The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center

Training Information

Read below to check out descriptions of our upcoming trainings!

Wednesday, August 17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Election Time! Lobbying and Political Campaign Issues for Nonprofits

In this webinar, we will cover how a nonprofit can (and perhaps should!) advocate for their missions and the communities they serve as election season approaches.  We will discuss the differences between “advocacy,” “lobbying,” and “political activities” under federal tax law.    We will also explain what types of activities are and aren’t permissible for 501(c)(3) nonprofits and their staff, board members, and volunteers, particularly in a hotly contested election year.  

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Understand the limits on lobbying activities
• Identify what constitutes lobbying vs. advocacy 
• Identify guardrails and certain opportunities regarding election-related activities

Presenter: Micah Malouf

Micah Malouf is Special Counsel at Schell Bray PLLC.   He is a member of the firm’s Exempt Organizations and Philanthropy practice group and works with nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes on governance, tax compliance, and transactional needs.  He is passionate about philanthropy and the impact that charitable organizations make on the people and places they serve.   


Wednesday, August 3
2:00 - 3:30 PM

Gaining Funder Support for Volunteer Engagement with Beth Steinhorn

More than ever before, volunteer engagement holds the power to help organizations achieve their mission. Yet, funding to support volunteer engagement remains the exception rather than the rule. In this session, explore research and the return on investment of volunteer engagement as well as messaging to help you inspire funders to invest in volunteer engagement. Leave with tools to build the case to funders to support your organization’s volunteer engagement efforts to increase your impact.

Through this webinar, you will learn:
•    Research on how volunteer engagement strengthens organizations
•    How to prepare, construct, and present a case to leaders and funders for investment in volunteer engagement
•    Where to find tools and resources to make the case to funders and become familiar with a national community of peers seeking to do the same

Presenter Beth Steinhorn

Our Presenter:  As President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, Beth Steinhorn partners with organizations and their leadership to increase impact through strategic and innovative engagement. She is a certified Service Enterprise trainer and has trained and certified dozens of organizations. The author of multiple books and articles, 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. 

Volunteer Management from a Volunteer's Perspective

Although the duties and responsibilities of Volunteer Administrators are many – not all of them are directly focused on enriching the volunteer experience. In this hour-long session Thuy Dancik, having been a volunteer herself, will focus on Volunteer Management from a Volunteer’s Perspective. 

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

·  Build relationships with volunteers.

·  Implement a training program for volunteers.

·  Assign volunteers to roles that allow them to capitalize on/leverage their background and professional experience.

·  Acknowledge and show appreciation for volunteers. 

Presenter Thuy Dancik

After a successful career as a co-owner of a local software company, Thuy Dancik got involved in several local non-profit organizations, including The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Carroll’s Kitchen and The Diaper Bank of NC. She then went on to become the (Volunteer) Volunteer Coordinator at The U.S. Committee for Refugees Immigrants (USCRI), where she grew the volunteer roster from 130 to nearly 600 volunteers, implemented processes, procedures and policies to achieve efficiency, engaged volunteers, broadened USCRI’s brand and awareness in the community, and protected it from potential liabilities.