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Nonprofit Management Certificate Program and Workshops

Our Nonprofit Certificate Program reflects the importance of this market sector within the current economic climate. The program is packed with practical techniques necessary for survival in this challenging economy. Workshops are oriented to the needs of staff, program administrators, executive directors, board members, philanthropists, volunteers, and those interested in employment within nonprofits.

To successfully fulfill the requirements of the certificate program, students must complete all four of the core classes and any three electives. Courses can also be taken individually on a non-certificate basis.

Core Courses:
  1. Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management
  2. Overview of Fundraising Techniques
  3. Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofits
  4. Budget Basics
Elective Courses:
  1. Starting a Nonprofit
  2. Grant Writing Essentials
  3. Advanced Grant Writing
  4. Creating Your Mission Statement
  5. Developing an Effective Board
  6. Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention & Recognition
  7. Forging Effective Public / Private Partnerships
  8. Emotional Intelligence
  9. Leadership: Engage and Empower Your Volunteers, Board and/or Staff

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management

A nonprofit can only be as strong as the fundamentals it is built upon. In this class, examine aspects of non-profit organizations that make them unique while focusing on areas critical to their success. Emphasis will be placed on the development of an effective Board, the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, the importance of a mission statement and vision, and the effective management of volunteers.
1.5 CEU. Cost: $155

NCBUS-CS054-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 9
Jun 6
5 W 6-9pm Marge Smith
 
 
 

Budget Basics

This core course simplifies the mysticism surrounding a nonprofit’s overall organizational budget and provides the vital concepts and components necessary to develop budgets for special programs and fundraisers, along with the related Federal and State reporting requirements. Staff, volunteers, and Board members will benefit from knowing how to read and understand the budget framework to support and promote the mission effectively. No accounting expertise required.
1.2 CEU. Cost: $130

NCBUS-CS016-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jun 13
Jul 11
4 W 6-9pm Brian McCloskey
 
 
 

Grant Writing Essentials

Successful Grant Writing can be a valuable resource and survival skill for the nonprofit. This course is designed for beginners with little or no grant writing experience. To enable the class materials to become quickly assimilated into real grant opportunities, this course will focus on “Grant Anatomy” with emphasis on research and analysis of applicable grant possibilities and the format for developing a grant proposal. There will be homework assignments, which will include a required final mini-grant project to put into practice what is learned in the class. Textbook is required and available in college Bookstore.
1.5 CEU. Cost: $155

NCBUS-CS022-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jun 21
Aug 2
6 Th 6:30-9pm Brian McCloskey

 

No class Jul 5


Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofits

Marketing and public relations can make or break a nonprofit today. This course focuses on marketing and communication issues and techniques for promoting events and programs while raising a nonprofit’s profile in the public, private, and corporate arenas. Sessions will include tools, resources, procedures and practical information along with hands-on group and individual exercises. One session will be dedicated to the significance and use of such social media as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
1.2 CEU. Cost: $30

NCBUS-CS015-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Aug 28
Sept 6
4 Tu,Th 6-9pm Ed Andriessen
 
 
 

Overview of Fundraising Techniques

Americans are generous people, but in the current economic environment, your organization may not be getting its share of contributions. Learn the basic elements of developing financial resources and how to implement them in your nonprofit. Explore the techniques of fundraising – including special events – and learn how to identify the best potential constituencies to target.
1.5 CEU. Cost: $155

NCBUS-CS019-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 10
Aug 7
5 Tu 6-9pm Jennifer Antinoro
 
 
 

Navigating, Managing and Mastering Donor Relations

Discussing the fundamental importance of donor relations as a key component in non-profit management. The course will explore the necessity in managing donor relationships on a daily, monthly, annual and long-term basis ensuring the overall financial health of an organization. Tips and strategies will be offered while balancing a moves management approach in all mediums of communications. Platforms such as, social media, direct calls, direct mail appeals as well as the use of an organizations website will be discussed as tools to marketing and communicate with donors leading up to the “ask” to make a gift.
1.2 CEU. Cost: $120

NCBUS-CS048-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 11
Jun 27
6 M,W 5-7pm Jennifer Antinoro
 
 
 

Social Welfare Policy Implications in Health and Human Service Professions

Social welfare policies and issues impact those who are most vulnerable and in need of Federal, State and municipal assistance. Benefit programs such as, housing assistance, Medicaid, as well as many other federally funded programs are utilized daily and navigating these programs can prove to be stressful impacting the overall health of many consumers. Professionals who work with vulnerable populations need to be aware of and educated on the status of social welfare programs, as well as, the guiding policies in order to (1) understand how policy implications can effect a person’s overall quality of life and (2) to advocate on behalf of the individuals served in health and human service professions.
1.2 CEU. Cost: $120

NCBUS-CS049-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Aug 14
Aug 30
6 Tu, Th 5-7pm Jennifer Antinoro
 
 
 

Hiring the RIGHT Employee for Your Small Business

The hiring process is not easy. With the numbers of qualified applicants looking for employment, finding the right candidate can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! This course provides you with tools and processes to not only hire the perfect employee, but grow them within the business as well. Some of the topics that will be covered are: the three critical hiring areas; constructing a job description with clear expectations; developing targeted interview questions and evaluating and selecting qualified candidates. On the rare occasion when even the best candidate doesn’t work out, the termination process and legal considerations will also be discussed.
0.6 CEU. Cost: $120

NCBUS-CS072-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Aug 7
Aug 9
2 Tu, Th 6-9pm Ed Andriessen
 
 
 

Principles of Operations Management

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) is the leading provider of supply chain, operations and logistics management research, publications, and education and certification programs. This Principles class offers organizations an efficient and effective approach to educate and develop professionals on the basics of operations management. Anyone interested in learning about one of New Jersey’s top industry sectors: Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution (TLD) and the many employment opportunities in this growing field, should enroll in this class. The five topics included in this course are each designed to help new entrants to the field of operations management establish foundational knowledge: The Principles of Inventory Management, The Principles of Operations Planning, The Principles of Manufacturing Management, The Principles of Distribution and Logistics and The Principles of Managing Operations.
Price includes workbook to be distributed in class. 1.5 CEU.

