HADDONFIELD, N.J., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A partnership among The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) in Haddonfield, the Campbell Soup Foundation in Camden and The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business in Philadelphia, is providing nonprofit organizations in the nine county south Jersey region a comprehensive leadership-building series for their boards and senior staff.
"A nonprofit organization is only as strong as its executive leadership and board," said Sidney Hargro, CFSJ executive director, which launched the Nonprofit Resilience Institute in 2012, recognizing that strong nonprofit leadership is key for community improvement and sustainability.
"The first year of the Institute was so successful in its efforts to strengthen the region's nonprofit leadership with a dynamic, progressive series of learning experiences for teams of executive and senior staff and board members from S. Jersey nonprofits, that all the partners have come together again to continue this growth," Hargro added.
Beginning in May, up to four leaders from 10 different organizations, will participate in monthly educational programs focused on the skills nonprofit senior staff and board members need to enhance key aspects of their organization's management and operations. The eight programs, as well as a facilitated learning circle comprised of executive directors participating in the Institute, will be held at the world headquarters of the Campbell Soup Co., in Camden.
The Institute opens with an address by David Grant, former director of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, discussing the process of assessing an organization and improving performance.
Organizations that participate fully in the Institute are also eligible to apply for operating grants from the CFSJ.
Founded in 2007, the Community Foundation of South Jersey is a public charity community foundation that was founded to harness the philanthropic power of South Jersey residents, helping them envision and create the type of community they want to see. At the Foundation, donors create charitable funds – both large and small – to address needs and embrace opportunities in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties. Their web address is communityfoundationsj.org/PublicPages/Home.aspx
Since 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation has provided financial support to local organizations that inspire positive change in communities throughout the U.S. where Campbell Soup Company employees live and work, with particular emphasis on Camden, N.J., birthplace of Campbell's flagship soup business and their world headquarters. The Foundation also supports nonprofits in more than 20 communities where Campbell's has operations. Their website is campbellsoupcompany.com/about-campbell/corporate-responsibility
The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business is the largest provider of educational and consulting services to nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia region, including Southern New Jersey. The center has been helping strengthen nonprofit organizations through educational programs, board and executive leadership development, consulting and resources and information services, since 1981. It is program of the School of Business of La Salle University. Their website address is lasallenonprofitcenter.org/
Terri Clark, Nonprofit Center, 215-951-5194
Sidney Hargro, Community Foundation, 856-216-8150
SOURCE Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business