Courses By Subject

Board Governance

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
Is your Board on Board? How to Ensure Accountability and Appropriate Nonprofit Governance
05/07/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Rachel Werner, RBW Strategy, LLC and Guest Presenter: Ayda Sanver, Ayda Sanver Consulting, LLC

Course Objective: Learn the roles and responsibilities of Board members vs. nonprofit staff, and leverage the skills of both to manage nonprofit organizations most effectively. Also discuss common issues and challenges, and identifying when to disengage with Board members who are not fulfilling their duties.

Board members and nonprofit staff members focus their efforts on a common nonprofit mission, but often do not know how to work collaboratively and effectively. There is a culture that often develops within an organization, and this does not often correspond to the culture of the Board. How can these different, yet equally important groups work together for the purpose of reaching common goals through a shared mission? We will discuss these and other issues common within nonprofit Boards and organizations.

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 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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
02/04/2015 - 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
How to Deal with Challenging and Difficult People
03/18/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Daniel Mushala, Daniel Mushala International, Inc.

Course Objective: Learn how to react tactfully with people in your office to create an efficient workplace.

This training gives you techniques for dealing with difficult and challenging people in the workplace. We will discover what bugs you, who you are and why you respond the way you do, how to make new changes stick and where to stand your ground along with when to walk away. The training will provide specific strategies for being more assertive, to speak up, to quiet down and defuse a volatile situation. Knowing how to deal with difficult and challenging people at work will allow you to approach your work with more joy and your coworkers with greater assurance. Cooperation, collaboration, and compromise will improve which will allow for a more productive and efficient workplace for everyone.

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
Measuring Social Media Effectiveness – Moving Beyond “Likes” and “Followers”
04/14/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Fred Kraziese, Director of Social Media Strategy, SmithGifford

Course Objective: Learn how to measure results from social media use

Over the past decade, nothing has generated more buzz in the world of marketing than social media. But, how do you measure its effectiveness? We all know that social media can generate awareness. But, how do you link that awareness to tangible business value? In this 90-minute workshop, attendees will learn the basics of social media measurement – including how to measure reach, engagement, click through, conversion, and other key measurements – and learn how to align your organization’s goals with these metrics. Attendees will learn how to use tools such as Facebook Insights and Twitter Analytics. Finally, attendees will also learn how to create a social media “dashboard” that provides a snapshot of social media activity and campaigns.

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
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