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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 nonprofit 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

Emotional Intelligence

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

 


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 and Thursdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
*No class November 23
or
NCBUS CS015-01
March 20 - March 29
4 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ed Andriessen, Nonprofit Consultant

Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Retention & Recognition

Recruiting and effectively managing volunteers can make a major difference in both the capacity of the organization and the life of the volunteer. This course will focus on a variety of ways to recruit the right volunteers, give specific tools to retain them and generate multiple recognition ideas. 0.9 CEU. Cost: $95

NCBUS-CS021-01

January 17 - January 31

3 Sessions / Wednesdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant

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

February 7 - February 28

4 Sessions / Wednesdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Brian McCloskey

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 

April 2 - April 30

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

Instructor: Les Loysen

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 lessons into practice. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 1.5 CEU. Cost: $155

NCBUS-CS022-01

February 1 - March 15*

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

*No class March 1

Instructor: John Vadnais, Nonprofit Consultant

 

Advanced Grant Writing

Prerequisite: Grant Writing Essentials

This detailed, hands-on workshop is intended for the student who is serious about writing “real” grants for a nonprofit. Students must come to class with a favorite nonprofit and an idea about an aspect of the nonprofit’s programming for which a grant proposal will be started and/or developed. Advance communication with the nonprofit and some research about potential grant proposals/RFPs is highly recommended. It is helpful to be well-versed in the nonprofit’s mission, programming, and basic financial data to develop the project budget. Federal, state, and foundation grants will be discussed. The instructor will be discussing grant details, both as they apply to all grants and to each student’s grant. The class will be held in a computer lab, and part of the class will be individual writing and research, with instructor guidance. Homework will be required to pass the course. Enrollment is limited. Textbook is required and available in college Bookstore. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $177

NCBUS-CS018-01

April 4 - May 16*

6 Sessions / Wednesdays / 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

*No class May 2

Instructor: John Vadnais, Nonprofit Consultant

 

Increasing your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence can empower you to work more successfully with others. This course will provide the opportunity to answer the following questions: What is emotional intelligence? How can I improve my EQ? How can I think more positively? What techniques can I use to be happier and create a more positive work environment for Boards, staff, and/or volunteers? 1.2 CEU. Cost: $135

NCBUS-CS022-01

April 5 - April 26

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

Instructor: Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant

 

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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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