"From introductions to foundation representatives at a 'Meet the Funders' panel, to ways to amplify the message on our mission at a branding class, The Nonprofit Center opens the door to a range of resources. The professional development opportunities provide practical, timely, and, in some cases, eye-opening expert guidance on ways to deepen donor relationships. I always come away from the classes with a well-defined to-do list that refines our fundraising efforts. To state the obvious: we are in a highly competitive environment for dollars/donors. Essentially every nonprofit is in the business of improving the community; each using different means to achieve this same end. The Nonprofit Center hands us the tools to best leverage what is unique to our work." -Ellen Saint Clair, Director of Development, Children's Village
Effective board membership requires more than good intentions and meeting attendance. This impactful board training is the first step in appreciating the objective and true roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires. Attendees will come to comprehend the full responsibilities of board membership, in both the context of being part of a.
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 the development and finance managers. Effective managers recognize that they are stewarding each donor from the first gift throughout the life of the relationship. Both fundraising and finance staff must understand and appreciate what is involved in the management of grants, individual donations and corporate gifts, and.
As a new supervisor, there are additional demands put upon you that are unrelated to your skills in your particular field. Suddenly you’ve gone from working in a group to supervising others (perhaps including former peers), and ultimately being held accountable for your team’s performance. This class will present, and allow you to practice, techniques.
Even if your financial management skills and comfort level are limited, you can learn how to effectively manage your organization’s finances and use them to understand and communicate your organization’s story. While few nonprofit managers come into their roles with expertise in financial management, they need to be able to understand, organize and effectively communicate.
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.
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.
Even when times are bad, individuals contribute more than 75% of the $295 billion given annually to nonprofits. No nonprofit can afford to miss the opportunities that individual giving offers and whether a major gift to your organization means $500 or $5,000, your individual giving program should have a unique strategy for major donors. This.
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.
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,.
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Twice a year I get to revisit the debacle that was Penn State’s board back at the time of Sandusky, as I use the Freeh Report as case study for my graduate students. Each time I reread it or di… Read more
In the plants world, there are times of the year where you are and aren’t supposed to prune in order to yield more controlled and fuller future blooming. Fortunately, while pruning in the nonprofi… Read more