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Nonprofit Management Program 2003

Released: 08/19/2003

Fifteen local professionals have completed the Nonprofit Management Program 2003. The Nonprofit Management Program is a series of leadership workshops presented by The Rapides Foundation and LSU Alexandria. This comprehensive eight-month program featured monthly one-day workshops for nonprofit managers, supervisors and board members in central Louisiana. <p> The eight topics covered were professional planning/program orientation, fundraising, board planning and recruitment, program development/evaluation, collaboration, financial management, strategic planning and professional planning evaluation/professional next steps. </p><p> Each workshop included a lecture, coaching and activities to facilitate learning. Regionally and nationally recognized instructors presented standard practices and “real-world” everyday applications on each topic. Participants also received a recommended book for each workshop. </p><p> All workshops were held at the Rapides Parish Learning Center at England Airpark in Alexandria. Program graduates include Karen Aichinger, MSW, GSW, Hospice Social Worker, Hope Hospice; Carolyn Breedlove, Nonprofit Consultant; Miriam Brown, Coordinator, Central Louisiana Medical Library Consortium; Pam Calvit, Finance Director, Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center; Melvin Carter, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Louisiana; Renee Ford, Staff Accountant/Dental Operations Manager, Catahoula Parish Hospital District #2; Christy Frederic, Board Member/Charter Secretary, Working People’s Free Clinic; Mitzi Gibson, Director, Guide to Human Services, United Way of Central Louisiana; LaRunda Hobbs, Job Developer, Rapides Job Center; Carolyne Hoyt, Executive Director, Family Counseling Agency, Inc.; Sandra Knight, Executive Director, Avoyelles Society for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc.; Joyce McElroy, Assistant Director, Winn Parish Council on Aging, Inc.; Laverne Paul, President, A Quality Life of LaSalle, Inc.; Debra Smith, Director, Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project, Inc; and Catherine Westlake, President, Dynamic Youth, Inc. </p><p> For more information on the Nonprofit Management program, contact Karen Hamilton at (318) 473-6495 or send an e-mail to </p>