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The Institute for Community Development to Offer Spring Training for Nonprofits

February 11, 2009

As part of its ongoing effort to aid local nonprofit agencies, the Institute for Community Development of Southern New Jersey will launch its spring training schedule with "Writing Persuasive Grants: An Introduction to Grant Writing," on March 14. The half-day workshop will provide a foundation for effective grant writing. The ICD will also offer a four-part intensive grant writing boot camp starting March 18.

The ICD is a collaborative project of Atlantic Cape Community College and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The institute provides training, consultative and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations throughout the region. "The ICD was developed because both colleges believe in supporting the valuable work that is being done by the nonprofit community," said Jean McAlister, associate dean for Continuing Education at ACCC.

Nonprofit agencies are crucial to providing services to the community. During uncertain economic times, these organizations struggle with funding challenges, infrastructure development and shrinking resources. The ICD exists to strengthen the nonprofit community throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Other courses being offered as part of the training schedule include: "What Every Nonprofit Should Know When Buying Insurance" on March 31; "Elements of a Business Plan" on April 15; "Business Continuity for Social Service Agencies" on April 22; "How to Start a 501(c) (3)" on April 16; and "Building a Better Agency by Building Your Capacity" on June 3.

The classes take place at various locations throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties. For exact locations and more information, call (609) 626-3599 or visit