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Learn about financial responsibilities of nonprofit board members Feb. 6

Release Date: February 4, 2009

Southfield, Mich. - "Financial Oversight for Nonprofit Board Members," part of the series of BoardWALK workshops on building the capacity of current and prospective nonprofit board members and executive staff, will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m. to noon at Lawrence Technological University.

Robert Seestadt, a CPA and CFO of the Detroit Science Center, will lead a hands-on session that will provide the latest in information on the financial roles and responsibilities of board members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of his publication, "When Did We Go Broke?: Nonprofit Board Meeting Questions to Ask Before It's Too Late."

The price is $35, and continental breakfast is included. The workshop will be held in room M218 of the Buell Management Building at Lawrence Tech, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield.

BoardWALK is a collaborative program of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Executive Service Corps and Lawrence Tech's Center for Nonprofit Management, and is sponsored by Cendrowski Corporate Advisors and Plante & Moran PLLC.

Register online at or contact the United Way at (313) 226-9337.

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Lawrence Technological University,, offers over 80 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes 75 years ago, and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech's 102-acre campus is in Southfield, with education centers in Lansing, Livonia, Clinton Township, Traverse City and Petoskey. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.