The Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center

Training Information

Read below to check out descriptions of our upcoming trainings!

How to Diversify Your Volunteer Program

There is no doubt that our country is going through an awakening. Many events in the past year have ignited widespread introspection leading countless organizations to acknowledge that a change needs to be made. The question then becomes, “but how?” We will share some actions that have worked, challenges we have encountered and mistakes we have made, and still survived.


Learning Objectives include:

  • How and where to start
  • Overcoming the fear of saying the wrong thing
  • Connecting with new communities 
  • Preparing your current team for change
  • The importance of taking the journey one day, one step at a time
  • Why resilience will be vital 

Presenter Nicole R. Smith,

 Nicole R. Smith of Panamanian-American descent, is an author, blogger, podcast host, motivational speaker and Manager of Volunteer and Internship Services at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. She is responsible for managing 300+ volunteers and interns in all aspects including recruiting, training, people development and team building. She recently received a national IMPACT Award from the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE). 

September 22, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 P.M.

TNVLC Monthly Nonprofit Training Webinar - Important Compliance Concerns and Structuring Corporate Sponsorships

In this Webinar participants will:

  • Learn about basic compliance calendar items and best practices for making sure such items are dealt with.
  • Learn about corporate sponsorships conceptually and about tax implications of sponsorships.
  • Learn about best practices for corporate sponsorships for your organization

Presenter Peter G. Mattocks

Peter G. Mattocks, Schell Bray PLLC focuses his practice on advising nonprofit organizations on tax and corporate matters, including organization formation and governance, 501(c) tax exemption and ongoing compliance, grant programs, charitable solicitation, program related investments, and complex organizational structures, transactions, and transitions. Peter has significant experience working with philanthropic and other tax-exempt organizations.

Sept. 16, 2021
9:00-10:30 A.M.

Grant Writing Made Simple

If you are a beginning grant writer, this workshop will provide you with the essential tools needed to write a successful grant proposal from start to finish.  For those more experienced, this workshop will sharpen your skills and keep you up-to-date through discussions of current grant writing trends. Learn about the grantsmanship process – from foundation research and cultivation to the development and writing of a winning proposal. You will learn about the typical questions funders ask when considering a proposal and the criteria used. 


At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Implement effective processes and practices that lead to successful grant writing including how to build relationships with funders
  • Conduct grant research via the Internet, publications and other sources and prioritize prospects
  • Write the essential components of a grant proposal package including: cover letter, introduction, problem or need statement, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, the budget, future funding and executive summary
  • Ensure compliance and report on a grant’s progress and impact

Presenter Ruth Peebles

Ruth Peebles, President and Founder of The INS Group, offers 30 years of hands‐on experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, organizational development, and project management. Ms. Peebles is an instructor for the Duke University Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management and served as an adjunct instructor for the School of Public and International Affairs Master of Public Administration Program at North Carolina State University.