Welcome to The Nonprofit CenterThe Nonprofit Center at La Salle University is in the business of nonprofits. Our name is our mission; it's what we do. With nearly 40 years of experience at the forefront of helping organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond to strengthen themselves, their boards and their staffs, we recognize that all nonprofits must be able to implement and maintain strong and ethical business practices in order to thrive in today's competitive and complex world. We work in partnership with:
- Nonprofit Executive Directors, Staff and Volunteers
- Nonprofit Boards of Directors
- Businesses that Value CSR and the Role Nonprofits Play in our Community
The Nonprofit Center has compiled a collection of resources designed to help stimulate your conversations about racial equity. While this information is a start, it by no means is a quick answer or meant to simplify the entire breadth of the movement to increase equity. This is meant to raise awareness and begin the process toward deciding what next steps we can all take.
This class will help you understand the necessary elements of building a mission critical marketing program, prioritize and attract the right audiences, and develop results-oriented objectives so that you can focus on delivering on your mission.
This class covers the major workplace laws and the legal principles that govern the employment relationship. It will explore the importance of good policies and procedures in creating an effective working environment and provide an introduction to some of the most common and challenging HR responsibilities: the performance management cycle; development and management of compensation strategies; and effective guidelines for hiring the right people.
This class will help you develop the tools and techniques needed to create a fundraising program for individuals, including understanding the individual’s relationship to your organization and identifying strategies for each approach.
Whether sooner, later, or who knows when, your organization WILL face an executive leadership change. This one-hour, online course will help board members and executive leaders promote organizational readiness for leadership transitions through effective succession planning. We will walk you through key steps in the processes of executive transition and succession.
In this class, you’ll learn about different communication styles and how you can communicate and work more effectively with others, including those who have different approaches to communication, are from a different generation, or are resistant to change/new ideas. We’ll also provide a framework for how to engage in difficult conversations to address challenges and pursue opportunities to improve your outcomes.
This class will show you how to build a plan that will drive strategic thinking across your organization, helping your plan to stand up to unexpected changes both inside and outside your organization. We’ll explore techniques for assessing your environment, gaining clarity on changing community needs, and developing strategies that can be adapted to meet new opportunities or challenges over time.
Regardless of your role, this class will help you to understand how to build a fundraising program that generates support for the mission while aligning with your organization’s values. Participants will learn about the giving trends that are influencing approaches to raising money, explore the varied motivations of today’s donors, and understand how to convey their organization’s impact in ways that inspire donors to give. This class covers the fundamentals that everyone involved with nonprofits should know in order to position an organization for fundraising success.
Fundraisers – both paid and volunteer – can find a successful path toward equitable philanthropy. In our multicultural world, cultural humility is an essential skill. Meeting people where they are—being able to tell a compelling story about your cause in ways that resonate with them, their life, their values—is crucial. Through this class, you will identify ways to embrace the twin goals of resource development and equitable practices. You will leave with elements of a personal plan for equitable fundraising and advancing equity within your organization.
Welcome to the nonprofit sector! Our sector shapes the fabric of every community, transforms regions, and connects movements on a national and international level. Through this course, paid professionals and volunteers who are new to the sector (or entertaining a move) will be introduced to the core functions of mission-based organizations. Participants will start to discover where their affinities might lie and, potentially, where they can lend their talents to enrich people and communities.
Without understanding how nonprofit finance works, you cannot assess your business practices, evaluate your decisions, nor be informed by their results. This class will give you a broad understanding of business finance and equip you with simple, practical tools so you know where to look and can understand what the data is telling you about your organization.