As The Nonprofit Center unveils its new course schedule for 2015-16, it's the perfect time to advance yourself professionally by earning a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, Marketing/Communications or a Build-Your-Own customized certificate.
Your skills and experience have prepared you to serve as an executive director or board leader with skills and experience in your field. But education and experience don’t necessarily prepare us for the specific demands of nonprofit leadership. How well do you know your own leadership style? Are you democratic, paternalistic, a delegator, an.
Does your organization suffer from the lack of a strategic, intentional approach to communication that clearly defines your messages, your audience and the tools you will use to achieve your objectives? Do you have a plan that builds relationships and maximizes marketing efforts? Participants in this class will learn how to create a comprehensive communication.
Responsibility and accountability to donors falls to both development and finance managers. That means both sets of professionals have to understand and appreciate both the stewardship and management of grants, individual donations and corporate gifts, and in recent years, crowdfunding and online contributions. This requires mastering the budgeting process, the different requirements and expectations among.
This course provides an essential framework for understanding the major human resources responsibilities in nonprofits. Because workplace laws guide and control much of what we do with employees, participants will become familiar with the major workplace laws and the legal principles that govern the employment relationship. You will learn about the importance of good policies.
The accuracy of your organization or program’s budget is one of the key factors in financial stability, growth and ability to fulfill mission. Your budget is your financial plan, and the outline of how your mission and objectives will be carried out, guiding your organization’s operations and key decision-making. The best way to explore how.
This class immerses you in the individual areas/roles that every senior leader in a nonprofit must work in – including fundraising, finance, human resources, marketing, programming, and so on), while illustrating the importance of their connectedness and interplay. As an executive director (and often as a senior or mid-level manager), you will have to juggle.
Most of us understand the concept of branding as it relates to Apple or Starbucks but we often make the fundamental mistake of believing that there’s no value in a brand unless you can sink lots of money into marketing it. Even in a nonprofit, your brand is a key way you can distinguish yourself.
Every nonprofit needs a good strategic plan to serve as a roadmap for change. This class will teach you how to create a living, constituent-driven strategic plan that is a critical management tool for your board and executive leadership. The class combines lecture, peer exchange and activities in this essential and often daunting subject,.
To be successful at fundraising you need to know all the building blocks that comprise nonprofit resource development and then be able to craft a diversified strategy for your organization that includes all the areas where you have the greatest potential for success. This program gives you the starting point by thoroughly introducing the fundamental.
While studies indicate that nonprofits are adopting social media tools at a faster rate than most Fortune 500 companies, many nonprofits are not convinced that they are using these tools in the most effective ways possible to increase awareness, donations and relationship-building. No matter what age demographic your organization targets, every generation can now be.
Whenever I talk to groups about core values—those principles for how you do the work of the mission, and their importance in a nonprofit, I always use an example of one particular The Nonprofit Cent… Read more
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