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Building a High-Functioning Board: Tips for Current and Prospective Chairs 3.4.15


with Lucy Harr

Mar 4, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
When you serve as the board chair of a non-profit, or aspire to that position, you assume leadership responsibility for helping the board perform at a high level. In this class you will learn tips on how to begin building a high-functioning board. We will discuss what a high-functioning board looks like and examine six ways you can help your board perform at its highest level. We will also discuss do's and don'ts for new chairs. Registration $25. 2 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 3/4 CHRHS Rm 210 Lucy Harr has served on numerous non-profit boards, including as national chair of the Association for Women in Communications.

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Entrepreneurship Workshop - Starting Your Own Business 3.18.15


with Jim Potter West Bay Rotary

Mar 18, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Once again, members of West Bay Rotary will present this popular class for students who are thinking about starting their own business. Sessions will cover topics new entrepreneurs need to know such as financing, legal concerns, accounting and tax issues, writing a business plan, sales and marketing and managing a successful business as well as the traits necessary for successful entrepreneurship. Speakers and panel members are all West Bay Rotary members who either own or have owned their own businesses. A staff member from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development will also make a presentation outlining their services for new entrepreneurs. For more information, you may call Jim Potter, class moderator, at 230-2400 Monday-Friday. Please call the Adult Ed office to register. 5 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 3/18 CHRHS Rm 210 This class is taught by members of the West Bay Rotary Club of Camden, all of whom either own or have owned their own businesses.

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Independent Publishing for Maine Writers 2.12.15


with Jane Karker

Feb 12, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Are you ready to publish your book independently? Advances in printing technology have created a boom in independent publishing. Many first time authors as well as previously published authors are choosing to self-publish. This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publish responsibly and effectively while avoiding the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing. We will cover the importance of editing, eBooks, marketing plans, and the technical assistance you need to get your book in print. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Thurs 2/12 CHRHS Rm 235 Jane Karker lives in Maine and is the owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative and the newly emerging Boston Writers Publishing & Cooperative. With over 20 years of experience in the publishing and printing industry, Jane is well qualified to address affordable ways to produce, publish and market books for self-publishing authors.

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Nonprofits and Strategic Planning 3.23.15


with Audrey Lovering

Mar 23, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Nonprofits play a key role in community economic development but in the present ever-changing business environment nonprofits must be able to think and plan strategically in order to survive. This course will lead you through the basic steps and major challenges in the planning process and help you acquire the practical tools and techniques necessary both to thinking strategically and to creating and implementing a strategic plan. Registration $25. 2 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 3/23 CHRHS Rm 222 Audrey Lovering has over fifteen years of experience in innovative nonprofit management and strategic planning, including the roles of executive director, fundraiser, and board member for a variety of nonprofits. Her easygoing style combined with her mastery of the subject will give students an interactive overview of this critical area for nonprofit success.

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