida nonprofit organizations. The series provides not only technical training but also opportunities for local nonprofit organizations to connect with one another — a key component of CPNM’s goal to continuously foster community engagement.
- Justin Miller, M.A.
- Program Manager, Center for Public and Nonprofit Management