Log In

Reset Password

Charity professionals receive international training

Deborah Narraway, Jennifer Phillips, Denise Carey, Sandy De Silva, Arlene Brock, Maria McLeod Smith, Mychel Jones, Nicola Paugh and Stacey Lee Williams were among those to take part in finance and fundraising programmes through the Nonprofit Alliance of Bermuda (Photograph supplied)

Professionals from 13 charities took part in international certificate programmes to bolster their finance and fundraising skills.

The Nonprofit Alliance of Bermuda said that 16 non-profit professionals took part in programmes offered by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and Villanova University’s School of Professional Studies.

Arlene Brock, of the Adult Education School, Denise Carey, of Home, Sandy De Silva, of Family Centre, Truell Landy, of Shift, as well as Glenn Faries and Nicola Paugh, of the Non-profit Alliance, completed Northwestern University’s Non-profit Finance Toolkit for Leaders last November.

Meanwhile, Ms Brock, Natalie Chaves, a Westmeath board member, Emilie Faulkner-Meek, of SkillCraft, Sloane Johnson, of ConnecTech, Mychel Jones, of Gina Spence Productions, Maria McLeod Smith and Deborah Narraway, both of Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, Jennifer Phillips, of the Bermuda National Trust, Pahn-ya Ratteray, of the Bermuda College Foundation, and Stacey-Lee Williams, of Curb, received certificates in Principles of Fundraising from Villanova University.

Nicola Paugh, the executive director of the Nonprofit Alliance, said the organisation was dedicated to professionalising and unifying the non-profit workforce.

Dr Paugh added: “We are so pleased to see our non-profit colleagues making the most of these important development opportunities.

“Their learnings will help to improve the organisations where they work, and in turn support more efficient and effective efforts to deliver on their missions.

“These opportunities were subsidised by 75 per cent, thanks to the generosity of our donors, ensuring that professional development is accessible to the non-profit sector.”

Both programmes were praised by participants.

One who took part in the Northwestern University course said: “I implemented some of the finance management strategies into our accounting practices right away and this has been very helpful to better analyse financial trends.”

A participant in the Villanova University programme added: “As a person transitioning into doing social impact work in the non-profit sector, the fundraising principles certificate allowed me to gain an understanding of the goings-on inside a non-profit, with a deeper understanding around managing fundraising activities.”

For more information about the programmes, e-mail admin@nonprofitalliance.bm

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published May 29, 2024 at 3:18 pm (Updated May 31, 2024 at 5:52 pm)

Charity professionals receive international training

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon