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Nonprofit management program begins

Released: 02/01/2005

Twenty nonprofit professionals from organizations in Central Louisiana have been chosen for the 2005 Nonprofit Management Program.

In its fifth year, the program is presented by LSU Alexandria and The Rapides Foundation. It is a comprehensive eight-month program that features monthly one-day workshops that began Jan. 21 and will end with graduation on Aug. 12. Topics presented during the program are specific to management of nonprofit organizations and include goal setting, financial management, board recruitment and development, fundraising, collaboration, strategic planning and program development. The program is geared toward experienced nonprofit professionals and is designed to give participants a “master’s level” learning experience.

The Rapides Foundation provides funding for the Nonprofit Management program as part of Community Development Works, a multi-faceted approach to helping communities with development programs.

The 2005 participants are Linda Bordelon, executive director, The Orchard Foundation; Frances Boudreaux, executive director, Cenla C.A.R.E.; Jessica Breaux, assistant Main Street manager, City of Natchitoches/Main Street Program; Robin Cosenza, outreach coordinator, Friendship House; Joel Ferrier, executive director, Frontporch, a division of England Oaks; Sandra Girouard, administrator, Canterbury House; Lynn Henderson, program manager, Renaissance Home for Youth; LaQuita Johnson, board president, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce; Shelley Johnson-Stewart, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association; Frances Morrow, associate director, Alexandria Museum of Art; Lesley Parker, director of professional services, Family Counseling Agency; Machelle Payne, program coordinator, Volunteers of America; Peggy Renfrow, director, Oakdale School Based Health Center; Pamela Richardson, program director, A Quality Life of LaSalle Inc.; T.J. Shuflin, board member, Alexandria Lion’s Club; Margaret Stoker, area agent, LSU Ag Center; Wayne Taylor, executive director, La. Baptist Foundation; Michelle Waldrop, executive director, Pineville Housing Authority; Shannon Willis, legal advocate, Turning Point Battered Women’s Shelter; and Mary Zischke, consortium member, Cenla Medical Library Consortium.