HandsOn Leadership: Community Project Management
HandsOn Leadership is a leadership training seminar series with the added opportunity to manage a project at a local nonprofit.
Spotlight on HandsOn Leadership:
Session 1: Who are you as a leader?
The first session is all about getting to know yourself as a leader. Through interactive activities, you’ll learn about different work styles, practices in leadership and how you react to conflict.
Session 2: How do you manage a project in a nonprofit?
Forget stereotypes. Nonprofits are businesses and they need project leaders just as much as a for-profit company. Learn project management best practices and dive into a service learning project with your team!
Session 3: How do you put it all together?
Outline your service project workplan and present with your team!
Next Steps: Execute the project!
Example HandsOn Leadership Projects:
Create an irresistible silent auction for the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association gala! Hamilton Friends
helps high-achieving, low-income students make the successful transition from high school to college and beyond. This year, they’re hoping to raise $10,000 in the silent auction to support their work–the HandsOn Leadership team will help procure the items they need to make this year’s auction bigger and better than ever!
Be the Directors of Fun at the Arthritis Foundation’s summer camp for kids! The Arthritis Foundation’s
KAT-FISH Camp is an annual family camp for kids and teens with arthritis. The HandsOn Leadership team will serve on the camp’s planning committee and plan all of the social activities for camp–think games, entertainment, icebreakers, talent shows and more!
Get Seattle to Walk Like MADD! Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash 5k is a run/walk that engages victims, survivors and supporters to raise awareness about impaired driving and underage drinking. The HandsOn Leadership team will help MADD develop a plan to spread the word about the Dash and get more Seattleites involved!Throw a party for young donors at Imagine Housing! Imagine Housing is the only nonprofit in East King County dedicated solely to providing affordable housing for the lowest-income families. Their work is supported primarily through donors–and Millennials play a critical part. The HandsOn Leadership team will plan and throw an event to get young donors excited about Imagine Housing.