FLORENCE, S.C. – Thirty-one South Carolina residents participated in commencement exercises for the ninth class of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University, recently.
Institute participants were each presented with a certificate. The institute is a seven-month training program for leaders of non-profits. Topics included leadership; program development and delivery; human resource development, including 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.
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.
Fred Sheheen, former commissioner and executive director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, is director of the FMU Non-Profit Leadership Institute.
The class will be conducted again during the 2011-2012 academic year. For more information, contact Elizabeth C. Bonnoitt, Non-Profit Leadership Institute liaison, at 843-661-1199 or visit the NPLI website at www.fmunonprofit.org.
Participants in the Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University
(Organization City: Participant name, Organization)
Columbia: Valeda Collins, United Way; Jim Fields, Palmetto Institute; Bridgett Molony, United Way; Susie Shannon, Palmetto Institute; Chris Younts, Hidden Wounds, LLC
Conway: Sandy Morrissey, Horry County First Steps
Coward: Clyde Bess, The Ronald McNair Memorial Foundation
Florence: Dan Aberanthy, Florence Little Theatre; Marc Buxton, Global Surge, Central Missionary Clearinghouse; Reanna Karousis, HopeHealth, Inc.; Roger Malfatti, Florence Symphony Orchestra; Nyrita Myers, Minerva Center Foundation; Laura Smith, The Children’s Museum of the Pee Dee; Rufus Timmons, The Ronald McNair Memorial Foundation; Wanda Vereen, House of Hope in the Pee Dee; Mary Wiser, Florence County Library
Hartsville: Sharon Black, CareSouth Carolina
Irmo: Chris Smith, S.C. Association of Special Purpose Districts
Lake City: Brian Kennedy, Lake City Community Foundation; Jody Martin, Community Museum Society; Rutha Frieson, FAVOR, Inc.
Lancaster: Stacy Boyd, United Way of Lancaster; Melanie Outlaw, United Way of Lancaster;
Lexington: Cari Moyer, Richland County First Steps; Maureen Taylor, S.C. Business Initiative
Marion: Randy Floyd, RALI Marion
North Charleston: Shakima Crooks, Parents Anonymous of South Carolina
Orangeburg: Sallie Bachman, HopeHealth, Inc.
Piedmont: Patrick Garrett, The Blood Connection, Inc.
Walterboro: Janette Moyer, United Way of Bamberg, Colleton and Hampton counties
West Columbia: Reva Brennan, Educational Fund of the SCACPA