Free seminar planned for local nonprofits

First Posted: 10/2/2014

HAMLET — The Foundation for Richmond County will host a free educational seminar for nonprofits Oct. 9 at Cole Auditorium.

The seminar is planned from 2 to 4:40 p.m. Check-in opens at 2.

Area nonprofits are invited to hear key leaders from Foundation for the Carolinas speak about financial integrity and best practices in media relations.

This workshop is designed for nonprofit executive directors, board members and development directors who are interested in exploring ways to build strong organizational financial practices. The second session will be devoted to a discussion of best practices in communicating an organization’s story through both traditional and social media.

This program is also sponsored by Richmond County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Richmond County.

To register, email Amy Penwell at or call 704-973-4520.

The Foundation For Richmond County was established in 1993 to increase the charitable giving resources in Richmond County. From its first contribution of $1,000 from the United Carolina Bank to create a community endowment, the Foundation For Richmond County has grown into a philanthropic organization managing 17 funds with total charitable assets of $1.53 million.

The foundation assists donors in making charitable contributions to the community, provides services for nonprofit organizations to create new or manage existing endowments and has awarded targeted grants. It is an affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation for the Carolinas. For more information, visit