Non-Profit Management Series Offers Low-Cost, High-Value Seminars...

With the economy in a tailspin and resources tight, especially for non-profits, Lone Star College-Montgomery will offer a series of one-day seminars for area business leaders, as well as a multi-session series on fundraising for non-profits.

The fundraising series kicks off on Saturday, February 28, and includes Tuesday and Thursday sessions on March 3, 5, 10, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, April 2, 7 and 9. This series is for the aspiring community leader charged with conceiving and carrying-out an overall fundraising strategy.

Participants will write a case statement and a short grant application or proposal, develop a three-year fundraising action plan, formulate an outline for a fundraising policy and procedures document, and create an annual report for the last completed fiscal year. The cost for this course is $249 including materials.


The leader for this series is Juanita Stanley, who serves as grants administrator for Montgomery County. Stanley has more than 25 years of increasingly responsible executive and administrative experience in non-profit, governmental and educational organizations, including public relations, fundraising, project monitoring, special event coordination, and volunteerism. She is also a Texas certified teacher.


"Juanita's expertise will benefit agencies, schools, churches and others who seek to gain knowledge and skills in fundraising and grant writing," said Stephen Koszewski, program manager of continuing education at LSC-Montgomery.


The topics for the one-day seminars include:

- Leading Effective Meetings (March 6), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Building B, Room 112   
- Legal Issues for Supervisors (April 3), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Building B, Room 112    
- Employee Performance Review (April 10), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Building A, Room 102        
- Time Management (April 17), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., in Building A, Room 102
- Grant Writing 101 (April 18), 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in Temporary Building, Room 106

These seminars are $51, except for the Grant Writing 101 session, which is $87.

Juanita Stanley will lead the Grant Writing 101 seminar, while Kim Fox-Marchetti will lead the others. Fox-Marchetti, PHR, has actively contributed to the human resource profession throughout her 20-plus year career.  The first part of her career was engaged directly in corporate human resource management roles--creating HR departments, restoring failing HR functions, etc. Since relocating to Texas from California 13 years ago, she has applied her expertise to numerous projects and presentations, currently assisting both private and public organizations with many aspects of the human resource function--focused on mutually beneficial human relations and organizational outcomes.

For more information, you can visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu/153851/ or contact Stephen Koszewski, continuing education program manager, at Stephen.Koszewski@LoneStar.edu, or via phone at (936)273-7435. Attendees can register in person at the colleges continuing education office (Building C, second floor), online at www.Lonestar.edu/ce, via phone at (936) 273-7446, or by fax at (936) 273-7262.


LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu.


Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 51,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu.