The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center

Training Information

Read below to check out descriptions of our upcoming trainings!


Wednesday, April 24, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

April Nonprofit Training

Navigating Nonprofit Turnover: Trends, Causes and Ways to Alleviate

Is your nonprofit grappling with the rise of employee turnover? Join us in this insightful session as we delve into the root causes of turnover in the sector and explore effective strategies to address this pressing issue. We will engage in discussions to shed light on the dynamics of employee turnover in nonprofits and gain valuable insights into the key challenges organizations face. This session will help you identify what root causes may be affecting your operations and empower you to develop tailored solutions based on the best practices provided to foster employee engagement, enhance workplace satisfaction, and implement retention strategies.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding current research on employee turnover trends in the nonprofit sector.
  • Recognize and address the unique challenges contributing to turnover within your organization.
  • Formulate targeted strategies to improve employee satisfaction and reduce turnover.
  • Implement best practices for fostering a supportive and engaging work environment to retain valuable talent.

Presenter: Gabriela Norton, SPHR, MBA

Gabriela established People Performance Resources (PPR) as a full-service Human Resources consulting firm in 2010, focusing on excellence and dedication to the non-profit business sector. Gabriela has over 20 years of subject matter expertise in human capital and is a passionate and strategic professional who, together with her team, delivers best practices in high-level decision-making, culture alignment, bilingual/bicultural expertise, board governance support, CEO succession planning, human capital analysis, executive placements, operational change management, and more. Gabriela holds an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas, is an active Society for Human Resources Management member, and supports several local and national causes that empower low-income communities, women’s causes, children at risk, and conservation efforts. Gabriela serves as North Texas Board Chair for Out Teach, a mission committed to educating children in less fortunate communities through school gardens.

May 9 TRIAVA Training Photo

Thursday, May 9, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
FREE for TRIAVA Members, $29 for non-Members (or join TRIAVA for $25)

May TRIAVA Training

Orienting and Training Volunteers for a Happy, Prepared Volunteer Base

This interactive session will focus on the importance of properly orienting and training volunteers to serve the mission of your agency.  Christin Murphy (Director of Community and Volunteer Engagement for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County) and Tammy Rodman (Volunteer Coordinator at Reality Ministries) will share some of their secrets for creating an effective and engaging volunteer orientation and also speak to what makes their volunteer training so successful. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this discussion, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify at least one new idea to add to your current volunteer orientation.
  • Understand the important of comprehensive training for your volunteers
  • Think about Volunteer Orientation as an engaging, productive experience for your volunteers  

Co-presenters: Christin Murphy (Habitat for Humanity of Wake County) & Tammy Rodman (Reality Ministries)

Christin Murphy is currently serving as the Director of Community and Volunteer Engagement with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Truly Tarheel born and Tarheel bred; born and raised in Smithfield North Carolina and a graduate of UNC Chapel-Hill.  Her passion for helping others led her into a 20+ year career with serval large non-profit organizations, such as the Girls Scouts and Habitat for Humanity. She is a firm believer in the old adage, “it takes a village”, and has devoted herself to a career of fostering and developing others to maximize their contributions to their communities through volunteering, advocating and community cultivation.  She was instrumental in the merger of the Wake and Johnston Habitat for Humanity organizations and is dedicated to making an affordable housing a priority throughout Wake and Johnston counties.

Tammy White Rodman holds a BA in Psychology from North Carolina Central University, A Master of Divinity from Shaw University Divinity School focusing in Theology, and a Doctorate in Ministry from United Theological Seminary, Dayton Ohio with a focus in Christian Education and Urban Ministries. Reverend Dr. Rodman’s work in the community has proven her focus as she has served on various Boards such as Urban Ministries, Durham Community Land Trust, Board Chair for Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network now under the heading of Families Moving forward, and the Founding Board Chair for Excelsior Classical Academy, which now has over 1000 students in grades K-12. She is a trained community organizer through Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods (CAN) she has worked in corporate and other nonprofit entities. Presently serves as the Volunteer Coordinator and Supervisor-Mentor for Duke Divinity Interns at Reality Ministries.

generational trends

Thursday, May 30, 2024
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

May Nonprofit Training

Generational Trends in Volunteer Engagement

For the first time in American history, we have five different generations working and volunteering side-by-side. Generational differences affect everything from recruitment and teambuilding to how we support volunteers, manage change, and acknowledge volunteer contributions. Learn how you can create and maintain a diverse volunteer corps that leverages the skills and talents of Traditionalists (the Silent Generation), Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z. This session explores strategies for making the most out of age diversity. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this interactive session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how generational experiences affect volunteer motivations and expectations
  • Apply proven tactics in leveraging the unique characteristics of each generation to engage them as volunteers
  • Increase their competence as an effective “gen-mix” manager

Presenter: Beth Steinhorn

As President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, Beth Steinhorn partners with organizations and their leadership to increase impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles – including serving as coeditor of the recently published book Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World – she is part of the national conversation about strategic engagement, frequently provides training on the topic, and consults with organizations throughout the US and Canada.

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Student Summer


Spend this summer developing leadership skills, giving back to the community, and building friendships, all while earning 35 community service hours in a week.

Join us in celebrating our community volunteers

Attend the May 8, 2023 Governor's Volunteer Service Award & Key Volunteer of the Year Luncheon

RSVP by reserving tickets by May 1!