The Nonprofit Center is well-known for its work in moving nonprofit boards toward performance excellence. One of the paths to high achieving boards is our Best Practices in Board governance on-site presentation, which is a free benefit of Nonprofit Center MemberPlus membership. But did you know there are advanced trainings available for boards that have taken the first best practices session (or whose needs are for drill down support, such as financial management or fundraising?) Support your board by exploring the help that's available to encourage their good intentions with best practices.
Does the term “nonprofit management” feel like an oxymoron in your organization? It doesn’t have to be that way and the change can start with you having a confident understanding of what it means to follow best practices in managing mission, people, programs and funds. This course covers the key responsibilities of senior managers and.
For organizations considering developing a social enterprise as a new source of unrestricted funding the “Social Enterprise Readiness Assessment” will provide an understanding of what social enterprise is and what is required, you will complete this assessment that looks at the key elements needed to be in place before embarking on a social enterprise project..
To be successful at fundraising you need to know all your options and pull together a diversified strategy for your organization. This program will give you a starting point by introducing the fundamental fundraising concepts and providing a snapshot of all the avenues open to you. Topics covered include funding trends, donor motivation, creating your.
The role of the board of directors cannot be downplayed in the success of every organization. An engaged, active, supportive, diverse, and giving board is every executive director’s dream, just as a lackluster board that doesn’t know, or doesn’t carry out, its legal, moral and fiduciary responsibilities, can cause untold damage. While finding the right.
Your organization’s marketing is successful when you achieve the balance of matching your best service benefits to the neediest and most appropriate clients. Achieving this is a challenging mix of art, intuition and research. Marketing success requires the ability to take the clients’ perspective: how they become clients, how they benefit and how that experience.
All-star panel of grantmakers scheduled for 10/17: Our diverse array of funders includes: TO BE ANNOUNCED The 90 minute presentation and Q&A session will be followed, as usual, by a 30-minute “meet and greet” enabling you to get your organization name in front of funders.
Nonprofit managers have to develop basic skills in and understanding of financial management in order to effectively manage the organization’s, or their program’s, finances. Knowledge of key accounting responsibilities, financial reporting requirements, legal considerations, internal controls, sustainability, and potential taxation issues and even vocabulary, provides nonprofit leaders and managers with the primary tools to build.
This step-by-step user-friendly guide will walk novice grant seekers through the proposal planning, research, writing, and submission process. Discussion will include how to define funding needs, what types of grants exist and how they differ, how to conduct funding research, steps in writing a proposal, and how to approach different funders. Emphasis will be on.
A written employee handbook is essential for every nonprofit, no matter the size. It ensures that everyone is operating from the same page and can eliminate disputes over whether basic employment information and policies were communicated. Consistent formal communication essential to address potential legal action by current or former employees. A well written employee handbook.
Adherence to both legal and ethical practices in fundraising is fundamental to every nonprofit’s ability to maintain trust. Nonprofit leaders, including development staff, are stewards of the public’s trust and therefore must be knowledgeable of rules and regulations that govern charitable fundraising. In this Impact Session, Laura Solomon, Esq., an expert in nonprofit law, will.
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