Courses By Subject

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 Program Assistant to take advantage of  your free course.

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

Financial Management

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 Program Assistant 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
09/17/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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

*This class is being offered as both an in-person class and as a webinar. 

*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 Program Assistant  to take advantage of  your free course.

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

Fundraising

Cohort for Development Directors
09/30/2014 (All day) - 06/30/2015 (All day)

 

 

Beginning September 30, the Center, in partnership with The Leadership Sanctuary, presents a special program for Development Directors. Meeting once a month for ten months, this exclusive 12-person cohort will tackle topics specific to development directors.

In this program you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with others in a similar position in organizations across the nonprofit sector.
  • Share challenges and insights in a confidential, trusting setting.
  • Learn practices to calm and center yourself in times of high stress and change.
  • Get guidance and support from peers and a facilitator with direct experience in development.
  • Build resiliency and knowledge you can take back into your work and personal life.

Course Dates:

  • Session 1: September 30, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 2: October 28, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 3: November 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 4: December 16, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 5: January 27, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 6: February 24, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 7: March 24, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 8: April 28, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 9: May 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 10: June 30, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Registration Fee: 

  • $995 for Center for Nonprofit Advancement members
  • $1195 for all others
Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006

Human Resources

Getting the Most Out of Your Consultants and Service Providers
10/09/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Benjamin Takis, Founder & Principal Attorney, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC ; Karen Hsu Ford, Director of Finance Operations, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Course Objective: Learn strategies for working efficiently and effectively with your organization's consultants and service providers

Nonprofit organizations can require the assistance of many different types of consultants and service providers, including accountants, attorneys, fundraising consultants, grant writers and strategic planners. However, getting the job done correctly and within your budget requires that you select the right person for the job. This course will teach you to avoid the common mistakes made by nonprofits in hiring and supervising service providers, and give you tips on how to get the most value for your money.

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 Program Assistant  to take advantage of  your free course.

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

Leadership and Personal Development

Cohort for Development Directors
09/30/2014 (All day) - 06/30/2015 (All day)

 

 

Beginning September 30, the Center, in partnership with The Leadership Sanctuary, presents a special program for Development Directors. Meeting once a month for ten months, this exclusive 12-person cohort will tackle topics specific to development directors.

In this program you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with others in a similar position in organizations across the nonprofit sector.
  • Share challenges and insights in a confidential, trusting setting.
  • Learn practices to calm and center yourself in times of high stress and change.
  • Get guidance and support from peers and a facilitator with direct experience in development.
  • Build resiliency and knowledge you can take back into your work and personal life.

Course Dates:

  • Session 1: September 30, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 2: October 28, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 3: November 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 4: December 16, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 5: January 27, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 6: February 24, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 7: March 24, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 8: April 28, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 9: May 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 10: June 30, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Registration Fee: 

  • $995 for Center for Nonprofit Advancement members
  • $1195 for all others
Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
Keep Calm and Transition On: Executive Transition for Nonprofits
10/01/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty:  Reginald Grant, Fair Chance
Course Objective: Leaders of smaller nonprofits will learn how to prepare their organizations, management teams, & boards for an executive transition

The right leader is key to an organization's success, but what happens when your Executive Director retires or moves on? Smaller nonprofits meeting community needs deserve support during executive transition. This course will prevent leadership transition from being a stressful experience. Learn how to:  

  • Prepare your organization, management team, and board for the pending transition
  • Pivot successfully from current leadership to the next by conducting a focused executive search and placement
  • Thrive by ensuring a smooth and supportive transition for your new executive director

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 Program Assistant  to take advantage of  your free course.

Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440 Washington, DC 20006
Cohort for Executive Directors
11/05/2014 (All day) - 08/04/2015 (All day)

 

 

Beginning November 5, the Center, in partnership with The Leadership Sanctuary, presents a special program for Executive Directors. Meeting once a month for ten months, this exclusive 12-person cohort allows you to connect with other nonprofit leaders in an intimate setting.

The program is facilitated by a certified organizational development consultant or coach and offers executive directors the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen leadership skills
  • Expand strategic capacity in high-pressure situations
  • Build executive presence

Course Dates:

  • Session 1: November 5, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 2: December 2, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 3: January 6, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 4: February 3, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 5: March 10, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 6: April 7, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 7: May 5, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 8: June 2, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 9: July 7, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Session 10: August 4, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Registration Fee: 

  • $995 for Center for Nonprofit Advancement members
  • $1195 for all others

Register Now!

Location: Exponent Philanthropy, 1720 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Organizational Management

Keep Calm and Transition On: Executive Transition for Nonprofits
10/01/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty:  Reginald Grant, Fair Chance
Course Objective: Leaders of smaller nonprofits will learn how to prepare their organizations, management teams, & boards for an executive transition

The right leader is key to an organization's success, but what happens when your Executive Director retires or moves on? Smaller nonprofits meeting community needs deserve support during executive transition. This course will prevent leadership transition from being a stressful experience. Learn how to:  

  • Prepare your organization, management team, and board for the pending transition
  • Pivot successfully from current leadership to the next by conducting a focused executive search and placement
  • Thrive by ensuring a smooth and supportive transition for your new executive director

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 Program Assistant  to take advantage of  your free course.

Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440 Washington, DC 20006
Getting the Most Out of Your Consultants and Service Providers
10/09/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Benjamin Takis, Founder & Principal Attorney, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC ; Karen Hsu Ford, Director of Finance Operations, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Course Objective: Learn strategies for working efficiently and effectively with your organization's consultants and service providers

Nonprofit organizations can require the assistance of many different types of consultants and service providers, including accountants, attorneys, fundraising consultants, grant writers and strategic planners. However, getting the job done correctly and within your budget requires that you select the right person for the job. This course will teach you to avoid the common mistakes made by nonprofits in hiring and supervising service providers, and give you tips on how to get the most value for your money.

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 Program Assistant  to take advantage of  your free course.

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