SCORE to Host Free Workshop on “How to Start & Run a Successful Non-Profit Organization”

The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE, Mentors to America’s Small Businesses, offers a free workshop in its Non-Profit Series, “How to Start & Run a Successful Non-Profit Organization” on Wednesday, September 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

If you are thinking about starting or are now running a non-profit organization, understanding the next steps in how to effectively manage your organization will be key to long-term success.
In this free workshop, SCORE counselor Bob Potter will guide you through these important areas of non-profit management, including:

  • What defines a non-profit
  • Managing your Board, Executive Director, Staff
  • Fine-tuning your Strategic and Business Plans
  • How to Manage Successful Fundraising
  • Creating and Managing an Effective Volunteer Support Team
  • Securing Sponsorships for Key Events
  • Planning events
  • Developing “Marketing Partners” in your Community…  and more!
Register to reserve your seat. 
Workshop Presenter Bob Potter is a graduate of Syracuse University and has more than 40 years in creative management, marketing communications, and non-profit development for leading corporate, arts, cultural and non-profit organizations including Time Warner, National Geographic, AOL, National Gallery of Art, Lyme Art Association, Mystic Seaport, and Save the Children. His areas of expertise include marketing and communications, web development, market research, fundraising for non-profits, and strategic planning. In addition to SCORE, Bob is a volunteer with the Shoreline Food Pantry, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and is a docent at the Yale Center for British Art.

About SCORE: SCORE® is a nonprofit association that offers free and confidential advice on starting your own business or improving and growing your existing small business. Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE’s 10,000 volunteer business experts provide hundreds of thousands of free small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. In 2017, SCORE volunteers provided 3.6+ million hours to help create more than 54,000 small businesses and 116,000 full-time, part-time and contractor jobs. All 40 counselors in Southeast Connecticut are volunteers, receive no compensation, and are working or retired business owners, executives, and managers. SCORE’s nine counseling sites in Southeast Connecticut include Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook, Essex, Waterford, Middletown, Mystic, Norwich, and New London. For more information on upcoming free workshops and how to schedule a free small business mentoring session with our counselors, visit
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