PROVIDENCE, June 12, 2018 – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has announced the session topics for the 2018-2019 season of its Neighborhood Development Fund (NDF) Professional Development Series for non-profit leaders. The training program works to build the capacity of executive directors and program managers for community based organizations in Rhode Island. The announcement of the new program was made as the 2017-2018 season is wrapping up.
The final session for the 2017-2018 season will take place on June 28 from 8:30 to 12 noon at the Tech Collective in Olneyville, and will focus on the evaluation and understanding of non-profit financial statements. This session will explore commonly used financial terms, names and uses for key financial statements and reports, and the use of financial statements to understand business models and operational performance. This free session is open to all non-profit employees and will be presented by Stephanie O’Leary BizOps Chief Financial Officer, Clifton Larson Allen LLP, a professional services and accounting firm.
“We heard from our community partners that they would like to have a deeper understanding of budgeting and financial statements, so we are bringing back Stephanie O’Leary for the 2018-19 season to look at budgeting,” said Jeanne Cola, Executive Director of LISC Rhode Island. “We also will include some sessions in the fall and early next year on networking, HR and Communications.”
The 2018-2019 series will begin on July 24 with a round-table session held at the Rhode Island Foundation on the value of Networking. The September session, led by Stephanie O’Leary, will take a deeper look into financial statements. On November 13, there will be a session titled “Stepping into Big Shoes” which will focus on succession planning; and the January session will cover key Human Resources Issues and Communications Strategies.
LISC Rhode Island’s Neighborhood Development Fund (NDF) provides funding, training, resources and technical assistance in an effort to strengthen the internal operations of community development corporations (CDCs). The program’s primary focus is to increase the ability of Rhode Island CDCs to produce affordable housing while addressing broader community revitalization issues. The NDF program uses a combination of federal funding and local philanthropic dollars to support the training program as well as to provide operational grants to qualified organizations. LISC also provides technical assistance to help organizations become more secure both fiscally and programmatically.
For registration for the session on June 28, click here or call 401-519-5608.
LISC Rhode Island — Together with residents, partners, and local leaders, LISC Rhode Island forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across our state – great places to live, work, visit, do business, and raise families. Our strategies – investing in real estate, increasing family income & wealth, stimulating economic development, improving access to quality education, and supporting healthy environments and lifestyles – work together to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors. LISC has invested $373 million in neighborhoods across our state, helping to create more than 8,000 affordable homes and support the development of 2 million square feet of commercial, child care, educational, and community space. We are committed to building strong neighborhoods and healthy communities where individuals, businesses and families can thrive.