Wednesday, June 25, 2008

TCC Non profit training this fall.

Tidewater Community College's Academy for Nonprofit Excellence has announced its fall calls schedule.

Topics for the upcoming session are:
*Financial Analysis -- Aug. 6 and 7
*Political Action and Advocacy -- Aug. 26
*Capacity Building -- Sept. 11 and 18
*Performance Management -- Sept. 30
*Managing Volunteer Resources -- Oct. 9 and 16
*Producing Annual Reports -- Oct. 28
*Enhancing Board Governance -- Nov. 13 and 20
*Planned Giving Techniques -- Dec. 2
Details will be posted at the Academy website shortly. You can register here. The classes are similar to the Duke program and TCC and Duke use some of the same instructors.

The academy is sponsored by The Norfolk Foundation, TCC and The Virginian-Pilot. Since it started in 2005 representatives of 240 area nonprofit organizations have taken classes. A recent survey of participants showed 100% satisfaction with academy classes. All those responding to the survey agreed the course information was "immediately applicable and of value to their work setting."

Monday, June 9, 2008

Thank you Outer Banks Community Foundation Board

The good news came in the mail today. The Board of the Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded a $3,920 grant for scholarships in support of the Duke Nonprofit Management classes on the Outer Banks. The stipulations are what I asked for: up to two reimbursements of half of the class tuition for each session. 10 supplements per class, for a total of 40 scholarships for each session. The details of the reimbursement process will be explained in another post.
I can't say how much I appreciate the support from the OBCF. Now it is up to us to use this investment to build a better community.
More as it comes in.