The Urban Affairs Coalition Launches Coalition U

January 27, 2014


For immediate release 

Contact: Felicia Harris 



 The Urban Affairs Coalition Launches Coalition U

Philadelphia, PA- The Urban Affairs Coalition has launched a new initiative, Coalition U, 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 nonprofit organizational growth and development to make effective changes in the communities they serve.


The Coalition U Model is comprised of a Core Workshop Series, One-on-One Technical Assistance, and a Coalition U Lecture Series. The Core Workshop Series focuses on developing work plans, performance management, and budgeting basics while the Coalition U Lecture Series gives nonprofit leaders access to the insights and expertise of seasoned government, corporate, and community leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region.


Coalition U's first seminar will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 10am - 1pm at Wells Fargo, 123 S. Broad Street. The seminar will focus on Social Media Best Practices which is the first of a two part series teaching organizations how to use social media to increase visibility, fundraise, engage volunteers, and service more individuals. Social Media Best Practices will include an interactive panel and discussion led by Loraine Ballard Morrill, Award Winning News and Community Affairs Director at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. Part two of the Social Media Series will be held on February 26 and focus on Crowdfunding. For more information about Coalition U please email or call 215-851-1701.


About the Urban Affairs Coalition

The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues. With a network of over 65 partner organizations, the Coalition strengthens nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship, capacity building, and program evaluation in order to provide economic opportunity to low-income household, working families, and disadvantaged businesses.