Taking care of the administration end

Arts and heritage organizations are facing many challenges. Those involved are invited to meet those challenges head-on with this upcoming professional development workshop in Nelson, September 24 and 25.

Arts and heritage organizations are facing many challenges. Those involved are invited to meet those challenges head-on with this upcoming professional development workshop in Nelson, September 24 and 25.

Presented by Leslie Thompson, this workshop will cover effective board management, volunteer recruitment and management, marketing and fundraising fundamentals for arts and heritage organizations — key elements for sustainability. Travel subsidies are available on a first come-first served basis for travel from communities in the Columbia Basin, further than 50 km from Nelson.

With 28 years of professional experience, Leslie has advised, planned and executed numerous successful projects and campaigns for a variety of non-profit organizations.

She has taught many workshops as well as Introduction to Non Profit Management at Mount Royal University in Calgary and An Introduction to Fundraising at Capilano University’s arts and entertainment management program.

Client comments about Leslie: “I want to thank you for a powerful workshop. I can see the path clearly now. I feel relieved of time consuming efforts with low return and will now make time for the things that I know will work.”

Offered by the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, the workshop will take place at the Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College in Nelson, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and September 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Subsidies and spaces are limited so register early. Register online at: tinyurl.com/3omzmwa

After the workshop on Sunday, the arts council will hold its annual general meeting, where member arts councils will report on their activities throughout the year.

Further info: 250-352-2421, toll free: 1-800-850-2787 or email: wkracassistant@telus.net.

Workshop and travel subsidies generously funded by the Columbia Basin Trust.

Additional funding support provided by the province of BC through the BC Arts Council.


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