Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Volunteer Center McHenry County 
620 Dakota St (Back Building)
Room E/F
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Rebecca Stiemke and Kelsey Podgorski 
Volunteer Center McHenry County 

Cancellation Policy:

We rely on accurate attendance counts to make important arrangements for our workshops. If you need to cancel a workshop for any reason, the following refund schedule applies:
• One week or more prior to start date: 5% cancellation fee applies.
• Less than one week prior to start date: No refund is available. 
This includes those paying with a check. If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person. Please contact us for assistance. 

Please note, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule workshops based on attendance. In the case of a cancellation, you will be contacted promptly about a refund and other opportunities.

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At our partners' request, we are beginning to share class attendance with them. This includes the names and organizations of attendees. No contact information will be shared. 

You may contact us at any time to opt out or request a list of our partner organizations. 

Nonprofits and Community Engagement

Workshop Details:
What is community engagement? If you’re a nonprofit, aren’t you engaged already? Not-for-profit organizations are, by definition, connected to the communities and stakeholders they serve. However, the question that frequently arises in both new and mature organizations is: "What does it mean to be truly ‘engaged’?"

This workshop will introduce participants to the concepts, tools and leadership steps necessary to build healthy community engagement. Work through a case study as the workshop participants take an actual initiative and develop an engagement plan.


  • Ways to connect with stakeholders, clients, and the community.
  • Mobilizing sustainable support.
  • Connecting your resources to clients’ needs.
  • Recruiting others to advance your mission,
  • Building lasting relationships with the community. 


  • Gain understanding of the importance of community engagement for not-for-profit organizations.
  • Build individual skills and knowledge in community engagement practices and techniques.
  • Link participants with resources for engagement.

Meet the Trainer:
Alicia Schatteman, PhD

January 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer Center McHenry County, Room E/F
620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Non-Member Fee: $59.99
Bronze Member Fee: $47.99
Silver Member/Sponsorship Fee: $24.00

NOTE: Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for participation in CLA workshops are available to participants. Continuing education credits are earned based on the instructional hours. CEUs/CPEs are $5.00 with online registration or $10.00 at the door.

For more information call 815-344-4483 or visit us at:
Volunteer Center McHenry County