We are conducting a survey among nonprofit executive directors, to get their sense of the state of the region's nonprofit sector and of their organization. If you're a nonprofit ED, please share your thoughts via this short , CONFIDENTIAL survey. Results will be compiled and shared with organizations, thought leaders and 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 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.
Whether it’s interacting with a donor, a regulator, a co-worker, a supervisor or a supervisee, the most successful people are the best communicators. That includes not only the messages you deliver, but also how you listen and react to others. Most of us recognize the need to continue to hone our specific job skills, but.
If you have responsibility for fundraising or for finances in your organization, you are also responsible for stewardship and management for all grants, individual donations, and corporate gifts. Both finance and development professionals need to understand the budgeting process, the different requirements and expectations among the various gift vehicles, the management of expenses, the role.
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.
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.
Surveys tell us what you probably already know – that turnover is the greatest human resources challenge facing nonprofits today. One of the most effective ways to decrease costly turnover is to hire right. No easy task, we know, especially when you’re competing with for-profit salaries, benefits and perks. But there are effective techniques for.
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.
As the premier marketing tool for informing constituents as well as donors and prospective participants, your organization’s website has to be effective or you are missing out on unequalled opportunities for marketing and communications. This course will take you from the basics of what to look for in designing (or redesigning) your website to using.
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.
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