Wed, 21 August, 2019

CDW announces Fall 2019 training calendar

CDW announces Fall 2019 training calendar

Workshops cover a variety of topics for nonprofits

Community Development Works, a program of The Rapides Foundation, is offering free skill-building trainings for Cenla residents and nonprofits. The Fall Training Calendar consists of 12 workshops and one webinar that cover a variety of topics, including grant writing, strategic planning, financial management and program evaluation. Workshops begin in September.

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

CDW trainings are geared toward nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers, and for people interested in starting a nonprofit. Fall trainings are presented within four topic areas: the Start-Up Series for Nonprofits, the Grant Writing Series, the Financial Management Series and the Program Development Series. Participants have the option of attending all workshops in a series or choosing only the workshops that interest them.

Fall workshops are as follows:

  • Start-Up Series for Nonprofits training courses: To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3); Strategic Planning; Volunteer Management 101; and Mission Heart, Business Mindset: Creating a Business Plan to Strengthen Your Nonprofit.
  • Grant Writing Series training courses: Introduction to Finding Funders; Basic Grant Writing; and Advanced Grant Writing.
  • Financial Management Series courses: Budget Basics and Cash Flow Management; Financial Management for Nonprofits; and Elevating Your Fundraising Through Strategy and Planning. 
  • Program Development Series courses: Evaluating Programs = Improving Programs; 5 FREE Technology Tools That Save Your Organization Time and Money; Let’s Build It So They Come.

To register or for details about the training offerings, call Community Development Works at 318-443-7880, toll-free at 800-803-8075, or online at


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