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Program focuses on nonprofit management leaders

Released: 11/03/2004

Nov. 19 is the deadline to apply for the 2005 Nonprofit Management Program, a comprehensive eight-month program that features monthly one-day workshops for nonprofit management leaders. Going into its fifth year, the program is underwritten by The Rapides Foundation through Community Development Works, and is coordinated by Louisiana State University at Alexandria’s Continuing Education Department. Teams of executive directors and board members are encouraged to apply. Others who should consider participating include executive directors, board members, program managers, department managers and supervisors of nonprofit organizations. Program topics include personal planning, financial management, board recruitment and development, fundraising, legal/HR issues, strategic planning and program development. Each workshop includes a lectures and coaching by regionally and nationally recognized instructors and activities to facilitate learning program coordinator Karen Hamilton said. Only 20 managers, supervisors and board members are selected from nonprofit organizations in Central Louisiana for the 2005 Nonprofit Management Program. Participants are selected based on personal and organizational goals, with an effort to create a diverse class of both experienced and new nonprofit leaders. All workshops will be held at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish at England Airpark in Alexandria. The registration fee for the program is $60, plus a $40 book deposit. A recommended book for each workshop, as well as breakfast and lunch are provided for program participants. After successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from LSU Alexandria and the reimbursement of the book deposit. The Rapides Foundation sponsors the Nonprofit Management Program as part of the Community Development Works (CDW) program. CDW programming is dedicated to building the capacity of local organizations and citizens through training, access to information and leadership development. 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. Applications and additional information are available by contacting LSU Alexandria Continuing Education at (318) 473-6495 or online at www.ce.lsua.edu.