NMI course descriptions

NMI course descriptions

NMI 102
Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits

This course will provide participants with a foundation for human resource management, including complying with federal and state employment laws as well as compensation systems. In addition, you will learn practical and lawful strategies to develop human resource policies and job descriptions, retention strategies, and appropriate staffing structures.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 103
Effective Financial Management Principles

In this course, participants will learn basic accounting principles and how to interpret and manage financial statements for a nonprofit organization. In addition, you will also learn the difference between accrual and cash basis accounting, and the importance of internal controls to protect the assets of your organization. Finally, you will learn how to analyze and use tax form 990, along with your organization’s annual report, as public relations tools.

*In-person course requires participants to bring laptop with Excel to the training to access course material.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 104
Engaging and Developing Volunteers

In this course, participants will learn how to recruit, manage, motivate, recognize, and reward staff and volunteers in order to effectively utilize their strengths. In addition, volunteer programs require the same type of managerial effort that any other program effort would require and there are many factors to consider in ensuring that the experience is positive for both the volunteer and the organization.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 105
High Impact Leadership

During this course, participants will be introduced to current models of leadership and seven core leadership competencies. By using a self-analysis tool, you will identify your leadership strengths and core values. In addition, you will also learn methods for building internal and external relationships and applying those skills to a business setting. Finally, you will also develop a leadership action plan for achieving personal and organizational impact.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 106
Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development

Many nonprofit leaders, when asked what their greatest organizational challenge is, will answer, “Fundraising!” Changes in the global economy have focused our attention on the need for philanthropy and fund development more than ever. Join us to learn the basics of the fund development process and how to create a plan that will result in effective fundraising strategies for staff and volunteers – even in tough economic times.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 108
Analyzing for Program Impact

Doing good works is no longer enough. In today’s environment of growing demand, competing priorities and shrinking resources, a leader needs to ensure that the organization is having the desired impact.

Decisions about where and how to focus resources so that the desired impact is created must be grounded in evaluation of the organization’s strategies and programs. This course covers the design and implementation of an evaluation system that produces valid, credible and useful information that can be used to assess an organization’s impact.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 111
Impactful Board Governance

This course provides a comprehensive overview of board governance, which includes the core roles and responsibilities of board members, as well as the board’s relationship to the CEO and staff. Participants will learn how to develop effective, motivated board members who are accountable for the organization’s assets, committed to develop a diversified resource base, and motivated to champion the organization among various stakeholders.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 112
Emerging Marketing & Social Media Strategies

This course will provide principles and practices for marketing your nonprofit organization. You will also learn current strategies and techniques for successfully positioning your organization and developing a marketing plan that includes social media marketing strategies.

*In-person course requires participants to bring a computer, tablet or smartphone to access websites.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 203
Financial Management for Executives

This session integrates financial management into executive decision making and addresses the struggle to match mission with financial resources. Topics include understanding the components of nonprofit financial statements, accounting for contributions, grants and federal awards, financial accountability, executive processes, and continuous budgeting.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and in-person) | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 8 credit hours (one-day course)

NMI 205
Nonprofit Executive Leadership

In this highly interactive course, participants will explore the role, traits and competencies of the executive. The goal of the course is to help senior level professionals align their leadership skills and competencies with top exemplars. Participants will use a variety of resources and techniques to identify and begin close the gaps between their skills and abilities and those of great nonprofit leaders.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and in-person) | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 8 credit hours (one-day course)

NMI 210
Public Trust and Influence

This course will discuss the role nonprofits play in influencing public policy, leading social movements, building coalition, and organizing issue campaigns. This course highlights successful advocacy strategies used by nonprofit leaders to advance their organization’s mission for the public good. It delineates what nonprofits can and cannot do and engages participants in developing an advocacy strategy plan. Participants will also explore some of the challenging ethical and moral issues common in the nonprofit sector.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and in-person) | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 8 credit hours (one-day course)

NMI 211
Strategic Governance and the CEO

This course explores the components inherent in maintaining a healthy and successful nonprofit organization. Course topics include: board recruitment, orientation, critical governance, issues, CEO/board relationship, board’s role in policy-making, and financial oversight. Participants engage in activities and discussions focused on strengthening a nonprofit organizations governing board and promoting a collaborative relationship between that body and the CEO.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and in-person) | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 8 credit hours (one-day course)

