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Arts and professional development workshop

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 23rd, 2011

Arts and heritage organizations are facing many challenges.

Meet those challenges head-on with this upcoming professional development workshop in Nelson this weekend. 

Presented by Leslie Thompson, this workshop will cover effective board management, volunteer recruitment and management, marketing and fundraising fundamentals for arts and heritage organizations – key elements for sustainability. 

Travel subsidies are available on a first come-first served basis for travel from communities in the Columbia Basin, further than 50 kilometres from Nelson. 

With 28 years of professional experience, Leslie has advised, planned and executed numerous successful projects and campaigns for a variety of non-profit organizations.

She has taught many workshops as well as “Introduction to Non Profit Management” at Mount Royal University in Calgary and “An Introduction to Fundraising” at Capilano University’s Arts & Entertainment Management Program.

Client comments about Leslie: “I want to thank you for a powerful workshop. I can see the path clearly now. I feel relieved of time consuming efforts with low return and will now make time for the things that I know will work.”

Offered by the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC), the workshop will take place at the Kootenay School of the Arts @ Selkirk College in Nelson, Sept. 24 10am-5 pm and Sept 25, 9 am-1 pm.

Pre-registration is required. Subsidies and spaces are limited so register early. Register online at:

After the workshop on Sunday, WKRAC will hold its Annual General Meeting, where WKRAC and its member arts councils will report on their activities throughout the year.  

Workshop and travel subsidies generously funded by the Columbia Basin Trust. Additional funding support provided by the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council.  

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