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.
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.
81 percent of nonprofit communications professionals recognize Facebook as the most important social media tool. But having a Facebook page does not ensure that it’s fulfilling its potential as a tool for engagement, calls to action and an information channel. Whether it’s via your news feed, a fan page, charity page or group page, how.
Program evaluation has become part of the nonprofit lexicon, particularly when dealing with funders. Although we may have reluctantly entered into the world of evaluation, it does provide information useful to understanding our programs and making choices and decisions. Thus, the evaluation process is about more than pleasing a funder. It enables you to understand,.
Our diverse array of funders includes: SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED The 90 minute presentation and Q&A session will be followed, by a 30-minute “meet and greet” enabling you to get your organization name in front of funders.
Few nonprofit managers come into their roles with expertise in finances. But to effectively manage an organization or a program, every nonprofit manager has to develop basic skills and an understanding of the fundamentals of nonprofit financial management. That encompasses financial reporting, internal controls, knowledge of key accounting responsibilities, legal considerations, sustainability, potential taxation issues.
Through LinkedIn and its various types of pages – for individuals, companies and groups, you can grow your network, connecting with potential volunteers, board members, employees and donors, and can promote causes and activities. LinkedIn’s name is the key to its value to nonprofits – connecting you with your current supporters on yet another level.
Every day, nonprofits face challenges that come from an ever-increasing number of organizations, creating greater competition for attention and for shrinking dollars. Marketing is key to differentiating yourself so that you become – and stay – competitive. A clear focused marketing strategy based on branding and positioning your nonprofit among your competitors, enables you to.
While special events can be an essential component of your fundraising plan, they also contain many risks and pitfalls that can end up costing your organization far more than they bring in. There’s a reason why most special events happen only once, fail to meet projections, and drain staff resources. This course will teach you.
Right now, Twitter is the fastest growing social media platform in the world. But despite the compressed length of tweets, finding compelling content to present in 140 characters or less is not an easy task. Learn how to master the hashtag and ensure that you have followers out there paying attention.
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