Partnering with Northampton Community College on the Certificate in Fundraising

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Following two successful years presenting The Nonprofit Center’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management at  Northampton Community College, we are partnering again in 2019-20, this time to offer the Certificate in Fundraising in the Lehigh Valley.

Residents of the Lehigh Valley area will have convenient access to nine full-day classes that provide resource development knowledge, skills and information essential to nonprofit staff and board members.  The Certificate of Completion in Fundraising, a non-degreed professional development program, launched in September at NCC’s Bethlehem Southside campus, in the Center for Business and Industry.

“For years, employees and board members from Lehigh Valley nonprofits, as well as those interested in pursuing careers in our growing nonprofit community, have had to travel to Philadelphia to take advantage of the top tier educational opportunities The Nonprofit Center offers,” said Lauren Loeffler, NCC’s vice president of community education.  “We are pleased to make these programs available locally and at a reasonable cost,” she added.  Dr. Laura Otten, director of The Nonprofit Center, said, “As we explored this potential partnership, we found great synchronicity between our two organizations.  After several years offering classes in nonprofit management, we are now varying the curriculum to provide high level training in fundraising.”

The Nonprofit Center offers more than 70 educational programs in the Greater Philadelphia area every year.  “NCC and The Nonprofit Center are well matched in that we both insist upon small class size for maximum interaction and learning opportunities, we’re both committed to making our programs accessible to our audiences, and we are both committed to professional development,” Otten continued.

Classes will be taught by the same professional instructors who teach in Philadelphia, using the identical curriculum.

Students will earn 5.4 Continuing Education Units, the recognized measure used to provide evidence of completion of continuing education requirements mandated by various professional bodies and licensing boards, as CFREs, evidence of skills pertinent to particular occupations.  Completion of these series have justifiably been noted proudly on participants’ resumes.

The courses will be offered at Northampton’s Fowler Family Southside Center at 511 E. 3rd St. in Bethlehem.  To register, go to NCC’s website or call 610-332-8678.

“I took the Certificate because it touched on every aspect of the nonprofit environment and provided up-to-date information that I will use at my current position…”
-Joyce E. Cerniglia, Executive Director for Finance & Administration
First Presbyterian Church, Allentown

Check out the schedule for Fall 2019-20