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Nonprofit Management Certificate Program and Workshops

The Center for Continuing Studies Nonprofit Certificate Program is packed with the practical techniques necessary for onprofit survival in this challenging economy. Workshops are geared 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 courses and any three electives. Courses can also be taken individually on a non-certificate basis.

Courses and workshops can be taken as part of the certificate or on an individual basis.

Core courses: 

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management

Overview of Fundraising Techniques

Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofits

Budget Basics

Elective courses:

Starting a Nonprofit

Grant Writing Essentials

Advanced Grant Writing

Creating Your Mission Statement

Developing an Effective Board

Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention & Recognition

Forging Effective Public/Private Partnerships

 


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 upon 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

September 12 - October 10            

5 sessions / Tuesdays /  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant

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. Homework assignments will culminate with a mandatory final mini-grant project to enable students to put class lessions into practice. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 1.5 CEU. Cost: $155

NCBUS-CS022-01

September 14 – October 26*

6 Sessions / Thursdays / 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

*No class October 12

Instructor: John Vadnais, Nonprofit Consultant

Leadership: Engage and Empower your Volunteers, Board and/or Staff

This course focuses on providing Tools and Techniques that motivate individuals within your organization to effectively work together to create a climate of respect, inclusion and appreciation. It also addresses questions such as how to match talents with jobs, how to build an effective team, and how to address factors which impact retention. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $160

NCBUS-CS068-01  

October 17 – November 7

4 sessions /  Tuesdays / 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Marge Smith

                                                 

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 while learning how to identify the best potential target constituencies. 1.5 CEU. Cost: $155

NCBUS-CS019-01 

November 13 - December 11

5 Sessions / Mondays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Les Loysen

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 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: $130

This course meets at our James Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad Street, Trenton

NCBUS CS015-01

November 14 - November 28           

4 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ed Andriessen, Nonprofit Consultant

 


CONTACT US:

Registration Desk: 609-570-3311

Questions: E-mail us.

Unless otherwise noted, Continuing Studies students must be 18 years of age or older.


REFUND POLICY: 
10 or more days before the beginning of a class: 100% refund

Less than 10 days before class start date: no refund

Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card; cash and check payments will be refunded via a check from MCCC.





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