Course Catalog

Fund Development & Communications

Are you feeling overwhelmed with planning events, writing newsletters and updating social media?  Are all your communication efforts effective?  A good communications plan ensures you’re doing the right work, pursuing the right goals, and doing it the best way when there are always other options and choices for the use of your limited resources.  In this course, you’ll learn how to write a strategic communications plan that will organize your communications with a written blueprint for actions and activities: what, how, when, where, and to whom you should be communicating.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Organizational Development & Strategy

Everything you need to know you learned in kindergarten—except the ins and outs of running a nonprofit. We will cover the core aspects of nonprofit management, including board development, fundraising, vision and strategy, and marketing. This is designed as a pragmatic course with plenty of on-the-ground practical application.

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Strong, Strategic, and Sustainable: Keeping Your Nonprofit Relevant Today and For Years to Come

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Programs & Community Impact

This course is the third and final course in the Case Management Certificate Program (courses can be taken out of order). Homeless and low-income individuals and families have multiple barriers to locating and securing permanent, affordable housing. In this course, participants learn how to help their clients increase their financial literacy in order to obtain and maintain permanent housing. Participants also learn how to identify, prioritize and address housing barriers as well as how to work with local landlords to develop productive relationships.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Interested in Nonprofit Board Service?  Building Blocks for Nonprofit Board Members will help you understand what it takes to be an effective board member.  This training provides an excellent introduction to the nonprofit sector, the life cycles of nonprofit organizations and their boards, an overview of board roles and responsibilities, and provides a variety of resources for continuing board development and growth.  This workshop is ideal for anyone who is interested in board service or recently became a board member for the first time.

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

The workplace of today requires both new and experienced supervisors to cope with constant change and increasingly challenging situations.  This  class will help managers, supervisors and team leaders learn and apply skills and strategies to successfully manage the work while inspiring employees to give their best.  Participants will examine case studies and role play challenging supervisory situations to gain interactive experience in applying the course material to their work lives.

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  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm