"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
This course provides an essential framework for understanding the major human resources responsibilities in nonprofits with concentration on workplace laws.
Get an overview of program evaluation tools, including a step-by-step model, as you engage in focused dialogue about concrete ways to assess your programs. You will leave with proven tools, approaches, techniques, and ideas that are customizable to the evaluation of a wide range of programs within your organization.
Once you have found new board members, make sure you offer an effective orientation experience that doesn’t assume that they know everything they need to about the mission, culture, background and history of the organization. Your organization has an obligation to clearly spell out what’s expected of each board member and also what you are committing to the relationship. Special Bundle Rate: Choose any 3 webinars for $48 for Members or $60 for Non-Members. Use Promo Code: Web3
This course will enable participants to understand the fundamental principles of marketing and its various components with the purpose of applying them as part of a strategic knowledge base required of any high-level or aspiring nonprofit. By the end of the course, participants will be proficient in auditing their communications, developing a marketing plan and putting principles that best meet the needs of your organization into practice.
Meet the funders grantmaker panel, featuring:
Explore the essence of nonprofit leadership and the leadership styles of others, to develop an understanding of the traits of successful leaders.
There are good reasons why most special events happen only once, fail to meet projections, and drain staff resources. Learn how to design and run a successful event at the right time, with the right volunteer mix, that supports your overall development goals as well as how to develop realistic budget and cost projections, how to secure organization buy-in and how to set expectations and measure success and to convert event attendees into committed donors.
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. This class will cover the various approaches to individual giving, from the annual appeal to a major donor personal solicitation.
Topics covered include funding trends, donor motivation, creating your case, planning, and an analysis of the pros, cons, and requirements of different fundraising strategies. You will leave with a realistic understanding of what the skills, techniques and resources involved in fundraising entail so that you can decide where to spend your time and energy to achieve the best results.
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 financial information to their greatest organizational advantage. Whether a non-finance professional, or new to financial responsibilities in your organization, this class is designed to help you acquire the requisite skills to effectively manage organizational resources: from protecting your organization’s assets, to understanding what the numbers mean and enabling informed decision-making throughout your organization. This course focuses on enabling you to understand and interpret your financial story for both internal and external audiences. Not only will you know how to find the information you need, but you’ll be able to use that information judiciously in financial decision-making. Through a deeper understanding of the role of financial reports and the story they tell, your organization will be empowered to make strategic decisions and motivate financial investment. You will leave this class knowing how to read and interpret financial statements to inform strategic decision-making, to appropriately separate financial duties and responsibilities to protect against fraud and misuse, and to allocate expenses more accurately in order to truly reflect your programmatic narrative. This class is highly recommended for organizations that lack a full-time finance professional, but are committed to best practices and transparency. We encourage you to continue on with “Beyond the Fundamentals of Financial Management: What the Numbers Are Really Saying,” for a thorough exploration of understanding, interpreting and reporting your finances, with strong emphasis on the analysis component.
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