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 step-by-step user-friendly guide will walk novice grant seekers through proposal planning, research tools, writing, submission process and the funder-grantee relationship.
Explore the essence of nonprofit leadership while looking at the leadership styles of others and yourself, to understand the traits of successful leaders.
This class will provide realistic volunteer management strategies that will help you operate an effective program that will provide the dedicated, volunteer people power you need to serve your mission. It will show you how to appeal to different generations and motivations, so that you’re tapping into a wide range of volunteer talent.
This impactful board training is the first step in appreciating the objective and true roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires.
Learn to recognize your communication style and how you give and receive messages, as you focus on specific ways to improve your own communications skills.
Identify, design and run successful events at the right time, with the right volunteer mix, to support your overall development goals
“Understanding Business Planning” will demystify business planning, allowing you to get comfortable with its content, how to do it, help you understand the essential differences between strategic and business planning, and why and how a business plan should drive organization decision-making.
Get the essential framework for understanding the major human resources responsibilities in nonprofits, with focus on legal issues.
Every board has the potential to be part of a successful fundraising partnership of board, executive and development team, with each party understanding and embracing their specific roles. You can teach your board to overcome its reluctance.
Learn how to read and interpret financial statements, separate financial duties and responsibilities and allocate expenses accurately.
FROM NONPROFIT UNIVERSITY BLOG
- December 13, by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director
Once the pandemic ends, we should not automatically return to the old ways, such as face-to-face over virtual.…Read more
- December 7, by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director
Boards are expecting executive directors to be able to predict the future, when that is an unreasonable expectation even in non-COVID volatile times. …Read more
- November 30, by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director
Research consistently shows that giving to nonprofits makes people feel good and therefore encourages giving. Make this year-end successful by bringing in donations that help donors feel better throug…Read more