Organizational Development & Strategy

Starting a Nonprofit

This course gives students a nuts-and-bolts foundation for launching a nonprofit organization and shepherding it through its first year, focusing on the legal and regulatory requirements of startup and operation in Virginia. Topics covered include the following:

    • What is the Virginia Non Stock Corporation Act, and how do I comply with its legal requirements?

    • How do I apply for federal tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service?

Price: 
$55.00

Breathing New Life Into Your Organization: Organization Development 101 - *rescheduled*

Organizational Development (OD) involves knowledge and practices to enhance the performance of your organization and the people who are a part of it. Join us for an interactive overview of OD, featuring conversation, reflection, and activities to explore stages in the organizational lifecycle, values, culture, and communication. Return with ideas and strategies for taking your organization to the next level.

Price: 
$55.00

Strategic Nonprofit Management

This two-day class will help nonprofit leaders understand and accomplish strategic leadership in their organizations. Participants will leave with the tools and techniques used to develop, implement, and measure strategic plans at all levels of their nonprofit organizations.

Price: 
$80.00

Nonprofit Organizations Crash Course

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.

Price: 
$55.00

Leading Through Transition and Change

The most effective leaders foster positive change for their nonprofits, enabling the organization to move more rapidly toward its vision. And yet, the natural resistance people have to changes in the status quo is a major challenge for most leaders. In this class, participants will learn techniques for formulating strategic change initiatives and for leading people through the transition process.

Price: 
$100.00

Planning Your Leadership Legacy: What's Your Succession Plan?

Done right, succession planning is not a one-off conversation held behind closed doors; it’s an ongoing process that involves the Executive Team, Board of Directors, Staff and Community Members. This half-day course will kick-off with a dynamic panel discussion featuring three local nonprofit leaders who have recently experienced or are planning their own executive transition.

Price: 
$80.00

Collaborative Partnerships to Increase Your Capacity and Further Your Mission

Nonprofit organizations are frequently called upon to work together in partnerships or alliances to meet the community's needs or to apply jointly for funding. These interactions can range from networking and information sharing, to simple cooperation and coordination of services, to full collaboration where achieving a common goal supersedes individual agency interests. Board members and staff participating in this course will examine the pitfalls and best practices of partnership with a focus on practical tools for making partnership work.

Price: 
$100.00

Thinking Strategically

Anyone who has heard Wally Stettinius talk about strategy will recognize the phrase "strategy is not an event but a process." In this course, participants learn how strategy and strategic planning are components of a comprehensive management process for aligning the resources of an organization with a focused set of priorities that lead to the accomplishment of strategic goals in pursuit of the organization's mission and long-term vision.

Price: 
$80.00

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