NMI 221
Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & New Business Models

In this course, you will assess your organization’s readiness for social entrepreneurship. You will also learn what it takes to develop a social enterprise and an enterprising mind. Participants will walk away with the key components of a business plan for social entrepreneurship and will have begun the process of identifying possible sources of funding for their organization.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and in-person) | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 8 credit hours (one-day course)

NMI 226
Advanced Resource Development

This course delves into annual funds, major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, grants and special events. This course will give participants the foundation and tools needed to implement these fundraising methods in their organizations. By the end of the course, participants will have developed at least one major fundraising plan, focusing on one area.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and in-person) | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 8 credit hours (one-day course)

Principles of Grant Development and Proposal Writing

This introductory certificate is designed for individuals who wish to begin writing grant proposals for their organization. The Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate will increase your confidence to secure grant funding by learning how to develop a conceptual framework for seeking grant funding that aligns with perspectives and priorities unique to each funder, instilling confidence in your organization’s ability to facilitate a proposed project.

 

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $900 | Qualifies for: Grant Development & Proposal Writing Certificates
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing

The Advance Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate takes the Principle of Grant Development and Proposal Writing certificate and adds two weeks of Federal Grant and Proposal Writing to the end.  By the end of these courses you will feel confident in your ability to develop a conceptual framework for seeking grant funding that aligns with perspectives and priorities unique to each funder, instilling confidence in your organization’s ability to facilitate a proposed project for both State and Federal proposals.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $1 200 | Qualifies for: Grant Development & Proposal Writing Certificates
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 243
Federal Grant Proposal and Management

(Prerequisite is the Principle of Grant Development Certificate)

This specialist course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to engage in the federal grant application process. Course topics include registration to become eligible applicants and federal vendors for services, review of federal expectations for applications, use of the grants.gov website to search for and apply for federal funds, factoring legislative intent, and the skills and strategies employed to be competitive in seeking and securing large federal awards.   The use of actual federal applications as models for review and subsequent revision activities enable participants to gain an understanding of the complexities and factors that influence federal funding allocation decisions.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Grant Development & Proposal Writing Certificates
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

Social Impact Measurement Certificate
Individuals who take this 8 week certificate program will have a greater impact on their organizations by measuring what matters.

Proving the success of your programs is critically important today, and anecdotal stories aren’t enough.

The Social Impact Measurement Certificate is designed for individuals who want to lead their organization’s efforts in evaluating or tracking the performance of their programs.  It will help individuals:

  • Understand how social impact measurement fits into your management structure;
  • Design an evaluation;
  • Learn to collect data to tell your organization’s story;
  • Analyze and use information you collect.
Delivery method: Online | Cost: $749 | Qualifies for: Social Impact Measurement Certificate
NMI 227
Strategic Planning Boot Camp

This two-day boot camp will provide participants with an intensive, hands-on experience using the most current practices for effective strategic planning in any nonprofit organization. The course will focus on the strategic business aspects of a nonprofit organization. You will learn how to assess the internal and external factors that influence the success of your programs. In addition, you will learn how your organization creates value for your clients. You will learn how to explore alternate futures scenarios for your organization and create strategic alternatives.  In just two days, you will learn how tothinkstrategically, ways to approach creating a strategic plan for your project in your organization, and create a “Next Steps” Action Plan for implementing what you have learned.

