WV Non-Profit Association Announces Town Hall Talks

From the West Virginia Community Development Hub:

What started in 2010 as a series of town hall forums, phone interviews, and surveys getting the thoughts, ideas, and interests of over 250 non-profit leaders/volunteers in West Virginia is resulting in the creation of the West Virginia Non-Profit Association.

For over 30 years, many people have talked about creating a Non-Profit Association in the state, but no action has occurred. 2012 is the year that action is taking place to make this idea a reality. Join representatives from the newly formed WV Non-Profit Association (WVNPA) Advisory Board, the WV Grantmakers, and the WV Community Development Hub for an interactive discussion around the creation and future work of the WVNPA.
 
We are hosting these town hall discussions in different regions of the state. These hour long update sessions will provide you with:
 
– An overview of the Need for the WVNPA
– Introduction of the WVNPA and its volunteer leaders
– Regional plans to serve your Non-Profit Organizations' needs
– Question & Answer from attendees
 
We welcome you to participate in the session that's closest to you. It will only be an hour of your time with several surprising announcements to be shared. Whether you are with a large, medium, or small non-profit in the Mountain State, you and your organization will greatly benefit from this discussion.
 
Our upcoming regional gatherings include:
 
May 2nd — Huntington — United Way of the River Cities — 3pm
May 3rd — Charleston — Goodwill Industries — 10am
May 3rd — Clarksburg — ARC of Harrison County — 3pm
May 10th — Beckley — Erma Byrd Center — 2:45pm
May 11th — Lewisburg — Carnegie Hall — 10am
May 21st — Wheeling — WV Northern Community College — 3pm
May 29th — Parkersburg — Fort Boreman Room (Judge Black Annex) — 9:30am
 
Be watching for additional town hall forums to be scheduled in late spring/early summer.
 
We would like to thank the generous assistance and hospitality of the West Virginia Non-Profit Association Advisory Board members; John Ballengee, Greg Raber, Susan Adkins, and Susie Nelson as well as Cheri Bever (Goodwill Industries), Laura Gillium (United Way of the River Cities), and Bill Loope (for securing the Erma Byrd Center) for providing space to host these town hall meetings.
 
If you would like to attend one of these sessions RSVP to: Lesley@WVGrantmakers.org or call 304.517.1450.