Area Professionals Complete Minot’s Nonprofit Certificate Program!

Minot, N.D. — On March 6th, the third cohort of professionals completed Strengthen ND’s Nonprofit Certificate Program.  The Nonprofit Certificate Program was created in 2016 when Strengthen ND and Minot State University’s Center for Extended Learning worked together to create an educational track to meet the capacity building needs of area nonprofit professionals and volunteers.  


“The intent of the Nonprofit Certificate Program is to provide an opportunity for nonprofit professionals and volunteers to learn the basics of nonprofit management,” remarked Megan Laudenschlager, Executive Director of Strengthen ND.  “We’re so appreciative to have Minot State’s Center for Extended Learning as a community partner to bring this accessible and quality program to Minot’s nonprofit sector.”


Strengthen ND and Minot State leveraged the expertise of professionals within the area to facilitate program sessions featuring topics of nonprofit management, including board governance, finance, human resources, grantseeking and grant writing, marketing and public relations, fundraising, strategic planning, and action planning.  


The participants receiving their certificates are: Greg Vettel (Northwest Arts Center), Connie Wilson (Souris Basin Planning Council), Lexi Bahl (ND State Fair Foundation), Brandi Jude (Invisible Innocence), Shelly Bohl (Community Grant Writer), Tim Knutson (Dakota Hope Clinic), Tammy Hammer (New Town), and Paul Stroklund (Minot State University).

Registration is open for the October 2019 - March 2020 Nonprofit Certificate Program cohort!  This year, the certificate program will be available online to allow for place- and time-bound professionals to participate.  The cost to attend the certificate program is $300, which provides resources for six informative sessions.  For more information, please contact Megan Laudenschlager at 701-303-0840 or

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