Nonprofit Workshops Offer Incentive for Attendees



CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – In this time of tight budgets, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Linn County is offering educational discounts to nonprofit professionals and organizations. The remaining 2013 Nonprofit Management Academy workshops will be offered at a reduced rate — three workshops for the price of two.

“We know budgets and pocket books are tight, but nonprofit professionals and organizations value quality professional development opportunities,” said Linda Fischer, ISU Extension and Outreach regional director. “Linn County Extension is providing a great resource to the nonprofit community with this offer.”

Remaining workshops
Individuals may attend three workshops for the price of two; organizations may register three participants for the price of two people. The offer includes all seven workshops remaining in the 2013 academy.

Developing into a Dynamic Leader is the May 23 workshop. It will cover how to lead effective meetings, become better at dealing with controversy and manage change. Features of the program also include the importance of networking and keeping a connection to local issues and opportunities, and a strong emphasis on personal skills development. It will be held at Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation, 324 Third St. SE in Cedar Rapids from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other workshops in the Linn County 2013 Nonprofit Management Academy series include:

  • Organizational Culture and Leadership − June 27
  • Fundraising: Making Sense of It − July 25
  • Models of Collaboration: Nonprofit Organizations Working Together − Aug. 22
  • Nonprofit Board Engagement − Sept. 26
  • Nonprofits and Social Media − Oct. 24
  • Inclusion-Cultural Competence − Nov. 21

The cost for each workshop is $70. Registration is required. For complete descriptions of workshops or to access print and online registration go to bit.ly/NPM2013. Attendees have the option to take the courses for continuing education units (CEUs) towards an ISU Certificate in Nonprofit Management.  CEUs are available for each of the workshops for an additional $25 fee.

The Nonprofit Management Academy is presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Nonprofit Network, United Way of East Central Iowa and the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center.

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