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Duke University - Continuing Studies

Are you a nonprofit Board member or staffer looking to sharpen your skills in areas such as fundraising, grant writing and volunteer management?

The Danville Regional Foundation is once again sponsoring the nonprofit training series offered through the Nonprofit Management Program, a unit of Duke University Office of Continuing Studies. There will be two courses of study to choose from: individual courses costing $35 per session or a two-week intensive certificate track that includes eight sessions for $250. These world-class offerings, which in full regularly cost nearly $1,650, are made available to the Dan River Region for a fraction of the cost.

The series will be offered at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and the class size for each session will be limited to fifteen (15). Registration is required and is accessible through with a list of classes offered along with course descriptions.

What do you need to know?

  • For the individual capacity building courses, you can sign up for one course or all courses. The fee for each session is $35.
  • If you register for all eight individual sessions, the cost is $250.
  • The intensive certificate track will be held April 3-6 and June 5-8 at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research in Danville. The total cost for all eight sessions is $250. 
  • Registration is first come, first serve.
  • Please limit your organization′s representation to no more than two individuals in any one course. Ideally one staff member and one board member.
  • Participants must work or live in Caswell County, NC, Pittsylvania County, VA, or the City of Danville.
  • Coursework may be applied towards the Duke University Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

For more information on the regional offerings in the Duke Nonprofit Management Training Series, please contact DRF Senior Program Officer Starling McKenzie at 434–483–4273 or

Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program

April 3-6, 2017 & June 5-8, 2017
Sponsor: Danville Regional Foundation

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Session I - April 3-6, 2017

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Session II - June 5-8, 2017

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2017 Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series

Registration:  Up to 15 students are accepted into each class in the Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series (sponsored by the Danville Regional Foundation).   Registration is open to nonprofit organizations in the following localities - Danville, Pittsylvania County, VA, and Caswell County, NC.   To register for the 2017 Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series contact:

Starling McKenzie, Senior Program Officer,, 434-483-4273

Danville Regional Foundation

Class Location:    Institute for Advanced Learning & Research, 150 Slayton Ave, Danville, VA

Attendance Policy:  Classes start promptly at 9 am each day and end at 4 pm, with a one-hour break for lunch (12pm-1pm).  Students earn 6 course hours per class that may be applied toward the Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Management.  Call or email Duke Nonprofit staff if you have questions.

Duke NPM Staff: 

Mary Sherk, Program Coordinator, 919-681-1025, 

Ivy Burch, Program Assistant, 919-668-6742, 

Nancy Love, MPA, Director, 919-668-6743,    

Class Format:  The Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series includes lectures, class demonstrations, practical work, and hands-on project work in each course.  Classes are well organized with exercises to help enforce the lecture materials. 
Inclement Weather:   In the event of severe weather, we will make a decision to cancel a class 24 hours in advance of the start time.  Updated information on cancellations will be available. Call Starling McKenzie at 434-483-4273 (Danville Regional Foundation).
Dress Code:  Business casual - Bring a sweater and/or jacket to class in case the room temperature changes.

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