Example tools you will learn to use during the course:

  • PESTEL (for scanning the external environment)
    • SWOT (for scanning the internal environment)
    • Value Disciplines for a client-focused approach to planning
    • Scenario Planning
    • Steps for Change Leadership
Delivery method: In-person | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 230
Tell Your Story-Performance Coaching Boot Camp

In this course, you learn how to identify, develop and deliver your nonprofit organization’s story with skill, power and assurance. You’ll gain experience using the creative expression and emotional engagement techniques professional speakers and performers use to give you the greatest opportunity to connect with your audience and inspire action.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $99 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

NMI 141
Exceeding Service Expectations

In this course, participants explore the interrelationship between service and its delivery. Participants engage in structured dialogue and collaborative activity focused on examining best practices and strategies to empower staff, exceed service expectations, and enhance the overall experience.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $99 | Qualifies for: Delivering Exemplary Service Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

NMI 142
Communicating with Purpose

In this course, participants examine the topic of communication and its influence on the recipient. Participants review foundational communication concepts and explore additional topics including, verbal vs. nonverbal communication, communication style, self-awareness, and listening to advance their knowledge and ability to engage in purposeful communication.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $99 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate, Delivering Exemplary Service Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

NMI 143
Demystifying Conflict

In this course, participants develop strategies to overcome internal and external conflict. Course topics examine the nature of conflict, including the influence of personality types, management styles, and communication best practices to establish a foundational basis for generating effective conflict resolution strategies.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $99 | Qualifies for: Delivering Exemplary Service Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

NMI 144
Becoming a Champion of Change

In this course, participants evaluate the topic of change to advance their capacity to effectively champion change within their organization. Participants discuss the underlying motivations and roles of change and examine established models to devise change management plans for overcoming obstacles and implementing change within their organization.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $99 | Qualifies for: Delivering Exemplary Service Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

NMI 145
Creating a Service Philosophy

In this course, participants evolve their understanding of service expectations to conceptualize a philosophy of service that will empower staff and elevate the overall experience.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $99 | Qualifies for: Delivering Exemplary Service Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

NMI 146
Developing a Culture of Recognition to Promote Exemplary Service

In this course, participants explore the topic of recognition as a valuable tool for improving organizational engagement, retention, and overall satisfaction. Through guided discussion and structured activity, participants gain the knowledge needed to create, support, and maintain an organizational culture of recognition.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $99 | Qualifies for: Delivering Exemplary Service Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 4 credit hours (half-day course)

CNP 109 - Alliance Management Institute (AMI)

The ​Virtual ​Alliance ​Management ​Institute ​(Virtual-AMI) ​is ​the ​only ​completely ​virtual ​nonprofit ​career ​conference. ​Virtual-AMI ​is ​designed ​for ​professional ​learners ​seeking ​the ​Certified ​Nonprofit ​Professional ​(CNP) ​credential ​and ​for ​CNPs. ​Virtual-AMI ​offers ​a ​dynamic ​online ​learning ​experience ​that ​exposes ​current ​social-sector ​leaders ​to ​best ​practices, ​innovative ​thinking ​and ​unparalleled ​networking. ​The ​conference ​is ​two ​day ​long, ​April ​10-12, ​2018, ​and ​includes ​webinars, ​recorded ​videos, ​discussion ​boards, ​a ​live ​Twitter ​chat, ​and ​a ​guided ​strengths ​assessment ​powered ​by ​StrengthsFinder. 

Most ​programming ​may ​be ​accessed ​at ​a ​time ​that ​is ​convenient ​for ​the ​participant. ​During ​the ​course ​of ​the ​week, ​learners ​can ​anticipate ​spending ​approximately ​10-12 ​hours ​watching ​engaging ​webinars ​and ​videos, ​chatting ​in ​discussion ​rooms, ​and ​working ​through ​projects. 

Virtual-AMI ​meets ​the ​conference ​requirement ​for ​professionals ​working ​toward ​the ​Certified ​Nonprofit ​Professional ​(CNP) ​credential ​through ​the ​Workforce ​Track. ​It ​is ​open ​to ​all ​those ​interested ​in ​gaining ​the ​network, ​resources ​and ​skills ​they ​need ​to ​fast-track ​a ​nonprofit ​career. ​ 

Technical ​requirements: ​access ​to ​a ​computer ​or ​mobile ​device ​with ​high-speed ​internet ​capabilities.

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Delivery method: Online | Cost: $300
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 0 credit hours (no CAE credit for this course)

NMI 260
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Capstone

This is the final aspect of the Executive Leadership Certificate. Participants will deliver a short presentation about their course projects and receive completion certificates.

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and in-person) | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 8 credit hours (one-day course)

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