Programs & Workshops

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

8 a.m. - Noon

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

Lindsay Sollers, Renner & Co.
Megan Webb, Executive Director/CEO, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

When:              Thursday,  February 16, 2017 
                         8 a.m. light breakfast;  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. workshop
Where:            Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria VA 22314

Roll-up your sleeves and be prepared to get an in depth understanding of your organization’s finances.   Bring questions that you have to make you better prepared for your board meetings.  Board and staff members are encouraged to attend.  

Topics to be covered:
• Board Members’ Fiduciary Responsibilities – Are you protected?    • Accounting Manuals  - What are these? 
• Understanding Financial  Statements  - Can you read, and succinctly explain to others, your organization's financial statements?

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. 

Registration information, The workshop is FREE, however reservations are required.  Make your reservation at Eventbrite:                  In case of inclement weather, this workshop will follow the City of Alexandria weather policies.

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.