Profiting Nonprofits

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When it comes to helping nonprofits, Reneé Rogers can’t help herself. As program coordinator of the Nonprofit Leadership & Management program, she helps guide Forsyth Tech students to careers in the nonprofit arena. In her free time she serves on the boards of several local nonprofits and helps with the needs they have. Often the roles overlap, as when she worked with Tony Brown, program coordinator for Web Technologies, to have his students create a new website for Kernersville Cares for Kids, an anti-drug/drinking/smoking program for middle and high school students. His web design students needed a capstone project, she recalls, so they partnered the students with the nonprofit. “It’s great for the students and for Forsyth Tech because we want to have a positive presence in the community,” she says. The project was so successful that they’re doing it again next year for another nonprofit.