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For Immediate Release (01-21)
Date: March 12, 2001
Contact: Steve Simon 240-567-7952 (pager: 301-930-2880)

Montgomery College to Sponsor Two Live Satellite Workshops for Professionals in Nonprofit Organizations

Montgomery College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education and the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations are sponsoring two live satellite workshops for board members, management, staff, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations.

The first workshop, "Planned Giving Basics: Establishing or Enhancing Successful Planned Giving Programs," is set for Thursday, March 29 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Featured speaker is Payson Wild, Jr., CFRE, senior vice president and director of planned giving services for The Alford Group, Inc.

The program will help participants understand the importance of planned giving to organizational objectives; learn what resources, both internal and external, are needed for success; and determine how planned giving can be successfully integrated into an overall development operation, especially in small and medium nonprofits with limited staff.

The second workshop, "Outcome Measurement II: Practical Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Methods" will be held Thursday, May 3, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Harry Hatry, director of public management programs at The Urban Institute.

This new workshop continues last year’s Outcome Measurement program, but goes into greater detail, providing participants with a thorough examination of how outcome measurement works and how to develop appropriate instruments to collect and analyze data. Attendees will become more familiar with outcome information that can be collected; gain an improved understanding of data collection procedures and measurement instruments; learn ways to analyze and assess data that provide information of practical use to a nonprofit; and acquire new and effective ideas on how to report and use outcome measurement information with the board, volunteers, staff, clients, and donors.

The workshops will be held at Montgomery College-Rockville, Campus Tower. Registration deadline for the first workshop is March 22; April 17 for the second. The fee for either workshop is $75; out-of-state residents pay $95. For more information, contact Tracy Singleton at 240-567-7914.

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