Supporting Triangle-Area Causes Through Themed Virtual Volunteer Skills Labs

Skills Labs to Support YOU!

Nonprofits - Snag your opportunity now to engage with local corporations through one of our group pro bono consulting sessions!

As one of our Triangle Community Partners, you know we all progress day by day, adjusting to the ever evolving skills needed to keep our missions running smoothly. So we want to help your team tackle technical questions by providing an opportunity for free professional consulting with representatives from local businesses via Activate Good’s 2021 Themed Virtual Volunteer Skills Lab Series

What's a Skills Lab?

Skills Labs are short, streamlined virtual pro bono sessions with professionals volunteering from one or more of our Corporate Partners.

Activate Good moderates each interactive event, during which your team will pose questions to the volunteers matched with you beforehand. You’ll receive a consultation on the technical issues or questions you submitted in advance.

Click here for general information about Activate Good’s typical agenda and more. (Please note: Activate Good also hosts Skills Labs with specific companies, and the info in this PDF is general in nature and not specific to only this Series.)  

Other things you should know for this special Series only:

  • You can only signup for one event in this Series.
  • You may be paired with 1-2 volunteers representing the same or different companies.
  • Each event in this Series has a max capacity of 8 nonprofits. In the case that an event overflows, you may be given the option to swap dates, depending on availability and possible cause relevance. 

Awesome! How do I get started?

Thanks to support from the Volunteer Generation Fund and North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, we’re hostingfiv Skills Labs throughout the rest of the year as a Series. Each Skills Lab in the Series will be themed based on a specific cause area or issue. We invite you to register for the Lab that best matches your organization’s mission!

Here’s how:

  1. First, please review each Lab’s theme description and dates below. (Quick Links: Education, Unemployment, Hunger & Housing, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)
  2. Then, complete the form linked in the Lab description. Be prepared to: describe your challenge and provide an example, ask 1-3 questions that would help your team resolve your challenges and move forward with your mission / challenge area with more confidence, and review how tackling this challenge will help you advance your role/organization’s mission.
  3. Save the date and time on your calendar for the Lab you chose.
  4. Watch your inbox! We’ll be in touch.

THE SERIES

November 15 @ 11:30am-1pm Hunger, Housing & Homelessness

To kick off Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 13-21, 2021), we’re welcoming Triangle-based nonprofits and community organizations that fight homelessness and hunger, or advocate for housing access locally to receive one-time consultation for a technical, operational, or business challenge of choice.

December 10 @ 1-2:30pm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

December 10 is designated Human Rights Day by the United Nations to remember the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was established in 1948, the “most translated document in the world.” For this Lab, we’re welcoming nonprofits and community organizations that focus their missions on rights advocacy and direct services for marginalized groups locally, including but not limited to: seniors and persons with health and physical differences; race and ethnicity; sexuality and gender identity, etc. Representatives will receive one-time consultation for a technical, operational, or business challenge of choice.

Past Labs in the Series

August 4 @ 11:30am-1pm
Unemployment, Economic Development & Adult Education

Our August 4th Skills Lab will have a slight twist: Triangle-based nonprofits and community organizations that engage adults seeking services or support related to reentering the workforce, securing employment, and professional development or adult education will have the opportunity to discuss challenges that their clients face in their job hunt, including but not limited to: how to make resumes and cover letters that stand out in today’s market, turning adversity into an asset for the job, interview techniques, and more. In return, professionals volunteering their insight will cover related tips for the job search, and discuss what could help someone land a job at a company like their own!

September 20 @ 10-11:30am
Youth & Education

This Skills Lab is themed “Youth & Education” and welcomes Triangle-based nonprofits and community organizations that support youth services and education for both youth and adults. Nonprofits will receive one-time consultation for a technical, operational, or business challenge of choice. This Lab is part of Activate Good’s September Month of Service and 9/11 Remembrance. (This Lab has been rescheduled from it’s original July date.)

July – December 2021

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