Believe it or not real estate is an issue for nonprofits. No, they’re not buying and selling houses in the M Streets. As Solender/Hall President Eliza Solender put it, “Real estate is typically the second largest budget item for a nonprofit, and it needs to be made a priority for the staff and its board of directors.”
Because of this expense that be costly without some education, The Real Estate Council and the Center for Nonprofit Management will be holding Real Estate 101 for a third year. Designed by Eliza, the five interaction sessions will cover important real estate issues during lunch from August through December.
- Session 1 (Wednesday, August 29) — Real Estate Overview
- Session 2 (Wednesday, September 26) — Becoming a Savvy Tenant, Buyer or Seller
- Session 3 (Wednesday, October 31) — Demographics, Geography & Politics
- Session 4 (Wednesday, November 14) — Lessons Learned from Construction
- Session 5 (Wednesday, December 12) —Finding the Money
“If you are a nonprofit executive director, senior staff, a board member or involved in real estate decisions for an agency, we encourage you to apply.”
Oh, and it’s free to nonprofits, if you’re accepted into the program. Deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday, August 3, for the limited number of spots.