Community Foundation presents mini-workshops for nonprofits

November 30, 2020 (Henderson, Ky.) — Seeking to strengthen our nonprofit community through continuing education, the Community Foundation of Henderson hosted a series of virtual mini-workshops in November 2020.

The workshops, presented via Zoom, lasted just one to two hours each and drew 18 to 22 participants per session.

“We had great feedback about it taking just a small portion of the day instead of having to be out for a whole day,” Community Foundation board member Cyndee Burton said. “And we had excellent presenters.”

The Foundation provided financial incentives to encourage both staff and board members from nonprofits to participate and learn best practices.

The Volunteer and Information Center <  > received a $1,000 grant for having the most staff and board representatives participating. The United Way of Henderson County < > won a drawing for a $500 grant while Habitat for Humanity of Henderson < > won a $250 drawing.

The workshops were as follows:

* Nov. 3: Jayne Cravens of Coyote Communications led a session on “Risk Management in Social Media.”

Cravens is a Henderson native and nonprofit consultant, researcher, trainer and author with international experience in based in Portland, Oregon. She is an expert on virtual volunteering and is co-author of “The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook.”

Slides from her presentation are available at .

* Nov. 10: Chris Dockins, a nonprofit consultant and grant writer with the Community Foundation of West Kentucky, presented a workshop titled “5 Questions Before Writing a Grant.”

* Nov. 17: HR consultant Kathleen Lapekas, SHRM-CP, PHR, led a session on “Respectful Work Places.”

Lapekas is president of Lapekas HR Consulting, LLC in Evansville.

* Nov. 24: Consultant Jack Henshaw of Murray presented “Board Leadership and Governance Management.”

Slides from his presentation are available at


Community Foundation of Henderson (CFH) is a philanthropic organization offering donor services, endowment building opportunities, and philanthropic advocacy. Through the power of permanently endowed funds, the CFH helps donors achieve their charitable goals and enables nonprofits to establish stable income sources. CFH acts as a servant to the community, supporting initiatives that build a stronger, more vibrant Henderson. The four pillars or interest areas that encompass CFH are Educating our community, Caring for our community, Inspiring our community, and Improving our community. The CFH also serves as a resource for grant information and broker training and technical assistance for local nonprofits. CFH is an affiliate foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation of West Kentucky. Visit for more information.