Nonprofit Management 101

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: Bucks County Community College - 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940


Registration for this course is through Bucks County Community College. For more information visit their website -

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 various roles and responsibilities, always in the context of how the pieces must fit together with the organization-at-large.  Performing well as a nonprofit manager in these circumstances requires both specific skills, as well as the ability to solve problems and generate ideas as you manage mission, people, programs and resources.

Running an organization or a program within a nonprofit isn’t about just assigning tasks and telling people what to do, but is rooted in planning, organizing, leading and controlling.  This course explains the key responsibilities of senior managers and executive directors as well as the critical relationship between staff and board in any nonprofit.  Pathways to becoming an effective leader, manager and facilitator will be presented, as will the ability to identify potential critical management issues and address them proactively.   It serves as the ideal foundation for honing all your future management skills and individual capacity building.

Category: Audience: Newer executive directors, mid-level to senior managers, board members, those new to the sector and interested in working in management positions Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: September 18th, 2019

Location: Bucks County Community College

Address: 275 Swamp Road

Newtown, PA 18940

Fee $159


  • Laura Otten, Ph.D.

    Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been the director of The Nonprofit Center since 2001. She began her affiliation with The Nonprofit Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of board development, strategic planning and program evaluation and she continues to play these roles, in addition to providing direction and leadership to The Nonprofit Center’s educational, consulting, and leadership development programs.  In 2013, she helped launch and became the first director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership at La Salle University.  Laura  is a national expert in numerous aspects of nonprofit