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2005

Non-Profit Leadership Institute at FMU begins fourth year
Francis Marion University kicks off the fourth year of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute with a day-long session Friday, Sept. 16, featuring Janet Kelly Carr, former Levin Chair for Public Service at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.

Now a private consultant specializing in financial administration of smaller non-profit organizations, she is also an adjunct professor of public administration at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Previously, Carr had been a professor at Clemson University and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she taught graduate courses in public and non-profit financial management.

She recently published Performance Budgeting for State and Local Government with co-author William C. Rivenbark (M.E. Sharpe, 2003), and a series of scholarly articles on performance measurement in public administration and policy journals. She is also the national trainer for the Government Finance Officers Association in the area of performance measurement and a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Government Accountants and the Government Finance Officers Association.

She earned a B.S. degree in economics from the College of Charleston, a master’s degree in public administration from University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in public administration from Wayne State University. Prior to her academic career, she was a budget analyst for the city of Charleston, S.C., and a fiscal analyst for the South Carolina Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. She lives in Chattanooga, Tenn., with her husband, Ben.

The Non-Profit Leadership Institute at FMU is dedicated to providing the non-profit sector with executive training to support the greater demands on their efforts. 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. Members of the 2005-2006 class will come from more than 21 locations across the state.

Additional sessions of the seven-month training program are scheduled for Oct. 20-21, Nov. 17-18, Jan. 19-20, Feb. 17, March 24, and April 20-21.

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 Non-Profit Leadership Institute.

For more information about the training and the chance to still be included in this year’s class, call the FMU Foundation at 843-661-1230.

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Last Published: February 22, 2007 10:37 AM
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