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Ashby Award Nominations Now Open

Ashby Award Nominations Now Open

Nominate a local nonprofit organization for this $50,000 general operating grant award to honor outstanding community service in the Dan River Region.

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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 www.drfonline.org 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 1-4, 2019 and June 3-6, 2019 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 smckenzie@drfonline.org.

2019 Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program

Registration is closed for the 2019 session.

Registration 

Up to 15 students are accepted into the Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program. Registration is open to nonprofit organizations in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and Caswell County, North Carolina.   To register for the 2019 Duke Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program, contact:

Starling McKenzie, Senior Program Officer, smckenzie@drfonline.org, 434-483-4273,
Danville Regional Foundation, 434-483-4273
Class location:  Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Danville, VA

Attendance Policy 

Classes meet from 9am to 4pm each day, starting promptly at 9am and ending at 4pm.   Fifteen (15) students are accepted into each Nonprofit Management Intensive Track held in Danville, VA.  The program is sponsored by the Danville Regional Foundation, Danville.    To receive the Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Management on the last day of the Program, students are to attend each class as scheduled.

Staff:  Duke Nonprofit Management Program   

Mary Sherk, Program Coordinator, 919-681-1025, mary.sherk@duke.edu,  Ivy Burch, Program Assistant, 919-668-6742, ilb4@duke.edu ,  Nancy Love, MPA, Director, 919-668-6743, nancy.love@duke.edu    

Pre-Reading Assignments  

The Intensive Track Program may require pre-reading. Assignments are sent to students one month before the class starts.     

Program Format 

The Intensive Track Program includes lectures, 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.  For updated information on cancellations, call Starling McKenzie at 434-483-4273 at the Danville Regional Foundation.

Dress Code  

Business casual - Bring a sweater and/or jacket to class in case the room temperature changes.

Duke Nonprofit Management Program – 919-668-6742

More Info

Session I

Participants from throughout the world enroll in the Duke University Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program.  The program is designed to give those working in or with nonprofits the skills and expertise needed to succeed in the sector -– whether paid staff, volunteers, philanthropists, board of directors, faith based communities, or individuals transitioning from the private sector. Participants may complete the requirement for the Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Management in 8 days.

Danville Regional Foundation sponsors the Duke Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program.  Training is available to nonprofits in Danville – also Pittsylvania County (VA) and Caswell County (NC).  For information or to register, contact Starling McKenzie, Senior Program Officer, Danville Regional Foundation, smckenzie@drfonline.org, 434-483-4273.

To download the full Duke Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program schedule, please click here.



Dates: Monday, April 1, 9am – 4pm
Location: The Institute for Advanced Learning
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Attendance Policy 

Classes meet from 9am to 4pm each day, starting promptly at 9am and ending at 4pm.   Fifteen (15) students are accepted into each Nonprofit Management Intensive Track held in Danville, VA.  The program is sponsored by the Danville Regional Foundation, Danville.    To receive the Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Management on the last day of the Program, students are to attend each class as scheduled.

Staff:  Duke Nonprofit Management Program   

Mary Sherk, Program Coordinator, 919-681-1025, mary.sherk@duke.edu,  Ivy Burch, Program Assistant, 919-668-6742, ilb4@duke.edu,  Nancy Love, MPA, Director, 919-668-6743, nancy.love@duke.edu   

Pre-Reading Assignments  

The Intensive Track Program may require pre-reading. Assignments are sent to students one month before the class starts.     

Program Format 

The Intensive Track Program includes lectures, 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.  For updated information on cancellations, call Starling McKenzie at 434-483-4273 at the Danville Regional Foundation.

Dress Code  

Business casual - Bring a sweater and/or jacket to class in case the room temperature changes.

More Info

Session II

Participants from throughout the world enroll in the Duke University Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program.  The program is designed to give those working in or with nonprofits the skills and expertise needed to succeed in the sector -– whether paid staff, volunteers, philanthropists, board of directors, faith based communities, or individuals transitioning from the private sector. Participants may complete the requirement for the Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Management in 8 days.

Danville Regional Foundation sponsors the Duke Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program.  Training is available to nonprofits in Danville – also Pittsylvania County (VA) and Caswell County (NC).  For information or to register, contact Starling McKenzie, Senior Program Officer, Danville Regional Foundation, smckenzie@drfonline.org, 434-483-4273.

To download the full Duke Nonprofit Management Intensive Track Program schedule, please click here.


Dates: Monday, June 3, 9am – 4pm
Location: The Institute for Advanced Learning
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Attendance Policy 

Classes meet from 9am to 4pm each day, starting promptly at 9am and ending at 4pm.   Fifteen (15) students are accepted into each Nonprofit Management Intensive Track held in Danville, VA.  The program is sponsored by the Danville Regional Foundation, Danville.    To receive the Duke Certificate in Nonprofit Management on the last day of the Program, students are to attend each class as scheduled.

Staff:  Duke Nonprofit Management Program   

Mary Sherk, Program Coordinator, 919-681-1025, mary.sherk@duke.edu,  Ivy Burch, Program Assistant, 919-668-6742, ilb4@duke.edu,  Nancy Love, MPA, Director, 919-668-6743, nancy.love@duke.edu   

Pre-Reading Assignments  

The Intensive Track Program may require pre-reading. Assignments are sent to students one month before the class starts.     

Program Format 

The Intensive Track Program includes lectures, 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.  For updated information on cancellations, call Starling McKenzie at 434-483-4273 at the Danville Regional Foundation.

Dress Code  

Business casual - Bring a sweater and/or jacket to class in case the room temperature changes.

More Info

2019 Duke Nonprofit Capacity Building Training

Danville Regional Foundation sponsors the Duke Nonprofit 2018 Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series. Up to 20 students are accepted into each class. Training is available to nonprofits in Danville, also in Pittsylvania County (VA) and Caswell County (NC).  For additional information, or to register, contact Starling McKenzie, Senior Program Officer, Danville Regional Foundation, smckenzie@drfonline.org, 434-483-4273. See class schedule below.

April - November 2019

Up to 15 students are accepted into each class in the Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series Registration is open to nonprofit organizations in the following localities - Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County, NC.  

More Info

Tuesday, August 27 - Writing a Strategic Business Plan - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Writing a Strategic Business Plan (Sustainable Strategic Planning)

Instructor: Anne Willson, anne@annewillson.com 

Tuesday, September 24 - Grantwriting and Compliance – How to Write Effective Grants - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Grantwriting and Compliance – How to Write Effective Grants

     Public Grants: Local, State, Federal

     Private Grants: Corporations, Foundations

Instructor: Ruth Peebles, MPA, rpeebles@theinsgroup.com 

Tuesday, October 22 - Managing your Nonprofit Effectively - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Managing your Nonprofit Effectively

Instructor: Matthew Nash, MBA, mnash@duke.edu 

Tuesday, November 19 - Nonprofit– Board Development/Governance - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nonprofit– Board Development/Governance

Instructor: Jeanne Allen, Ed.S. jeanneallennc@yahoo.com