U.S. Embassy Partners with Young Marine Explorers to Host Leadership Workshop for NGO’s

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From March – May 2016, the Young Marine Explorers (YME) organization will facilitate a unique learning opportunity for CEO’s and executive directors of Bahamian non-profit organizations focused on management skills and leadership capacity.  Under the theme, “Elevate,” YME will offer a free, four-session workshop designed to cover strategic planning, effective management, fundraising, marketing, board development and financial management.  The workshop will be facilitated by Matthew Aubry, an internationally recognized not-for-profit consultant. Participants will engage in collaborative problem-solving strategies aimed at developing a peer-to-peer resource network.

The workshop is made possible through the U.S. Embassy’s Small Grants Program.

The Public Affairs Section’s small grants program is designed to assist Bahamian organizations in carrying out programs directly related to increasing the capacity of Bahamian civil society to work in areas of mutual interest such as, citizen security, youth leadership and development, education, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, economic development, cultural exchange, and civic activism.

Details about the Small Grants Program can be found on the U.S. Embassy’s website:


For more information and applications for the Young Marine Explorers “Elevate” workshop, visit YME’s website at www.ymebahamas.org or email: info@ymebahamas.org.  The application deadline is February 24th, 2016.