Upcoming 2017 Workshops

Registration Open for:

Growing and Gathering: Adding nutritious, fresh food to your community kitchen or food pantry (webinar)

  • Wednesday, March 29, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 31, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register here.

    After Safe Church Training, What Next? Developing policies and procedures to prevent sexual misconduct and abuse in your BHN or youth program (webinar)

  • Wednesday, May 10, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register here.

    Save the Date:

    Managing Difficult Behavior in Youth

  • Saturday, June 3 in Poughkeepsie
  • Saturday, June 10 in Manhattan

  • Special Topics in Fundraising

  • Wednesday, September 20, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Manhattan
  • Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Poughkeepsie

  • Special Topics for Feeding Programs

  • Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Manhattan
  • Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Poughkeepsie

  • About

    We offer a series of professional development workshops for parish-based and parish-supported outreach programs in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. These sessions provide a forum in which to network, ask questions, gain valuable resources, and learn from experts in the field – all with the goal of increasing program sustainability. Clergy, program directors, and volunteers are all invited to participate.

    Recipients of Episcopal Charities’ Basic Human Needs and Youth Opportunity Grants are required to send an appropriate representative to at least two workshops per year. Workshops are offered four times per year,  both in Manhattan and in Poughkeepsie.  In 2016 one workshop will be offered as a webinar.


    Click here to find resources from past workshops. Resource links from our most recent workshops are below: 

       Safe Church Training (June 2015) [description]

       Storytelling for Impact: Transforming your Program’s Stories into Powerful Fundraising and Marketing Tools (Spring 2016) [description]

       From Potluck to Posh: Fundraising Through Events (November 2015) [resources]

        Succession Planning: Working for the Long Term Success of your Program  (October 2015) [resources]

        Youth Program Roundtable: Structuring Your Program to Meet Students’ Needs (June 2015) [resources]

        Feeding our Neighbors: Providing Great Hospitality in a Multi-Cultural Setting (May 2015) [resources]

        Grant Seeking – What Grant Makers Look For (October 2014) [resources]

        Making Our Voices Heard: Advocacy for Feeding Programs (September 2014) [resources]

        Responding to Trauma and Chronic Stress in Youth (June 2014)  [recap | resources]

        The Digital Mission (April 2014) [recap | resources]







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