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CDW Spring 2018 Trainings Underway
Tammy Moreau
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CDW Spring 2018 Trainings Underway

Register now for free training for Cenla nonprofits and residents

Community Development Works, a program of The Rapides Foundation, is offering free, skill-building trainings for Cenla residents and nonprofits. Workshops and webinars begin in March and include a variety of topics including grant writing, budgeting, fund development and marketing. 

All workshops and webinars are available free of charge. Webinars can be accessed from most devices using the GoToWebinar app. Workshops take place at The Rapides Foundation Building, 1101 Fourth St., Alexandria. Register at 

The trainings are geared toward nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers, and for people interested in starting a nonprofit. Spring trainings are presented within four topic areas: the Start-up Series for Nonprofits, the Grant Writing Series, the Marketing Series, and the Financial Management Series, which is presented in partnership with Nonprofit Finance Fund®, a leading community development financial institution. 

Participants are not required to attend all of the workshops in a series. Individuals can customize their learning by choosing the workshops that interest them. 

Workshops and webinars include:

  • Start-up Series for Nonprofits training courses: To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3); Introduction to Finding Funders; Budget Basics & Cash Flow Management. 
  • Grant Writing Series training courses: 10 Steps to Grant Writing Success; Federal Grant Writing for Nonprofits; Calculating Unit Cost for Your Program. 
  • Marketing Series training courses: Creating a Marketing and Promotion Plan; Using Social Media for Causes. 
  • Financial Management Series webinar courses: Strategic Budgeting; Dashboard Development; Telling Your Financial Story. 
To register or for details about the training offerings, call Community Development Works at 318-443-7880, toll-free at 800-803-8075, or visit 
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