Partner Agencies

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT Training & Event series

Volunteer McKinney is proud to offer a series of workshops on topics of interest to those who manage volunteers or manage non-profit agencies. Agencies who are registered on www.volunteermckinney.org and who are located in the McKinney area may attend all workshops free of charge, unless otherwise noted. (You must pre-register, however.) All others may attend for a small fee. All classes will be held at our offices unless otherwise noted.

McKinney Chamber of Commerce Building
Volunteer McKinney
400 W. Virginia St., Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75069


Leveraging Your Content to Drive Engagement  
 by CNM-Connect

Thursday, August 3rd @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Is your content strategy effectively engaging your audience? Are you prepared to maximize North Texas Giving Day? Are you successfully turning your story into support ― across multiple channels?

Join Elaine Gantz Wright, content strategist and consultant, for this informative how-to training that will propel your content to a whole new level. Learn best practices for transforming static content, such as white papers, case studies, research reports, proposals and blog posts into powerful engagement tools.

Suitable for those who are new to development or marketing, as well as experienced professionals seeking to enhance their skills and programs. Bring a piece of content for a live "makeover."

Learning objectives:

  • Assessing your content to find the nuggets that can drive interaction.
  • Developing a content calendar based on your audience, priorities and objectives.
  • Using social media channels to increase reach and impact.
  • Focusing your time and effort based on data and response.

Course Outline:

  1. Identifying your key “personas” and how to build relevant content that engages them.
  2. Deciding what type of content you should be creating and why.
  3. Developing effective content integration, repurposing and distribution tactics.
  4. Crafting powerful donor-centric stories. (As time permits, review "makeover" content pieces.)

Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None, no advance preparation required
Instructional Method: Adult, in-person classroom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 3 hours

To Register or for more information


ABCs of Grant Seeking

August 24, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This session will help you develop a grant proposal writing process with tips, techniques and templates to help make your organization more successful with grant support. 
Suitable for those new to grant seeking and those with experience who want to improve their grant seeking skills.

Learning objectives:

  • How to get prepared to seek grant funding.
  • Research, and develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.
  • Learn the key components of a competitive grant proposal, such as developing a compelling needs statement, learning best practices for developing a well-organized budget, using a logic model to craft the project description and program evaluation.
  • Prepare and submit proposals online and otherwise.

Program Level: Basic-Intermediary
Prerequisites: None, no advance preparation required
Instructional Method: Adult In-person classroom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 6 hours

To register or for more information



Send an email to dana.riley@volunteermckinney.org or ana@volunteermckinney.org or call Volunteer McKinney at (972) 542-0679.




Volunteer McKinney works side-by-side with over 130 local nonprofits and groups by providing volunteer recruitment, leadership events, volunteer management training and consulting.

By working together, the benefit to this community is multiplied. We all share a common goal and that is to make McKinney the best it can be.

We host regular meetings allowing local nonprofits to share ideas and collaborate on community programs. We partner with local businesses and others to deliver training that is at no cost to McKinney agencies. They are able to spend more of their dollars on community programs and sustainability instead of staff training and enrichment.

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Workshops are taught by Dana Riley, Executive Director of Volunteer McKinney. She brings over 20 years of experience in managing volunteers and executive leadership in government and non-profits. She has presented to audiences across the county and has served as a consultant in volunteer project management and employee engagement to many Fortune 500 companies.  In addition, guest lecturers are brought in to bring the very latest information regarding volunteer management and community service initiatives.


Comments about our workshops

"This was great training, very informative and helpful."
"The training today presented valuable information, identification of strengths and weaknesses of a volunteer coordinator and gave encouragement to hard-working volunteer coordinators."
"Great ideas to help me stay inspired and be organized."
"The facilitator was delightful and is obviously experienced in the field of volunteerism. She engages her students and listens to their thoughts and opinions. Take the classes if you can!"
"The time just flew. I was so engaged and loved the interactive activities and games!"