Ask any nonprofit leader what one of their greatest organizational challenges is and they will resoundingly answer, “Fundraising!”
In this course, participants will be introduced to current models of leadership and seven core leadership competencies. By using a self-analysis tool, you will be able to 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.
Volunteer programs require the same managerial effort as other organizational operation efforts. There are many factors to consider in ensuring that the experience is positive for both the volunteer and the organization. In this course, you are taught the basics of recruiting, managing, motivating, recognizing, and rewarding staff and volunteers to effectively utilize and retain their strengths and skills.
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.
This course will provide you a foundation for human resource management, including complying with federal and state employment laws and compensation systems. You will learn practical and lawful strategies to develop human resource policies and job descriptions, retention strategies, and appropriate staffing structures.
The Optimizing Human Strategies in Nonprofits is a certificate of distinction for individuals seeking knowledge and skills in nonprofit human resources, volunteer management, change management and conflict resolution. Certificate content includes:
The Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate is a certificate of distinction for individuals who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills in operational leadership, program impact and evaluation, developing volunteers, purposeful communication and more! Course content includes the most highly relevant topics needed to manage the operations of a nonprofit organization, as well as how to design, launch and evaluate effective programs that matter to the community.
The Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate is a certificate of distinction for individuals who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills in fundraising, strategic planning, board governance, financial management and more! Course content includes the most highly relevant topics needed to lead and manage the fundraising efforts for a nonprofit organization. This certificate program is sharply-focused on these topics in order to offer the individual a deeply-engaging and robust experience.
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.