Marlboro and Woodbury colleges awarded over $28,000 in grants for joint program

first_imgMARLBORO AND WOODBURY AWARDED OVER $28,000 IN GRANTS TO CONTINUE JOINT PROGRAMOnce again, two Vermont colleges are collaborating to help those who help others by offering a nonprofit management certification course. Starting this month, approximately 48 students will assemble at either Woodbury College in Montpelier or at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro for ten Friday workshops held over the next five months.Each workshop will focus on an aspect of nonprofit operation, including successful fundraising and grant writing, financial and personnel management, conflict resolution, marketing, and strategic planning. The workshops are designed for incumbent workers in the nonprofit field who have either recently moved into a management position or plan to seek a management position in the near future.This fall’s offering will be the second time Woodbury and Marlboro have worked together to strengthen Vermont’s nonprofit sector. According to program coordinator Jessie Lynn, “last spring’s course was a great success and we are thrilled to offer this certificate course again. Our core instructors, all of who are experts in their respective fields, really understand what is important for Vermont’s nonprofit community, so these workshops are truly relevant and practical.”Over $28,000 in grants has been awarded to Woodbury College and Marlboro College to recruit faculty, continue to develop curriculum, and obtain the necessary materials for the program. Granting organizations include the Workforce Education and Training Fund (WETF), which is a division of the Vermont Department of Labor, an anonymous donor and the TD Banknorth Charitable Foundation, which recently launched a new program to provide funds for nonprofit employee education and professional development. The grants have allowed the schools to cap tuition costs for in-state students at just $750.There are still spaces available. Interested applicants can call Jessie Lynn at (802) 229-0516 ext. 245 or email her at jessiel@woodbury-college.edu(link sends e-mail). A complete schedule of workshops, course descriptions and faculty information can be found online at www.woodbury-college.edu(link is external).###last_img

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