On The Move
Foundation Announces 2013 Nonprofit Leadership Training Certificate Class
Aug 28, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - August 28, 2012 - The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is pleased to announce the 2013 class of the Nonprofit Leadership Training Certificate program. The program, a partnership between the Foundation’s Carolina Academy for Nonprofits and Columbia College, is an intensive yearlong graduate-level certificate program for nonprofit leaders in South Carolina. This marks the fourth class to go through the program.
The program offers students theory, knowledge and discussions to help grow their understanding and practice of effective leadership on both a personal and professional level. Upon completion, participants receive nine graduate hours and a certificate in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College. The Foundation covers tuition and costs for the Nonprofit Leadership Training Certificate program.
“We are excited to welcome this new graduate certificate class,” said Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “Our investment in this program and in these leaders will benefit not only the individuals in the program and their organizations, but also impact the communities they serve.”
Nonprofit Leadership Training Certificate Class of 2013:
Angel Bible, Gospel Tabernacle Ministries
Kim Franklin, Columbia College
Felicia Holland, Trident Literacy Association
Allison Kirby, EdVenture Children's Museum
Lisa Krall, Mercy Care
Kenya Mingo, Wateree Community Actions, Inc.
Kim Neel, ALALA Cancer Society
Bridgette Rumph, The Cooperative Ministry
Pictured (l to r): Kim Neel, Kim Franklin, Allison Kirby, Bridgette Rumph, Felicia Holland, Kenya Mingo, Lisa Kirby, Angel Bible
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s Carolina Academy for Nonprofits leverages training and educational opportunities to meet the needs of multiple nonprofit organizations addressing poverty in South Carolina. The Foundation goes beyond grant making and provides nonprofits with tools and resources for success in different areas. This includes free daylong workshops in a variety of areas as well as two nonprofit leadership programs.
Recognizing current leadership gaps as well as fears of gaps for the future in nonprofit organizations, the Foundation added to its Carolina Academy for Nonprofits offerings two leadership development programs for nonprofit executives and senior staff. The first of these was the certificate program in 2010.
“We must provide leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to fill the leadership gaps for current leaders and to diminish fears regarding what emerging leaders are able to offer for the future,” said Katrina Spigner, senior program officer of the Foundation. “We are in the business of transformation, and we are doing it one leader at a time.”
Acceptance into the program is competitive and includes an application, essay, letters of reference, undergraduate transcripts and an interview. A committee reviewed and made final decisions. The Foundation will begin accepting applications for the next class in January 2013. For more information on the Carolina Academy for Nonprofits and its offerings, visit the Foundation’s Web site, sistersofcharitysc.com.
About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership