Programs & Community Impact

Case Management 3

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.

Price: 
$75.00

Case Management 2

The second in a three-course series, this class helps case managers develop the skills necessary to establish and maintain rapport with clients, manage crises, and maintain professional boundaries. Emphasis is placed on techniques based in Motivational Interviewing, trauma-informed practice, and the strengths perspective. Working with special populations, including those with mental illness and substance use issues, will also be addressed. Finally, participants will learn self-care techniques to reduce the risk for burnout and compassion fatigue. 

Price: 
$75.00

Case Management 1

The first in a series of three courses in the Case Management Certificate Program, this class provides an overview of case management for individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or living in extreme poverty. Beginning with an overview of homelessness and current best practices, participants will then learn the basics of strengths-based case management, client assessment, and service planning.  Participants will also develop an understanding of ethical standards as they apply to case management.

Price: 
$150.00

Evaluate Your Nonprofit's Success: Defining & Measuring Outcomes

In today's nonprofit climate, almost everyone who is important to your organization asks you to demonstrate your value. Funders…boards…association members…donors…partner agencies…they all want to hear more about outcomes (that is, the results you create) and less about what you do. Why has this become so important to funding organizations and the public, and can we manage this with everything else we have to do? In this course, participants will learn about the benefits of outcomes measurement and address critical questions such as the following:

Price: 
$75.00

Visualizing Metrics with Dashboards and Infographics

The business world is awash in project management and board members are coming to you with dashboards and scorecards and talking about green and red lights.  This class is designed to introduce nonprofits to dashboards including the various types and the nonprofit specific subjects.  We will work as a team to build dashboards to help manage information.  Finally we will learn how to use visual representation of information to raise more money and keep our boards more engaged making it easier for them to excel as board members.

Price: 
$75.00

Finding Data to Support Your Cause

Having ready access to current, accurate local-level data can make or break your grant proposal, case for giving, or planning process. Data sources are readily available and free on the Internet, but navigating the vast array of websites can be time-consuming and intimidating. This hands-on workshop, held in a computer lab, allows each student to find and explore recommended data sites. We’ll discuss guidelines for evaluating websites, and the instructors will guide the class in locating sites for local demographic and indicator data.

Price: 
$75.00

Case Management I: Effectively Working with Clients

The first in a series of three courses in the Case Management Certificate Program, this class provides an overview of case management for individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or living in extreme poverty. Beginning with an overview of homelessness and current best practices, participants will then learn the basics of strengths-based case management, client assessment, and service planning.  Participants will also develop an understanding of ethical standards as they apply to case management.

Price: 
$150.00

Visualizing Your Metrics with Dashboards and Infographics

The business world is awash in project management and board members are coming to you with dashboards and scorecards and talking about green and red lights.  This class is designed to introduce nonprofits to dashboards including the various types and the nonprofit specific subjects.  We will work as a team to build dashboards to help manage information.  Finally we will learn how to use visual representation of information to raise more money and keep our boards more engaged making it easier for them to excel as board members.

Price: 
$75.00

Case Management III: Securing Affordable Housing with Clients

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.

Price: 
$75.00

Putting Powerful Program Metrics to Purpose

Both for-profit and nonprofit organizations compete in four areas: clients/customers, funding and financial resources, human resources, and media attention. Demand for funds has become increasingly intense in recent years due to limited funding from private and government sources, decreased contributions from benefactors, and increased operational costs.  The ability of organizations to collect and measure meaningful data through program evaluation is essential to compete for funding.

Price: 
$75.00

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