regional offerings

Pathways believes in the power of strengthening the nonprofit sector by connecting local organizations — providing opportunities for groups near each other to work and learn together. Along with our funding partners, Pathways convenes regional cohort workshops on a regional basis.

Examples of past topics have included

  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Evaluation
  • Grantwriting
  • Project Development
  • Board Development

Groups are currently meeting and learning together in

  • The Seven Southwest Counties of WNC (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Jackson, Macon, and Haywood)
  • The Qualla Boundary
  • Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Counties
  • Rutherford County

For groups on the Qualla Boundary:

  • WNC Nonprofit Pathways offers Cherokee Path for Professionals, a certificate program offered each winter/spring, grounded in Cherokee values and focused on management and leadership skills.  For more information, please email [email protected].
  • Also, in partnership with WNC Nonprofit Pathways, the Cherokee Preservation Foundation offers a program of interactive learning called Skill Builders. Skill Builders courses are led by experts in the field of organization management. Sessions last 3 hours, followed by a networking lunch, and are held in Cherokee.

If you would like to be kept up-to-date about happenings in your area or connect with local groups in your area, sign up for our email list here. We will send you notices when workshops are scheduled in your region.


Western North Carolina Nonprofit Pathways
P.O. Box 7667
Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: 828-242-9028

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