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Letter from a Volunteer: United Way's TRAIN May Be The Ultimate Cat Herder


March 8, 2018

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Local marketing and media experts offer advice at a free TRAIN workshop for nonprofits.

We've all heard someone say, usually in frustration, "This is like herding cats!"

With some 200 different, sometimes overlapping, nonprofit agencies and organizations in Transylvania County, it can be difficult to tell who the players are, much less who offers what services to whom.

This is true for both service providers and for those seeking services.

Enter TRAIN, an acronym for Transylvania Resource Access Information Network.

The TRAIN idea began as a device to offer direct services to individuals, but over time it has morphed into a connectivity mechanism providing a county-wide co...

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