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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


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 30

Apr 27

5 W 6:00-9:00pm Marge Smith


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: $130


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 7

Apr 16

4 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm Ed Andriessen


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


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 5

Feb 26 

4 W 6:00-9:00pm Brian McCloskey


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.

1.2 CEU

Cost: $155


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 16

Feb 27

6 Th 6:30-9:00pm John Vadnais

No class Feb 13


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. Textbook is required and available in college bookstore.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $177


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 4

Dec 9

6 M 6:30-9:00pm John Vadnais



Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 9

May 14

6 TH 6:30-9:00pm John Vadnais