Midcoast residents earn UMaine certificate in nonprofit organization management

Jun 28, 2012
Dr. Sue McCullough, director and associate dean, UMaine Hutchinson Center, presents a Certificate in Nonprofit Management to AndreaRouillard, Waldo, and Kristen Lindquist, Camden upon successfully completing the requirements of the program.  Dr. Frank Burtnett (far right) is one of the original developers and founders of the program, also teaches many of the sessions offered in the certificate program.

Belfast — Two Midcoast residents, Kristen Lindquist of Camden and Andrea Rouillard of Waldo, were honored as they were awarded University of Maine certificates. Both students completed coursework and requirements for the University of Maine certificate in nonprofit management through its Belfast branch, the Hutchinson Center.

Both began the program two years ago and, taking a variety of classes, completed the program this June. The certificate in nonprofit management is a resource for preparing and coaching people who are working in nonprofits. This program gives participants the opportunity to network with others working in similar fields and learn from experienced and seasoned professionals.

The next session in the 2012 certificate program is financial management in the nonprofit organization. It will be held on Friday,July 20, with areas to be covered to include approaches to budgeting, necessary recordkeeping, monitoring cash flow, understanding the balance sheet and segregating duties in a small office (safeguarding assets).

The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 4 p.m., and is being taught by Chip Bradstreet, chief financial officer for Broadreach Family & Community Services. He earned an MBA from the University of Maine, Orono, worked in public accounting and private industry and has over 30 years' experience in nonprofit administration and financial management.

Upon completion of six of the workshops that comprise the program, individuals will earn a certificate in nonprofit organization management from the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The remaining 2012 nonprofit management sessions are Aug, 13 & 14 (two-day program) – Writing Winning Grant Proposals; Sept. 7 – Survival Skills in an Age of Declining Resources; and Oct. 22 – Marketing the Nonprofit Organization.

To register for this workshop or to request a copy of the complete 2012 brochure, contact Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002 (toll free 800-753-9044) or nancyb@maine.edu. The cost for each one-day workshop is $150, and the two-day grantwriting workshop is $255. Each workshop fee will include continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials. The HutchinsonCenter is located on Route 3, 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast. FMI visit the website at www.hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.

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