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mentor AND motivator

| Claire Lindstrom

" After each program, I walked away feeling like I gained knowledge in the content area and had information and resources I could apply immediately in my day to day work. The series included sessions on topics that are foundational in nonprofit success such as effective leadership, fundraising, board management, strategic planning, fiscal management, and marketing."

As the Executive Director of the Chippewa Area Mentor Program, Kayla Midthun believes strongly about investing in the growth of the mentorship program and the education of the staff, volunteers and board members that make the program possible. When Kayla discovered the Nonprofit Management Certificate program she felt the sessions were applicable, well rounded and met her professional development needs. She benefited greatly from UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education courses in the past and felt that registering for this program would be a great investment in herself and her organization.

"Completing the Management Series gave me a sense of empowerment and confidence in my role as the leader of a nonprofit."

"Learning from experts in the industry and being able to discuss real situations, issues, or challenges specific to my program and get direct feedback was very helpful. The series also offered a great opportunity to network with other nonprofit leaders. There were opportunities to learn from each other, ask questions, and share ideas." The Chippewa Area Mentor Program provides a one-on-one relationship between a caring adult and a school-aged child in need of additional support. By committing to 30 minutes, mentors provide an effective way to help students build resilience and experience success both in school and in their personal lives.