Love Your Neighborhood Series!
Announcing a new and improved Core Series! Love Your Neighborhood! will start with 8 courses in Spring 2015 concentrating on building core skills for creating vibrant communities. The Fall series will focus on developing and applying core skills in action. Courses are open to anyone passionate about supporting the area’s communities. Sign up…your community is waiting for you!
Courses held in City Council Chambers:
(414 Grant St, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 6-8pm)
May 13: Citizen’s Voice Clinic, Part 1 (Free Course!)
Perfect Your Pitch with Pittsburgh City Council! Come and learn the mechanics of speaking before City Council and effective presentation methods with Pittsburgh’s City Council and City Clerk Mary Beth Doheny. Attendees will have a chance to practice their presentation in Council Chambers and receive feedback.
Courses held at the Pittsburgh Public Market:
(2401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 6-8:30pm)
May 19: Crafting a Strategic Action Plan
Does your organization have a clear vision and a solid action plan? Come learn how to build consensus around your projects by connecting vision, strategy, and action.
May 20: Board Basics
What does it mean to be a member of a board or a steering committee? Come learn about member roles and responsibilities and how to create an effective organizational structure that can help you deliver great results.
May 27: Creating a Communications Plan
Does your audience know all the great things you do? Are they engaged and on board? Come learn how to develop a 6 month communications plan with the tangible goal of increasing outreach and community involvement.
May 28: Using Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram… How can these social media platforms add value to your project? Come learn about your options for using different types of social media and discover how one neighborhood has found success with Nextdoor.
June 3: Budgeting and Financial Management
Are you utilizing the top ten best practices for effective financial management? Come get a list of good financial habits you should be following and learn how to avoid potential financial pitfalls.
June 4: Donor Relations and Grant Basics
Do you find the prospect of raising money to be a real mystery and stressful to boot? Come learn how to demystify the process of writing proposals, finding grant opportunities, and building relationships with prospective donors so you can get your project funded.
Check back for the date of Citizen’s Voice Clinic Part 2!
The Citizen’s Voice Clinic will be held in City Council Chambers, 414 Grant St, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, 6-8pm. The Citizen’s Voice Clinic is free of charge. All other classes will be held at the Pittsburgh Public Market, 2401 Penn Ave, 15222, 6-8:30pm. Classes at the Public Market are $13 per session if you register on or before May 8 and $15.00 per session if you register after. A complimentary food ticket will be provided for each class, so come enjoy the region’s best local food! If you find the cost to be prohibitive for you or your organization, please email Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org.