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Children’s Assessment Center Executive Director Benefits from Non-Profit Training

Rebecca Yuncker

Kirtland Community College partnered with Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium to develop a curriculum specifically for nonprofit organizations initiated by a nonprofit company in need of getting training on how to access grants, and how to apply for them. The Children’s Assessment Center applied for Skilled Trade Training Funds to be part of this collaborative training and was awarded $1,499 to train one existing employee.

Children’s Assessment Center’s Executive Director, Rebecca Yuncker says, “The training provided by STTF provided me with direction for my new non-profit and covered many of the essentials needed to be successful. I appreciated the down-to-earth presentation by the facilitators and the opportunity for discussion.”

She continues, “I appreciated the opportunity for a board member to attend these trainings with me. This encouraged good discussion between the executive director and board members, as well as board members providing education to other board members.”

Rebecca reports that the training was very beneficial, especially as a new executive director of a growing non-profit. In addition, it provided validation that her non-profit was on the right track and headed in the right direction. She elaborates, “Many of the topics discussed, management and leadership, image and branding, board development, and fundraising are topics that I did not need to deal with as an employee of a non-profit. As I began my own non-profit it was crucial for me to learn more about these topics to be successful. This training provided me with good direction and information. I would recommend this training to all new Executive Directors of a non-profit.”

“It was a great benefit to learn about the database at Kirtland to search for grants, also having the hand outs and additional information that was provided for us to take and share with our board. As a result of the training we changed our mission statement and became more strategic in our planning for board members.”

Created on Friday, October 12, 2018