Nonprofit Management Certificate

James Madison University

James Madison University

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Who should attend

The Institute is designed to equip today's nonprofit manager with practical skills for effective leadership.

About the course

The Non-Profit Institute (NPI) is a professional development program for leaders in nonprofit organizations located throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

The Institute is designed to equip today's nonprofit manager with practical skills for effective leadership.

Program Details

The program includes 40+ hours of professional development instruction.

Each session in the program is designed to:

  • Promote the effectiveness of nonprofit leaders, including executive directors, CEOs, managers, and Board members
  • Refine the skills of experienced directors as well as help prepare entry level managers for new roles in the organization
  • Enhance current job performance by providing a "tool box" of practical skills and knowledge for day-to-day operations
  • Promote excellence in nonprofit management

Topic

Participants must complete at least 20 of the 26 sessions to successfully earn the certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Creating Nonprofit Excellence

  • Opening Session
  • Nonprofit Mission, Vision, Values
  • What is Nonprofit Leadership?
  • Effective Nonprofit Boards

Operating Responsibly

  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Legal Issues in Nonprofits
  • Liability and Risk Management

Cultivating Human Resources

  • Stakeholders: Staff, Volunteers, Donors, Clients, Partners
  • Breakout Session 1: Managing Staff, Succession Planning (pick one)
  • Breakout Session 2: Board Recruitment & Training, Managing Volunteers (pick one)
  • Partnerships and Collaborations

Generating Financial Resources

  • Resource Development Best Practices
  • Breakout Session 1: Cultivating Loyal Donors, Grant writing Basics (pick one)
  • Breakout Session 2: Grant writing Advanced, Donor Prospecting (pick one)
  • Donor Appreciation & Recognition

Communicating Your Story

  • What’s Your Message? Who’s Your Audience?
  • Branding Your Nonprofit
  • Storytelling for Nonprofits
  • Finding and Navigating Networks

Planning and Performance

  • Annual Planning and Beyond
  • Fiscal Best Practices for Nonprofits
  • Financial Management Breakouts
  • Measuring Outcomes & Impact

Leading Boldly

  • What Does Leadership Look Like?
  • Personal Leadership Assessment
  • Setting Goals and Next Steps
  • Graduation Banquet

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