Programs & Workshops

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Finance 101

When:        Wednesday, November 16, 2016,  8:00 a.m. light breakfast;  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. workshop

Where:       Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA

Moderator:  Lynnwood Campbell, CPA, Board Member, ACT for Alexandria


Debra Collins, Deputy  City Manager, City of Alexandria

Lindsay Sollers, Renner & Co.

Lauren Stack, Board Chair, ACT for Alexandria

Megan Webb, Executive Director/CEO, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Robert J. Weil, Attorney

John Porter, President/CEO, Act for Alexandria

Are you comfortable reading financial reports?  Do you know the fiduciary and other stewardship responsibilities you have if you serve on a nonprofit organization’s board?  Attending this workshop will provide you with answers to these questions and others.   Board and staff members are encouraged to attend.

Topics to be covered:

• Accountability from a grantor’s point of view             • Accuracy and Timeliness of financial reports           

• Director’s liability and director’s liability insurance    • Audit Reports – Clean opinion vs. other than clean opinion

• Penalties for non-compliance                                        • Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement

• Audit vs. Review vs. Compilation                                   • Financial analysis and charts

• Gloom and doom of non-compliance                           • Unrelated Business Income, and much, much more…

The workshop is FREE, however reservations are required.  Make your reservations at eventbrite:                                                                                                                                                                                                            

In case of inclement weather, this workshop will follow the City of Alexandria weather policies.

The Alexandria Collaborators (ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria Regional Council for the United Way of the National Capital Area and the City of Alexandria) periodically host organizational capacity-building workshops. The FREE workshops for local non-profit organizations and artists, but require advance registrations.  Workshops will be posted here in the future. 

Alexandria's Community Supported Art (CSA)

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The City of Alexandria's Office of the Arts inaugural season of Alexandria's Community Supported Art (CSA) was a huge success. 

What is Community Supported Art?  Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and collectors. It’s been replicated in over 100 cities in North America over the past several years. Interested consumers/collectors can purchase a "share" consisting of six pieces of locally produced artwork (one from each artist). Shares will include photography, glass, pastels, watercolors and ceramics.

Sales began on Wednesday, June 8th. Only 50 shares were available  and were distributed at our Pick-Up Party on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Shareholders had a chance to mingle with fellow shareholders as well as the six artists that designed their artwork, all while enjoying live music and delicious food and beverages provided by Bittersweet Catering.

Check back in  2017 for a chance to participate in the next season of Alexandria CSA which will launch in the spring of 2017.