SCORE Offers Business Advice for Nonprofits at White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Washington, D.C.—J. Michael Mendez, SCORE board director, and Mark Dobosz, The SCORE Foundation director of development, will speak about nonprofit business planning at the White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives on July 25 in Austin, Texas. The Austin SCORE office will do a follow-up workshop in the following four to six weeks on helping nonprofits build their organization to success.

As part of its efforts to help nonprofits grow, a team of SCORE counselors worked with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, plus materials from Executive Coaches of Orange County, CA, to develop a workshop for nonprofits that need help expanding their services. The goal of the workshop is to teach nonprofits how to develop funding resources to become more sustainable. The workshop is available at SCORE chapters nationwide, along with a resource workbook and presenter’s guide.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “SCORE is a leading source of business advice and information for nonprofit organizations—our communities’ other small businesses.” Yancey adds, “This opportunity helped us share SCORE expertise with nonprofit and corporate leaders. The new workshop on capacity-building utilizes the experience of SCORE counselors who work with nonprofits every day.”

The White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives highlights how private grant makers can improve their outreach to faith-based and community organizations, as well as provide tips for social-service providers to compete for private grants. The conference was part of a series of regional events that are being held across the country. For more information, visit www.fbci.gov.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7.3 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneurial education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or, visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.