19 04, 2017

2017 Grantee Training Institute


Economic Development for Local Leaders

In partnership with the International Economic Development Council, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will be sponsoring this special training course for local leaders and economic developers on the essentials of economic development.

This intensive training course is designed as a two-day classroom-style “boot-camp,” which emphasizes the system and practice of economic development. It will help community leaders and economic developers learn more about the state, federal, and private sector resources that are available to assist them with various aspects of economic development.

The interactive course provides participants with practical tools and inspiring examples to support critical economic development and resilience activities.

Modules in the course include:

  • An overview of the system and practice of economic development
  • Existing business retention and expansion
  • Economic development marketing
  • Workforce development, resiliency, and economic recovery
  • Supporting entrepreneurs and small business
  • Economic development strategic planning
  • How to use federal and state economic development tools

Competitive mini-grants available to attendees

About our Partner & Presenter

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Mission Statement

Based on input from the community it serves, TGKVF makes thoughtful and proactive investments that grow the multiple forms of wealth necessary for our community to thrive.

These forms of wealth include the individual, intellectual, social, political, natural, built, and financial assets within our community.

Upcoming Events

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Topic: Economic Development for Local Leaders

Dates: May 23 and 24, 2017

Times: 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center

Charleston, WV

Global Partners for Fathers and Families

Topic: Grant Writing Training with Emphasis on Federal Funding

Dates: July 26, 2017

Times: 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center

Charleston, WV

Building Bridges for Good Measure

Workshop tracks will include:

• Leadership
• Program delivery
• Fund development
• Financial management • Evaluation

Dates: November 2 and 3, 2017 Where: Adventures on the Gorge

Fayetteville, WV

2017 Grantee Training Institute2017-05-24T20:32:47-04:00
13 04, 2018

Becoming More


Becoming More2018-05-24T18:57:21-04:00
19 09, 2016

Caleb Seckman


Thanks to the generosity of TGKVF supporters, I was able to complete my undergrad degree at WVU without the usual mountains of debt most students deal with. I finished with a BS in Psychology, graduating as a Presidential Scholar from the Honors College. From there, I was happy to accept a scholarship from NYU Law in New York to pursue a career in international law. I believe my future is wide open to build a successful life-long career thanks to my roots in the mountain state from the school that educated me to the generous people in your organization that helped fund me. Thank you.

Caleb Seckman2016-09-19T18:34:22-04:00
29 05, 2019



Seeking Passionate and Inspiring People!
September 25 & 26, 2019
Charleston Convention Center

The West Virginia Nonprofit Association’s Nonprofit Leadership Summit, presented in partnership with Volunteer West Virginia and The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, will take place over two days and convene 250 nonprofit professionals from across the state. Think about the incredible variety of experiences, wisdom, and potential when nonprofit leaders, staff, and volunteers come together to learn, inspire, and be inspired. Nonprofits work on the frontlines of our society’s most important issues, and it is vital that they have a venue to advance their knowledge and skills and build connections that improve practice and drive change.

Twenty-four 90-Minute Learning Labs:
Attendees come to the Nonprofit Leadership Summit looking for new and innovative ideas and cutting- edge workshops that are experiential, action-oriented, and focused on facilitating connections among participants. Whether it’s training participants to think differently or sharing tools they can put into
practice, we are looking for individual or panel presentations that inspire, teach, and connect nonprofits and the communities they serve while addressing specific topics for all staff roles including BEGINNER through ADVANCED levels and SMALL, MEDIUM, AND LARGE ORGANIZATION SIZES. See the following page for specific topic suggestions.

Special consideration will be given to presenters with new and innovative topics, experience in working with nonprofit organizations, and presenters that meet our goal of increasing diversity among speakers.

Selected presenters should have:
▪ A proven track record of success in the proposed topic.
▪ An interactive presentation approach that embraces theories regarding adult learning and ensures the best learning opportunity for the audience (reliance on PowerPoint presentations is discouraged).
▪ An energetic presence and engaging teaching style that will support our goal of making the Summit successful, well-regarded, and highly evaluated by attendees.

Proposals are to be submitted electronically by following this link. Proposals will ask for the following:

▪ Presentation Title
▪ Brief description of presentation (100 words max)
▪ List of learning objectives
▪ 500-word detailed description of presentation including a list of specific outcomes and any actionable advice or tools and resources that learners will take back to their organizations to implement. Interactive or discussion-based peer-to-peer learning will be prioritized for selection.
▪ The intended audience (beginner, intermediate, advanced, or all levels; small medium, large or all size nonprofits)
▪ Duration: Sessions are 90 minutes. Please select multiple sessions if needed for quality of presentation.
▪ Your AV/technology needs.
▪ Your contact information (name, company, mailing address, email, phone) and bio. Note: Up to 3 people can propose to present as a panel. If you are proposing a panel, include contact information and bios for all presenters.

Enhancing networks and outcomes: partnerships and networks, funder and grantee relationships, case studies in collaboration, aligning organizations with community leaders, strategic partnerships and collective action, stakeholder engagement, and tips and tricks for networking.

Human Resources (Staff and Volunteer) and topics that enhance operations: human resources and talent management, organizational culture, program evaluation and continuous quality improvement, millennial workforce strategies, direct-care workforce strategies, recruitment and retention strategies in a tight labor market, volunteer management, managing a 24-7 workplace.

Fundraising and Fund Development strategies: grant writing, fundraising in the new tax environment, fundraising in an up (or down) economy, funder and grantee relationships, giving platforms and crowdfunding.

Financial leadership topics: communicating and reporting your finances, developing a legacy and planned giving program, building new revenue streams, and financial leadership.

Marketing and Communications: defining and reaching the right audience, developing creative web content, using social media for program and mission work, creating simple websites, engaging donors and volunteers in amplifying our message, transparency, ethical and accountable sales tactics, telling stories of impact, educating the public about your work.

Leadership and capacity: best practices for boards, program growth, organizational management, technology, foundations of leadership, being an innovative leader, time management, self-care, and conflict resolution.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Leading a diverse team, diversifying boards, achieving equitable outcomes, serving LGBTQIA youth and adults, addressing racial disparities, inclusion of people with disabilities, serving military families.

If you are hungry for an audience and have a great program idea to share, we want to hear from you!

Deadline has been extended to Friday, May 31, 2019.


Accepted Proposals:
Selected speakers will be notified no later than the first week of July. The promotion of professional products by workshop session presenters is prohibited.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS!2019-05-29T21:36:04-04:00
26 07, 2019

Charleston Light Opera Guild


Jane Powell has a conversation with Charleston Light Opera Guild’s Artistic Director Nina Denton Pasinetti. They discuss the 70th anniversary year of the Guild and upcoming shows, including Shrek and Oklahoma!


Charleston Light Opera Guild2021-05-18T13:29:35-04:00
7 10, 2019

Community Connections August 2019 with the Education Alliance


Jane Powell has a conversation with Dr. Amelia Courts, President & CEO of the Education Alliance. They discuss the statewide program and their support from business and community leaders. This year they will celebrate their 35th anniversary.

Community Connections August 2019 with the Education Alliance2021-05-06T11:35:04-04:00

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