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Belfast, Maine — In these difficult times, even non-profit directors, their staff and boards need to beproactive in guiding their organizations and leveraging their dollars and resources to their best advantage.

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s Nonprofit Certificate Management program is offering the workshop, “Survival Skills in an Age of Declining Resources”, on Monday, September 16th. This day-long workshop begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm and is being taught by Dr. Frank Burtnett.This workshop will focus on strategies to keep the Non-profit Organization (NPO) alive and well during this time of declining federal, state and local resources.Participants will look at ways to operate on a lean basis, consider how and when to collaborate with similar organizations and to search for non-traditional means of generating income and reducing expenses.

Dr. Frank Burtnett, is a veteran educator and non-profit organization executive. Frank has thirty years of direct service in various non-profit organizations, educational institutions and community agencies, including seven years as Executive Director of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Frank is the president of an independent consulting firm specializing in programs that foster human resource and organization development.Frank was instrumental in bringing and developing the Nonprofit Certificate program for the UMaine Hutchinson Center.

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast, has designed the certificate program in non-profit organizational management for non-profit organization executives, staff members, and leaders to deal with contemporary issues and problems using realistic, “hands on” strategies. The various workshops will encourage interactive discussion of “real world” situations and actively engage participants in quality planning, effective program/service development, creative problem solving, and issue resolution. This certificate represents yet another of the offerings that the University of Maine Hutchinson Center has created to be responsive to the educational needs of the community.

The non-profit workshops will appeal to those involved in a variety of organizational roles, including executive directors, board/trustee members, business managers, development officers, program officers, and those holding similar positions. Those not currently engaged in non-profit organizational roles—but seeking to move into these career areas—will also gain a great deal from participation in these workshops.

Register for any one workshop or for the series by contacting 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.Each workshop fee will include continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials.Additional nonprofit workshops available in 2013 are: October 18, Financial Management in the Nonprofit with Chip Bradstreet and November 1, Collective Impact with Carole Martin.