Non-profit Management Mini Academy to be held

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

ISU Extension & Outreach has partnered with United Ways of Story and Marshall County to present the 2014 Nonprofit Management Mini Academy. The series will include half-day classes designed for staff in the nonprofit business community. These opportunities are meant to enhance your nonprofit knowledge and skills. We invite nonprofit managers, employees, volunteers and board members to attend.

The October 23rd session, “Eight Essential Functions of the Board of Directors”, will be facilitated by Reno Berg, former CEO of Mainstream Living. This is the final session of the 4-part mini academy.

Together staff and volunteer board members will learn the 8 essential functions of the board of directors—from establishing the mission, to raising funds, to leadership development and all of the other functions in between. Reno will have concrete examples of how effective boards work to enhance an organization’s vision.

Doors will open with registration at 8:30, sessions start at 9 and run until 12 and will be held at the Oakwood Road Church – 2400 Oakwood Road, Ames (southwest of Gateway Hotel and Convention Center) in the North Education Room. Cost is $25 and includes light refreshments. CEU’s are available for an additional $25. Registration must be received no less than 1 week prior to class. Payments may be mailed to: Story County Extension, Attn: Alison Boelman, PO Box 118, Nevada, IA 50201.

For questions regarding the Nonprofit Management Academy, call Alison Boelman at 515-382-6551 or email at You may also contact Jean Kresse at United Way of Story County at (515) 268-5142 or

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs are available to all without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

The fees for service will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the Community and Economic Development County Extension Program.