NCBUS-CS058-01 - $950 for APICS members;

NCBUS-CS058-02 - Non-members $1,245

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 2
May 30
5 W 6-9pm Peter Bock
 
 
 

Comprehensive QuickBooks™

A combination of Introduction and Intermediate QuickBooks™, Comprehensive QuickBooks™ features: entering and paying bills, using credit cards/other asset and liability accounts, tracking and paying sales tax, payroll, estimating, time tracking and job costing, and setting up a company in QuickBooks™. Students should bring a flash drive to every class.
1.5 CEU. Cost: $320

NCBUS-CS003-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jun 4
Jul 9
5 M 6-9pm Michelle Solomon
 
 
 
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Community Association Manager

Introduction to Community Association Management: There are hundreds of thousands of community associations in the United States, and many are in need of trained and qualified community managers. This course, The Essentials of Community Association Management (M-100), offered in conjunction with the Community Associations Institute (CAI), helps prepare and qualify people for the career of managing community associations (condominiums, homeowner associations, and coops). Sample topics include the roles and responsibilities of community managers, owners, committees and the board; management ethics; preparing budgets; funding reserves; and managing sustainable and developing communities. Successful completion of the M-100 can be the first step toward earning the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, awarded by CAMICB.
To register, visit www.caionline.org/m100 or call 1-(888) 224-4321 (M-F, 9 am - 6 pm).
Cost for members: $459 | Cost for Non-members: $559

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 31
Jun 1
Jun 2
3 Th
F
Sa
8:30am-5:30pm
8:30am-5:30pm
8:30am-12pm
1 hr lunch
CAI Instructor
 
 
 

Certificate in Business Communication

This certificate program is for high-performing professionals who want to develop powerful techniques and a responsive communication style. Upon completion, you will have competencies and a solid foundation to help you:

  1. Flex your style to effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings and needs
  2. Captivate your audience and deliver your presentation with high levels of authorit
  3. Polish your writing and select precise words that are simple, short and clear

In order to be eligible for the certificate students must complete the following three classes within 24 months from the start of their first class:

  1. How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact and Credibility
  2. Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills
  3. Business Writing for Success


Business Writing for Success

Never underestimate the power of professional writing. With text messaging, chain-emails, Twitter and Instagram, writing content has become quick, punchy and informal. That delivery, when transposed into business communication methods, can come across as terse, unprofessional and grammatically flawed. This workshop will strengthen your professional writing style through instruction on clarity, tone, grammatical insight, peer and instructor review, in-class assignments and writing style discussions. Come away from this class with the tools you need to develop internal and external business memos/announcements, corporate emails and cover letters.
0.6 CEU. Cost: $85

NCCOM-CS038-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jun 12
Jun 26
3 Tu 6:30-8:30pm Ashley Buchala
 
 
 

How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact and Credibility

Learn how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for every business interaction. You will gain insights into your communication style and the styles of others while building skills to clearly and effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings and needs.
1.5 CEU Cost: $280

NCBUS-CS064-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jun 4
Jul 9
5 M 6:30-9:30pm Ashley Buchala

 

No class Jul 2


Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills

Unstable economic times can mean fast and frequently unexpected organizational changes, greater responsibilities and new projects and initiatives. Being a confident, polished speaker is not only necessary but well-advised in order to communicate such matters effectively and persuasively. This five session seminar offers presentation tips and strategies to help you develop your presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control and poise—and without fear. Through in-class practice, gain the specific presentation skills and direction you need to become comfortable with your own style while receiving expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations.
1.5 CEU. Cost: $280

NCBUS-CS065-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jul 23
Aug 20
5 M 6:30-9:30pm Jim O'Donnell
 
 
 
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Project Management Professional Certification® Prep and Review

The Project Management Institute’s PMP® credential is a leading industry recognized certification for project managers. The PMI credential following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.
You will benefit from the professional advantages derived from attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) status if you are a:

  1. Project manager, team leader, project coordinator
  2. Team member seeking to learn the PMBOK® framework
  3. Person looking to increase your project management knowledge
This 35-hour course is designed to help you prepare for the PMP® exam—while gaining the most understanding of project management with the least amount of study. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.
For more information on certifications, consult the Project Management website at: www.pmi.org/certification
3.5 CEU. Cost: $1,082

NCBUS-CS008-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jun 4
Jul 25
14 M,W 6:30am-9pm Sandeep Jasra

 

No class Jul 2, Jul 4


Introduction to Bookkeeping

This basic, hands-on, workshop-style manual bookkeeping course covers the complete accounting cycle from business transactions through entry into the books and records. Posting to accounts, preparation of worksheets and adjusting journal entries, and preparation of financial statements and closing are also discussed. Introduction to Bookkeeping will prepare you for any accounting or bookkeeping system: manual, one-write or software driven. Topics include: the sales and purchase journals; cash receipts and cash disbursements journal; accounts receivable; inventory; and the use of Excel spreadsheets.
Textbook is required and available in college bookstore.
4.2 CEU Cost: $410

NCACC-CS002-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 21
Jul 16
14 M,W 6:30-9:30pm Surendra Jakhar

 

No class May 28, Jul 2, Jul 4

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