Coalition U

The Urban Affairs Coalition presents Coalition U!

The mission of Coalition U is to help nonprofit organizations strengthen their infrastructure, build capacity, and maximize community impact. Coalition U offers a variety of capacity building seminars and workshops focused on improving overall organizational growth and development in order to make effective change in the communities they serve. Registration is required for all Coalition U events and complimentary lunch is provided at most events. For more information about Coalition U or to be added to our email list to be notified of upcoming events, please email

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Next Coalition U Session: Creating a Sustainable Fundraising Plan


Session 1: The Key to Planning

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   |   Wells Fargo Bank, 123 S. Broad Street, 5th Floor Board Room 


Session 2: Relationships Matter

Friday, July 29, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    |    Perice College, 1420 Pine Street


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The first session, The Key to Planning, takes place on Wednesday, July 13 at Wells Fargo. Attendees will hear from development experts about best practices and fundraising strategies to help organizations increase their fundraising potential.

The second session, Relationships Matter, is on Friday, July 29 at Peirce College. This session features leaders from the region's most impactful nonprofits and foundations. Panelists will share tips on relationship building and lessons they’ve learned during the fundraising process. At both sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to work in small group sessions to complete an annual fundraising plan for their organization.


Past Coalition U Sessions

Keeping Your Donors Engaged (Co-sponsored by Peirce College)
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Leading Today While Planning for Tomorrow (Co-sponsored by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce)
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Recruiting Interns & Volunteers for Your Organizations
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Social Media Best Practices (Co-sponsored by Wells Fargo)
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Crowdfunding (Co-sponsored by PECO)
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Finding and Engaging New Donors (Co-sponsored by Peirce College)
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Storytelling (Co-sponsored by Independence Blue Cross)
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Infographics: Using Imagery to Increase Engagement (Co-sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia)
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Networking for Resources Happy Hour (Co-sponsored by Elko & Associates and Benjamin's Desk)

Nonprofit Government Relations Roundtable (Co-sponsored by Comcast)


Infographics: Using Imagery to Increase Engagemen