Free workshop to help emerging Scotland nonprofits

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG – The second seminar in the Nonprofit Thursdays Certificate Series offered by Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in Laurinburg.

“Funding Your Nonprofit” is a free seminar that will focus on helping emerging nonprofits find funding.

“This seminar will show you how to effectively and efficiently fund projects within your nonprofit organization,” said presenter Sandra Dales, who has 20-plus years of experience managing nonprofits. “Funding remains the number one issue facing many smaller nonprofits today. Coupled with the fact that many of these nonprofits have small staffs and limited resources, finding the means to support their cause remains priority one.”

During this seminar, participants will learn about funding from traditional and nontraditional sources, the role of the board of directors before funding is sought, and various components that need to be in place to ensure the proper reporting of funds used within the organization.

The seminar will be held at the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation in Laurinburg.

To register, go online to; call Deborah Hardison, RichmondCC’s Small Business Center director, at 910-410-1687; or email

This seminar is part of the Nonprofit Thursdays Certificate Series. Each session of the series will be held on the third Thursday of each month. Complete six sessions in a calendar year and receive a Nonprofit Training Certificate of completion.

The Small Business Center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of counseling, training, and resource information.

For information, visit

Staff report