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Attention nonprofits! Are you interested in running a more efficient organization? Do you want to grow?

The Bosler Academy series of Capacity Building seminars begins September 19th. These five workshops address the building blocks critical to running a successful nonprofit organization, according to the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Nonprofits leave this series of courses with connections to experts and consultants, and with the tools and strategies to be more effective.

SCHOLARSHIPS are available for qualifying nonprofits, through the generosity of Somerset Trust. A few rules apply: the $100 scholarship is for organizations from Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset counties. Up to two people per organization may receive funding, and each recipient must complete all five sessions in the series.

The Bosler Academy is named for Benjamin Bosler, who started his career at Cambria Iron Works in 1898, and later became a founder and president of Moxham National Bank. Mr. Bosler served with a number of Johnstown-area nonprofit groups throughout his lifetime. His daughter, Charlotte Ellis, created the Benjamin Bosler Fund at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to honor her father’s legacy of community support. The Bosler Fund provides significant financial support to the Academy.

This year, the Community Foundation is teaming up with the Greater Johnstown / Cambria County Chamber of Commerce to provide the workshops. The program is available to all nonprofits from Bedford, Cambria, Indiana, and Somerset counties.

The cost is $50 for one session, or $200 for the full series. Click here for a registration form that you can print out and return to the Chamber, via fax or email:
(814) 539-5800 /

Here’s the schedule:

Workshop #1: Enhancing Sustainability to Maximize Impact
Presented by Jordan Palitto
Tuesday, September 19th from 8:30am – 11:30am
Holiday Inn, Downtown Johnstown

Workshop #2: Digital Marketing & Communications for Nonprofits
Presented by Joanna Huss
Thursday, October 19th, from 8:30am – 11:30am
Ace’s Lounge in Johnstown

Workshop #3: Fundraising & Grantwriting Fundamentals
Presented by Brian Farester
Tuesday, October 31st, from 8:30am – 11:30am
Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center

Workshop #4: Creating Strong & Engaged Boards
Presented by Marilyn Jenkins
Thursday, November 30th, from 8:30am – 11:30am
Holiday Inn, Johnstown

Workshop #5: Strategic Planning Bootcamp: Important “How-Tos” to Develop & Implement Your Strategic Plan
Presented by Debbie Thompson
Wednesday, December 20th, from 8:30am – 11:30am
Holiday Inn, Downtown Johnstown

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