The Nonprofit Management Academy was established in 1999 by Iowa State University in partnership with the United Way Management Assistance Program to enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit human services groups, hospitals, government agencies, churches, private schools, arts organizations, environmental groups, and others in the nonprofit sector.

Sessions for the Nonprofit Management Mini Academy will take place this year on April 24, June 19, Aug. 28 and Oct. 23. These opportunities are meant to enhance your nonprofit knowledge and skills. We invite nonprofit managers, employees, volunteers and board members to attend.

ISU Extension & Outreach has partnered with United Ways of Story and Marshall County to present the 2014 Nonprofit Management Academy. The series will include half-day classes designed for staff in the nonprofit business community.

Sessions include: Making the Most of your Marketing, The Dating Game: Fundamentals of Grant Development, The Eight Essential Functions of the Board of Directors, ad Four Steps to Program Management.

Sessions will open with registration at 8:30, sessions start at 9 and run until 12. All sessions will be held at the Oakwood Church – 2400 Oakwood Dr., Ames (southwest of Gateway Hotel and Convention Center) in the North Education Room.

All sessions are $25 and include refreshments. CEU’s are available for an additional $25. Registration must be received no less than 1 week prior to class. Payments may be mailed to: Story County Extension, Attn: Alison Boelman, PO Box 118, Nevada, IA 50201.

For questions regarding the Nonprofit Management Academy, call Alison Boelman, Story County Extension, at 515-382-6551 or email at You may also contact Amy Pieper, Marshall County Extension, at 641-752-1551 or email at

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs are available to all without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

The fees for service will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the Community and Economic Development County Extension Program.