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This Summer, Start and Run a Nonprofit or Arts Institution
Author: Ramya Rajaraman (503-725-3711) Office of Marketing and Communications
Posted: June 9, 2005

The Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University is offering two courses this summer on the administration and management of nonprofit organizations. The courses are open to the public. For more information on these courses or other classes offered by the Institute, visit, or contact Sharon Hasenjaeger at 503-725-8221 or

Every Wednesday, June 29-August 24, 2005, 6:20-9:20 p.m. (PSU's The Broadway, 625 S.W. Jackson St., Room 407)

"Arts Administration and Management," taught by Miriam Feuerle, offers insights into a career in arts management and the day-to-day workings of arts and cultural institutions. Students will gain an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the issues and challenges common to arts and cultural organizations. The course is structured around readings, classroom instruction and visits from local arts leaders, and will provide students with an overview of the industry, focusing on curating and presenting, advocacy, cultural policy, arts education, marketing, outreach, audience development, partnerships and collaborations. Miriam Feuerle has more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector and has worked for arts and cultural organizations in New York City, San Francisco and Portland. Cost is $400 for a certificate or $672 for a certificate and 3 graduate credits.

Fridays (6-9 p.m.) and Saturdays (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), July 8-9, 22-23 and August 12-13, 2005 (PSU Cramer Hall, 1721 S.W. Broadway, Room 224)
"Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization: The Early Years"
taught by Linda Golaszewski, is a three-weekend intensive course providing hands-on learning for participants who want to turn a good idea into a nonprofit organization. Students will learn the basics of establishing a nonprofit, including hiring staff, budgeting, financial planning, developing volunteer programs and fundraising. Students interested in working with start-up organizations will learn techniques to give the organizations a strong foundation. Golaszewski has seen the nonprofit sector as a staff, volunteer, board member and consultant, and her expertise lies in board development, strategic and business planning, program evaluation, and the design and facilitation of trainings, educational efforts and collaborations. Cost is $400 for a certificate or $672 for a certificate and 3 graduate credits.

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For Immediate Release (#05-088)