CDW Announces Spring 2019 Training Offerings

Community Development Works, a program of The Rapides Foundation, is offering free skill-building trainings for Cenla residents and nonprofits. Spring workshops and webinars begin in March and include a variety of topics, including grant writing, business planning and managing workplace stress.

All workshops and webinars are available free of charge. Workshops take place at The Rapides Foundation Building, 1101 Fourth St., Alexandria. Webinars can be accessed from most devices using the GoToWebinar app. Register at

The trainings are geared toward nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers, and for people interested in starting a nonprofit. Spring trainings are presented within three topic areas: the Start-Up Series for Nonprofits, the Grant Writing Series and the Staff Development Series. Participants have the option of attending all workshops in a series, or choose only the workshops or webinars that interest them.

Spring workshops and webinars are as follows:

Start-Up Series for Nonprofits training courses: To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3); Cultivating Individual Donors; Business Planning: Models for Nonprofits; and How to Inspire, Engage, and Retain Your Donors Through Communications.

Grant Writing Series training courses: Basic Grant Writing; Advanced Grant Writing; and Introduction to Finding Funders.
Staff Development Series courses: Managing Workplace Stress; Mindfulness in the Workplace; and Personal and Professional Influence – Understanding and Developing It In Classic Ways.

To register or for details about the training offerings, call Community Development Works at 318-443-7880.