FLORENCE, S.C. – Thirty South Carolina residents and one North Carolina resident are participating in the sixth class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University. The 31 participants come from 16 different cities and represent 30 different non-profit organizations.
Funded initially with multi-year grants from the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation, the institute now receives major support from FMU, along with a grant from the PSARAS Foundation.
The opening session of the seven-month training program will be Friday, Sept. 14. Additional sessions are scheduled for Oct. 18-19, Nov. 15-16, Jan. 10-11, Feb. 15, March 21, and April 10-11.
Topics include leadership; program development and delivery; human resource development; engaging board members and volunteers; effective financial resource development and management; programmatic and organizational issues related to data collection and reporting; visibility, including managing external relations; and case studies.
Fred Sheheen, former commissioner and executive director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, is director of the FMU institute. A native of Camden, he is a graduate of the Kershaw County public schools, Duke University, and the Institute for Education Management at Harvard University. He began his professional career as a journalist and publisher and has served in a variety of positions in state government. He is currently a senior fellow at the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research at the University of South Carolina.
“We are particularly pleased that working non-profit executives continue to enroll in our seven-month program on the Francis Marion campus,” said Sheheen. “This year’s class comes from all geographical areas of the state and for the first time we have someone from another state. Particularly striking is the wide variety of service activities in which these organizations are engaged. The interchange of ideas among these folks will be stimulating and interesting as they improve their professional talents and skills.”
For more information about the Non-Profit Leadership Institute, contact Cheri Richardson, Non-Profit Leadership Institute liaison at 843-661-1229.
Participants in the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University
(Hometown of Participant: Name, Organization)
Allendale: Georgia Famuliner, Commun-I-Care
Anderson: Tracy Bowie, Anderson Interfaith Ministries
Bishopville: William Frierson, Lee County Council on Aging
Charleston: Margaret Peck, St. Matthews Community Outreach Center
Columbia: Nancy Barton, Sistercare; Mac Bennett, United Way of the Midlands; Barbara Brothers, Elipsey Foundation of South Carolina; Anita Garrett, DRAMA; Maria Hargrave, Palmetto Health Foundation; Anne Hodaly, Interfaith Community Services; David Latimer, South Carolina Troopers Association; Charles Weathers, Village of Hope
Conway: Wallace Evans, A Father’s Place; Alexandria Springer, Horry County Literacy Council
Darlington: Lynette Savereno, Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development
Florence: Bob Barrett, Francis Marion Trail Commission; Salley Davidson, Public Library-County Government; Trip DuBard, Eastern Carolina Community Foundation; Dawn Johnson, Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board; Kathy Johnson, Francis Marion University; Brandie Love, FMU Foundation; Leslie Olsen, All Saints’ Episcopal Day
Georgetown: Jamie Bromell, Miss Ruby’s Kids
Moncks Corner: Booker Manigault, United Methodist Relief Center
Mount Pleasant: Daniel Nesbitt, United Methodist Relief Center
Myrtle Beach: Johanna Haynes, Careteam
North Charleston: Faye Hill, Lowcountry CPC; Johnna Murray, Charleston Development Corporation
Pendleton: Juan Luvene, WorkLink Workforce
Summerville: Liz Gilbert, Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch
Wilmington, N.C.: Amanda Brainard, The Alternative Dispute Resolution Center
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