Training on tap

Professional development offered to Moore County nonprofits.

By Todd Cohen

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. [02.26.04] — Plans are moving ahead to offer professional development for Moore County nonprofits.

Topics for possible training sessions, which would be held over the next year, include volunteer development; office management; prospect research and annual giving; special-events marketing; and planning giving and major gifts.

Local nonprofits are welcome to voice their interest in those topics, and to suggest others, at a joint meeting of the Sandhills Development Council and the Moore County Interagency Council scheduled for March 9 at Child Care Connections on Bennett Street in Southern Pines.

The idea is to offer free workshops to local nonprofits, with area experts serving as presenters, says Elizabeth Cox, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Moore County and president of the Interagency Council.

“Those nonprofits that have some development personnel and are raising substantial funds want to share our areas of expertise to help small nonprofits with professional development,” she says.

The council also is working with the Fayetteville office of the certificate program in nonprofit management at Duke University to present a series of fee-based classes in Southern Pines, Cox says.

Possible topics include database management, relations between executive directors and boards, and developing annual-giving programs.

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