Courses By Subject

Board Governance

How-To Tips for Implementing a Board of Directors Give & Get Policy
01/29/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Guest Presenter: Derry Deringer, CFRE, Principal, Deringer Consulting, LLC

Course Objective: Gain useful tips for creating and implementing a give and get policy with your Board of Directors

This course is for board members and staff who are responsible for developing and implementing a board giving or getting policy at their organization. The purpose of this course is to give each participant at least three new board-giving or -getting ideas that they feel confident they can implement in their organization in the next six months. The presenter will briefly speak about giving and getting best practice and use the majority of the time facilitating a discussion to work through participant questions and issues. This session is ideal for Board Chairs, Development Committee Chairs, Executive Directors, and Development Directors.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center members; $89.00 for all othersSPECIAL FEE: $25.00 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

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Location: THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
Engaging and Energizing Your Board
04/16/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Mary Ann de Barbieri, President, de Barbieri and Associates

Course Objective: Create a plan for recruiting and engaging board members

How do you ensure that your organization has board members who are actively engaged in fulfilling their individual responsibilities?  What steps can your organization take to build and maintain an involved and energized board?  This session will provide tips and tools that can be adapted to fit your organization’s needs when working with board members.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members; $89.00 for All Others

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

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Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
Board Engagement for Fundraising Success
05/19/2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Lewis Flax, Flax Associates

Course Objective: This interactive session covers key strategies and techniques to increase board engagement and involvement in fundraising efforts.

This interactive session focuses on ways to increase your board’s willingness and effectiveness in raising the resources your organization needs. How can you increase a board’s engagement in the process with encouragement and support instead of arm-twisting and guilt? How can you constructively challenge board members and volunteer leaders to become more involved? Participants will learn strategies and techniques related to recruitment and cultivation of new board members, tools and techniques to engage board members, and specific approaches on how to make the ‘ask’.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members; $89.00 for All Others

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

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Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
Gangbuster Boards: Engagement, Leadership, and Board Success
05/20/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Justin Pollock, Principle and Founder, Orgforward

Course Objective: Explore what would make it possible to build highly engaged boards that govern for what matters most

Effective boards don’t happen by accident or coincidence. But they also shouldn't have to be hard to develop and maintain. Focusing on what drives board member engagement and how to keep that engagement directed towards the work that moves an organization forward is what this session is about. Bring a fellow board member and work on developing skills and techniques that will help you advance a board's highest potential - the potential to support and lead the organization in achieving its mission and vision. This session provides a framework to answer questions about the role of a fiduciary, the structure of the board, leadership roles, and board management.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center members; $89.00 for all others
SPECIAL FEE: $25.00 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

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Location: THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
The Executive Director and the Board: Making It Work
06/23/2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Sandra Renner, Principal, Renner Consulting

Course Objective: This class will examine ways to improve the relationship between the Executive Director and the Board of Directors which is crucial for success and sustainability

The relationship between the executive director and the Board of Directors is crucial for success and sustainability. This workshop will look at the unique roles responsibilities and expectations of the board and the executive director and discuss how to create a working partnership between them.  We’ll address the following:  What do executive directors and board members see as the ideal qualities in each other?   How can these ideals be translated into reality?  How often should the Executive Director be communicating outside of board meetings?  How should information be shared?  How to evaluate performance? What are some strategies to work together on fundraising, board recruitment and strategic planning?   This workshop is best for executive directors, board chairs and other members of the board.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members; $89.00 for All Others

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

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Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006

Communications and Marketing

How to Capture Media Attention and Earned Money
01/21/2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Julie Rosenthal, JR Communications

Course Objective: Create an earned media strategy for your organization using insider techniques

Get insider tips and suggestions for gaining the attention of the media. Set media priorities and goals. Learn specific ways to identify newsworthy opportunities related to your organization to capture the limited attention of the media. A variety of media types and approaches will be discussed. 

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members; $89.00 for All Others

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

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 to contact our Program Assistant to take advantage of your free course.

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Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
Everyday Storytelling
02/26/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Tessa Moran, Co-Founder, Eidolon Films

Course Objective: Learn how to be an effective communicator before the camera, the podium and in person.

From time immemorial, storytelling has been the medium through which we have passed down history, shared important information and inspired progressive agendas. So why is it that we forget to tell stories when we communicate? This class, led by Emmy-Award winning film director and nonprofit video producer Tessa Moran of Eidolon Films, will help participants think creatively about how to communicate using story before the camera, the podium and in person.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center members; $89.00 for all others
SPECIAL FEE: $25.00 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

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Location: THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
Social Media: Setting and Measuring Goals
04/14/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Karin Tracy, VP, Creative Services, Confluence

Course Objective: Use social media purposefully

This session will provide an understanding of how to create strategic, effective social media campaigns that are goal oriented and measurable. We're all short on time and resources, so why waste time in a social media rabbit hole - there's no utility in hoping and guessing that your outreach is working. This session will cover tips and strategies for planning social media campaigns, along with tools for tracking metrics. We'll review a few successful campaigns from nonprofits of varying sizes as well.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center members; $89.00 for all others
SPECIAL FEE: $25.00 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

Click here to contact our Program Assistant to take advantage of your free course.

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Location: THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
Next-Level Communications
05/27/2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Mary Ellen Hickman, Hickman Consulting Partners, LLC

Course Objective: Create a streamlined plan to market your organization

This highly instructive course will help identify successful communications plans, including knowing your audience, defining your unique position in the marketplace and identifying what vehicles will work for you in print, web, electronic and social marketing. You will learn to target, streamline and measure success. Please bring your own stories, issues and samples to share.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members; $89.00 for All Others

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

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Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006

East of the River

Basic Budgeting for Nonprofits
01/14/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Scott Denlinger, Director , CBIZ MHM, LLC

Course Objective: This interactive presentation will explore hands on concepts in budgeting for your nonprofit

Budgets can be extremely intimidating, but they do not have to be. This interactive presentation will explore the concepts behind behavioral-based budgeting and how to fully integrate the non-financial manager into the budget process. You will learn how to help your organization realize its full potential and maximize the use of its limited resources.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center members; $89.00 for all others
SPECIAL FEE: $25.00 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities

If your organization is not a Center member and you signed up for membership today, you would instantly get one free course to be used within the first year of your membership. Find out more about Center membership.

Click here to contact our Program Assistant to take advantage of your free course.


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Location: THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020