NRP to Host Three Workshops in September

In an effort to help neighborhood organizations build capacity as well as to help them better manage their NRP activities and responsibilities, the NRP hosts several valuable workshops each year. Below you will find information on three such workshops that will be held in September.

Wednesday, Sept. 22 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Community Power Vote
Presented by Sharon Haas of the Metropolitan Alliance of Community Centers (MACC), this workshop will introduce you to a citizen engagement resource developed by MACC called the Community Power Vote kit. The kit contains several tools aimed at helping with voter education and get out the vote efforts. One kit will be given to each neighborhood organization with a representative in attendance.

Monday, Sept. 27 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fundraising in the Neighborhood
Neighborhoods all over the city have developed some great fundraising activities, including raffles, sales, dances, direct mail, memberships, wine tastings, and other appeals. This panel discussion will focus on some of the successful techniques that Minneapolis neighborhood organizations have implemented

Wednesday, Sept. 29 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Board and Financial Management
Presented by NRP Training Specialist Robert Thompson and specifically designed with neighborhood staff and board members in mind, this workshop will cover the roles and responsibilities of the Board, the Treasurer and the Finance committee. The workshop will also highlight useful reports for the Board, trouble shooting techniques and standard questions that should be asked at Board meetings.

All workshops will be held at the Crown Roller Mill building, 105 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 200, in CPED Conference Room #3. Free on-street parking is available after 6 p.m. on 5th Ave. north of Second Street. Meters on Second Street are enforced until 10 p.m. There is no fee for these workshops. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information about NRP workshops, please contact Robert Thompson at 612-673-5149.



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