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Match Your Desire to Help with Knowledge at Free Nonprofit Seminar

Sandra Dales, a 20-plus veteran in nonprofit management.
Photo courtesy of Richmond Community College.

HAMLET — Learn the steps for establishing a nonprofit organization in the state of North Carolina by signing up for a free seminar offered through the Small Business Center at Richmond Community College.

“How to Properly Establish a Non-Profit” will be offered Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg.

Presenter Sandra Dales will teach participants all aspects of starting a nonprofit organization, from the importance of the board of directors to identifying funding sources before the organization is established. She will explain the steps necessary to having it recognized as an exempt organization by the IRS.

“Many people who have the desire to begin a nonprofit organization have a heart to help others, but lack the knowledge on how to effectively funnel that help through a nonprofit organization,” Dales said. “Once they marry the desire and the knowledge, the sky is the limit as to how far their assistance can go.”


Dales, a 20-plus year veteran of nonprofit management, will show participants that beginning a nonprofit organization may not be as daunting as they may think.

RichmondCC’s 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. 

This seminar is part of the “Nonprofit Thursdays” Certificate Series offered through the Small Business Center. Each session of the series will be held on the second Thursday of each month. Complete six sessions in a calendar year (Jan. 1- Dec. 31) and receive a Nonprofit Training Certificate of completion.

To sign up for this seminar on Sept. 14, contact Angineek Gillenwater at (910) 410-1848 or ajgillenwater@richmondcc.edu. This seminar is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

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