Nonprofit Management 101
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 various roles and responsibilities, always in the context of how the pieces must fit together with the organization-at-large. Performing well as a nonprofit manager in these circumstances requires both specific skills as well as the ability to solve problems and generate ideas as you manage mission, people, programs and resources. Running an organization or a program within a nonprofit isn’t about just assigning tasks and telling people what to do, but is rooted in planning, organizing, leading and controlling. This course explains the key responsibilities of senior managers and executive directors as well as the critical relationship between staff and board in any nonprofit. Pathways to becoming an effective leader, manager and facilitator will be clarified, as will the ability to identify potential critical management issues and address them proactively. It serves as the ideal foundation for honing all your future management skills and individual capacity building.
Please note this class has a snow date of 2/15/2017. If we have to cancel this class due to weather it will be moved to this date but it will not necessarily be held at the same location.
Audience: Newer executive directors, mid-level to senior managers, board members, those new to the sector and interested in working in management positions.
Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management
Date: February 08th, 2017
Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been the director of The Nonprofit Center since 2001. She began her affiliation with The Nonprofit Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of board development, strategic planning and program evaluation and she continues to play these roles, in addition to providing direction and leadership to The Nonprofit Center’s educational, consulting, and leadership development programs. In 2013, she helped launch and became the first director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership at La Salle University. Laura is a national expert in numerous aspects of nonprofit