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A New Level of Nonprofit Management for Central Louisiana

Released: 10/20/2003

Applications are now being accepted for Nonprofit Management 2004, a series of workshops for Central Louisiana nonprofit managers presented by The Rapides Foundation and LSU Alexandria. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, November 21. <p> This comprehensive eight-month program features monthly one-day workshops to be held January through August 2004. The series is designed for nonprofit managers, supervisors and board members in Central Louisiana. The first session will include a personal planning workshop, and the final session will include an evaluation session and a graduation program. The six instructional topics are financial management, board recruitment and development, fundraising, collaboration, strategic planning, and program development. </p><p> The cost for the entire eight-month program is $60.00. This fee indicates personal and organizational commitment to the program. The Rapides Foundation is underwriting the overall cost of the program. Each workshop includes a lecture, coaching and activities to facilitate learning. </p><p> Regionally and nationally recognized instructors will present standard practices and “real-world” everyday applications on each topic. Participants will receive a recommended book at no additional charge for each workshop. Lunch will also be provided. After successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion, and become a part of the Nonprofit Management Alumni network. </p><p> The Rapides Foundation sponsors Nonprofit Management 2004 as part of the Community Development Works (CDW) program. CDW is a multi-faceted approach to helping communities with development programs. CDW’s mission is to create and support a community development infrastructure as the primary vehicle for citizen involvement in improving the health and well-being of Central Louisiana residents. </p><p> Only 20 participants will be selected for the program. Candidates will be selected in an effort to create a diverse and more effective class. The class will consist of both experienced and new non-profit leaders. Applications will be evaluated based on the candidate’s and the organization’s goals. All workshops will be held at the Rapides Parish Learning Center (formerly the University Center) at England Airpark in Alexandria. </p><p> Applications and additional information are available by contacting LSU Alexandria Continuing Education at (318) 473-6495 or send an e-mail to learn@lsua.edu.</p>