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Nonprofit Management Certificate Program and Workshops

The nonprofit sector is growing every year. Currently, in New Jersey, there are over 1.5 million volunteers within this industry who are making a difference. In 2015, charitable giving reached a record of over $373 billion. In this time of nonprofit growth, it is increasingly important to have the tools necessary to effectively manage and grow your nonprofit. Our Nonprofit Management Certificate Program gives you those tools.

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

Courses are designed to address the needs of:

-staff

-program administrators

-executive directors

-board members

-philanthropists

-volunteers

-prospective nonprofit employees

To earn the certificate in Nonprofit Management, four core courses totaling 48 hours and a minimum of 30 approved elective hours must be completed.


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

Different electives will be offered each semester.


Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management

Understand the aspects of non-profit organizations that make them unique while focusing on areas critical to their success. Emphasis is 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  

May 17 - June 14

5 sessions / Wednesdays / 6-9pm

Instructor: Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant

Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofits               

Marketing and public relations can make or break a nonprofit. 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 social media. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $130

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

NCBUS CS015-01

May 23 - June 1              

4 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays /  6-9pm
Instructor: Ed Andriessen, Nonprofit Consultant

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 target constituencies. 1.5 CEU. Cost: $155

NCBUS-CS019-01 

June 1 - 29

5 Sessions / Thursdays / 6-9pm

Instructor: Les Loysen

Developing an Effective Board

The success of a nonprofit requires its board to fully understand the importance of effective governance and how to achieve it. Explore board roles and responsibilities, how to build teamwork, deal with conflict, address challenges, keep motivation and participation high, and how to identify and recruit good board members. This workshop is designed for all regardless of previous experience.

0.6 CEU. Cost: $60

NCBUS-CS028-01 

June 6 - 20

3 Sessions / Tuesdays / 6 - 8pm

Instructor: Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant

Creating Your Mission Statement

Most businesses and not-for-profit organizations have developed statements which define their main mission. This Mission Statement defines the key purpose of the entity and its reason for existing. It helps guide strategies and employees, staff and volunteers toward reaching the organizational goal. The same tool, when thoughtfully developed, assists individuals in gaining clarity into his or her life's purpose while guiding the actions taken toward personal satisfaction and success. In this introspective workshop, you will identify key roles you play, values that are critical to you and contributions you hope to make in your life. You will leave class with a first draft of your own personal Mission Statement.

0.3 CEU. Cost: $63

NCBUS-CS047-01 

June 14

1 Session / Wednesday / 6-9pm

Instructor: Michael Edmondson, Ph.D,

Budget Basics

This core course will simplify the mysticism surrounding a nonprofit's overall organizational budget and will provide the vital concepts and components necessary to develop budgets for special programs and fundraising 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 

July 27 - August 17  

4 sessions / Thursdays / 6-9pm

Instructor: To be announced

 


CONTACT US:

Registration Desk: 609-570-3311

Questions: E-mail us.


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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