Courses By Subject

Board Governance

Board Engagement for Fundraising Success
07/31/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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, conducting effective assessments, and specific approaches on how to make the ‘ask’.

Special Registration*: $28.50 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities; $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

Location: THEARC (1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020)

Communications and Marketing

Capturing Media Attention for Your Nonprofit
09/09/2014 - 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*: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

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

East of the River

Board Engagement for Fundraising Success
07/31/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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, conducting effective assessments, and specific approaches on how to make the ‘ask’.

Special Registration*: $28.50 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities; $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

Location: THEARC (1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020)

Financial Management

Contracts: What Nonprofits Need to Know
07/29/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Guest Presenters: Benjamin Takis, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC and Heather Batzel, Batzel Law LLC
Course Objective: Get an overview of the basics of contract drafting and management

Contracts are a necessary part of any nonprofit's day-to-day operation. Yet, many nonprofits lack a full understanding of the contracts they sign and obligations they undertake. This course will demystify the process of contract drafting and leave you better prepared to negotiate terms that protect your organization and to stay on top of your current contracts. We will examine basic concepts applicable to most contracts, decode standard "boilerplate" language, and look at several types of contracts common to nonprofits, including office leases, consultant agreements and contracts related to special events.

Registration Fee*: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
How to Read the IRS Form 990
09/11/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Guest Presenters: Patricia A. O’Malley, CPA Rubino & Company, Chartered
Course Objective: To enable the users of the IRS Form 990 to more fully understand the information contained in the form.

Whether you are a member of the board of directors, the head of the finance department, a donor, or a grantor, the ability to read the Form 990 submitted to the IRS by an exempt organization will enable you to gain a great deal of information about the entity.  Understanding the information included in the form can help organizations focus on presenting the best possible picture to its potential readers, and can help contributors make informed decisions prior to giving.

Highlights from session:

  • Provide a method for determining the financial stability of the organization that submitted the Form 990.
  • Explain the various parts of the return so that the extent of the information available is understood.
  • Discuss areas of particular interest to the IRS and the states.

Registration Fee*: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
The Power of the Cloud: Leveraging Technology to Save Money
09/16/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Presenter: Javier Goldin, CPA, Managing Partner, Goldin Group
Course Objective: Learn about the Cloud and evaluate how this financial outsourcing service can work for your organization.

As nonprofits struggle with finite resources, achieving efficiencies is paramount.  In the area of finance, potential efficiencies abound. This course will evaluate the potential areas where leveraging cloud technology to outsource your accounting needs may make sense for your nonprofit and what the implications are. You will walk away with a clear framework to help guide your decision-making as you search for, secure and evaluate financial outsourcing services for your organization.

Registration Fee*: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

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

Fundraising

Board Engagement for Fundraising Success
07/31/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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, conducting effective assessments, and specific approaches on how to make the ‘ask’.

Special Registration*: $28.50 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities; $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

Location: THEARC (1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020)
Fundraising for Technology
07/31/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty:  Lisa Rau, CEO, Confluence
Course Objective: Create a plan for applying and receiving technology funding

Join us to review the basics of fundraising while concentrating on the areas where technology-specific requests are different from program-specific requests. Receive practical advice to help your organization identify the funds for software, computers, databases, training, etc. This presentation will include a local technology funder as an expert advisor to enhance the discussion and provide an insider’s view.

Registration Fee*: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
Event-based Fundraising: What You Need to Know
08/28/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty:  Alfreda Edwards, Principle, Edwards Development Services
Course Objective: Create a strategy for planning a fundraising event

Gain knowledge and receive a comprehensive overview about implementing event-based fundraising in the nonprofit arena.  Learn the best practices for a range of events from annual galas to conferences.  Learn to better understand timelines and event planning for the big day.  Bring your own event ideas or plans for personal critiques and one on one discussion during the session.

Registration Fee*: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

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

Human Resources

Volunteer Management Boot Camp
08/26/2014 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Faculty: Maria Carrasquillo, MJH Consulting
Course Objective: Create a plan to recruit and supervise volunteers at your organization

Come learn the secrets of the volunteer management cycle including program planning, targeted recruitment and superior supervision.  This session is designed to give a complete overview of the many facets of volunteer management and is a great course for anyone who manages volunteers on a regular basis as well as those who want to know more about working with volunteers.

Registration Fee*: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others

*As part of the 35 Campaign honoring the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 35th Anniversary, courses this year only will have an additional charge of $3.50 automatically added to the registration fee. Proceeds from this campaign will be devoted to enhancing and revamping our education and professional development programs. Thank you for helping us reach our goal of raising $35,000 by the end of 2014.

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 Education & Partnerships Associate to take advantage of  your free course.

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