Rockland Trust and Center for Nonprofit Management Announce Slate of Workshops For Local Nonprofits
October 25, 2012Rockland Trust recently announced its sponsorship of the Stonehill College Center for Nonprofit Management's 9th annual BreakFACTS Series, which empowers leaders of small- to mid-sized nonprofits in Southeastern Massachusetts and Northern Rhode Island to be more resourceful by thinking creatively and strategically. This is the second consecutive year that Rockland Trust will sponsor the series.
The 2012-2013 series, which enlists enthusiastic and knowledgeable business leaders to provide useful and practical information to nonprofit leaders through a series of presentations, includes nine workshops, four of which will be facilitated by Rockland Trust. Topics include: financing, sustainable funding, sponsorship, grants, human resources, strategic planning, investments and branding. Roughly 97 percent of participants say they leave a session with more understanding on the topic than they previously had, a testament to the time and effort invested in tailoring each presentation in a unique and practical way that benefits nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteers.
"We have a strong line-up of presenters this year, bringing a fresh perspective on everything from social media to strategic planning," said the Center's director Georgia Antonopoulos. "We're proud of the partnership we have with the Rockland Trust Team and look forward to our second year of collaboration to benefit our community partners."
"We're thrilled to be sponsoring BreakFACTS again. At Rockland Trust we're dedicated to helping our communities thrive, which includes assisting nonprofit organizations - through direct donations, volunteering and providing financial advice to help them succeed," said Ralph Valente, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing at Rockland Trust. "We believe it's vital for nonprofits to have useful information that will help them succeed, including budgeting and management."
This academic year's BreakFACTS Series kicked off in September with a three hour interactive session on internet marketing strategies to a packed room of 25 nonprofit leaders. October's training, led by Susan Daileader and Gary Friedmann of Rockland Trust's Investment Management Group, provided an in-depth look at investments and endowments for nonprofits. On November 13th, the Center for Nonprofit Management's Director Georgia Antonopoulos will present The Nonprofit Starter Guide, a workshop developed in response to the many inquiries the Center receives about nonprofit formation. Additional topics led by Stonehill College representatives will include strategic planning through storytelling, government grants from the reviewers' perspective and managing in a culturally inclusive nonprofit.
Rockland Trust representatives are leading several BreakFACTS sessions throughout the series, including the programs on December 11th, February 26th and April 23rd. These trainings, which will focus on board governance, building a good team, and how to use digital technologies to raise brand awareness and to fundraise, reconfirm Rockland Trust's commitment to community advancement and financial literacy across all sectors, including nonprofit organizations and agencies.
These affordable monthly training programs ($25 per session) begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. with an optional networking session until 12:30 p.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and coffee and continental breakfast is served throughout the morning.
All workshops take place in the Brocktonian Room at the Center for Nonprofit Management at 16 Belmont Street in Easton. For more information and the complete 2012-2013 BreakFACTS calendar, visit the following link: http://www.stonehill.edu/x11979.xml
About the Center for Nonprofit Management
The Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill College works with and builds the leadership capacity of community-based nonprofit organizations through southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island. It is a place where nonprofit and community leaders come together for learning, skill-building, networking and research. While the Center's trainings and educational programs are available to all nonprofits in the sector, priority is given to smaller, under-resourced organizations working with at-risk communities in the region. To learn more about the Center for Nonprofit Management, please visit http://www.stonehill.edu/nonprofit.xml
About Rockland Trust
Rockland Trust Company is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts, with $5.2 billion in assets. Ranked "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the New England Region" in 2012 by J.D. Power and Associates, Rockland Trust's network consists of 67 retail branches, 10 commercial lending centers, four investment management and four residential lending centers located throughout Eastern Massachusetts and in Rhode Island. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters®", please visit www.RocklandTrust.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
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