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Oklahoma Native Clubs Learn How to State their Case

Workshops are always a great opportunity for Club professionals to continue learning how to advance the mission of their Club. The NSU holds several training opportunities throughout the year to provide these opportunities on topics that specifically relate to Native Clubs.

Earlier this fall, CPOs from Native Boys & Girls Clubs across Oklahoma participated in a workshop led by Carla Knapp, the newly named National Director of the NSU. In this two-day training, participants learned how to write an effective case statement. Why? To demonstrate to their local communities and national audiences why their existence is so important.

Knapp talked about four key elements that build a compelling case statement:

  1. The need of youth in the community
  2. How Club programs impact that need
  3. What the Club’s results are
  4. The Club’s mission and vision – where have you been, where you are, and where you are going, and what it will take to get there

These case statements can be used as the building blocks for grant applications, communications outreach, and fundraising strategies. With so many purposes, the case statement is an important piece of material for any Club to perfect.

CPOs from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nowata, Boys & Girls Club of Tahlequah, Boys & Girls Clubs of Darlington, Boys & Girls Club of Sequoyah, Boys & Girls Club of Durant, Boys & Girls Clubs Delaware County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Country, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Wilson, Inc., among other CPOs attended this workshop. Congrats to all on another successful event!

Photo: CPOs from eight Oklahoma-based Native Clubs stand together at the Developing an Effective Case Statement workshop hosted in September by Carla Knapp, the NSU’s newly named National Director.