Courses By Subject

Board Governance

Gangbuster Boards: Engagement, Leadership, and Board Success
12/02/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Justin PollockOrgforward
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*: $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.

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

Communications and Marketing

Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations
12/09/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Guest Presenter:  Fred Kraziese, SmithGifford
Course Objective: Learn how to find your voice, your audience, and an ROI for your social media campaigns

Keeping up with the rapidly changing world of social media is challenging even for professionals whose job it is to do so. If you are a nonprofit organization, how do you make sense out of it all? Which social networks are right for your organization: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, something else? What do you post? How often should you post? And how do you know if it’s working and whether or not you are getting a return on investment?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the workshop for you. During this hands-on and interactive session, you will learn:
• The strengths and weaknesses of each of the major social media networks. Based on this information, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision as to which social networks you should invest your time and energy.
• How to establish a voice for your organization. You’ll learn about “talking with” people versus “talking at” them.
• The importance of your organization’s blog and how it helps SEO and social media reach.
• How to identify and target your audience.
• Key social media metrics. Not everything that can be measured matters, and not everything that matters can be measured. You’ll learn how to track the important numbers and calculate an ROI for your social media efforts.
• How to turn your organization into a “social organization.” It’s vital to have a diversity of voices and you’ll learn how to do that.
• How to develop an editorial calendar and determine how often you should post.

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.

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

East of the River

What All Nonprofits Should Know (and Do) to Protect Their Trademarks and Copyrights
12/10/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Peter C Wolk, National Center for Nonprofit Law
Course Objective: Learn how to use trademark and copyright laws to protect your resources

This program will teach you how trademark and copyright laws can protect your resources, the advantages and procedures to filing trademark and copyright registrations, and how to make sure that you own the written and design material that your employees and independent contractors do for you.  Application forms and explanatory material will be handed out at the program.

Registration Fee: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others
SPECIAL FEE: $28.50 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities

*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.

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Location: THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
Strategic Planning for the New Year
12/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Maria CarrasquilloMJH Consulting
Course Objective: Learn how to plan strategically for your organization’s future

Setting strategies for the future of your organization is a critical best practice. In this session you will learn key concepts used in the strategic planning process, techniques for assessing current and future environment, and approaches to strategy development. Strategic planning will allow you to be innovative and flexible to address unanticipated shifts in your organization without veering off-course. Learn how strategic planning gives you the framework for the best use of resource allocation by integrating strategy, objectives, metrics, and performance.

Registration Fee: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others
SPECIAL FEE: $28.50 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities

*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.

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

Financial Management

Where Fraud Hides: Financial Stewardship for Loss Prevention
12/03/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Jennifer Hrebik, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
Course Objective: Become familiar with common risk areas susceptible to financial fraud and error and be able to identify ways that management can help deter and detect potential problems within their organization.

This discussion will guide participants through some of the risk areas where financial errors and fraud are most commonly found.  We begin by briefly touching on the profile of those who commit fraud and some of the reasons why frauds are perpetrated.  Statistics will be provided that show the types of financial crimes that are most prevalent and the average cost to various size businesses.   Participants will then be led through three areas of financial management where they can directly impact the detection and prevention of fraud by exercising care and diligence.

Beginning with internal controls, which lay the foundation for asset security, participants will hear real life examples of what can happen when controls are not in place and regularly monitored.  Attendees will understand the importance of establishing written policies and procedures and what level of oversight is needed to stay involved yet objective.  

The discussion will take participants through several steps of the bookkeeping process, where there are unique opportunities for fraud and errors to occur.  We will share some bookkeeping best practices that any type or size business can use to help prevent loss in this area.

Participants will learn how management can use their company’s financial reports to both detect and prevent fraud.  We will give participants some hands-on practice with identifying possible fraud or errors and provide some techniques for investigating such situations.  

Attendees will be challenged to think of areas where they have the greatest risk and learn ways to both mitigate that risk and find out what to do if they believe a loss has occurred.   

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.

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Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006
Strategic Planning for the New Year
12/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Maria CarrasquilloMJH Consulting
Course Objective: Learn how to plan strategically for your organization’s future

Setting strategies for the future of your organization is a critical best practice. In this session you will learn key concepts used in the strategic planning process, techniques for assessing current and future environment, and approaches to strategy development. Strategic planning will allow you to be innovative and flexible to address unanticipated shifts in your organization without veering off-course. Learn how strategic planning gives you the framework for the best use of resource allocation by integrating strategy, objectives, metrics, and performance.

Registration Fee: $52.50 for Center members; $92.50 for all others
SPECIAL FEE: $28.50 for Nonprofits Serving East of the River Communities

*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.

Register Now!

Location: THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
Fundamentals of QuickBooks
05/05/2015 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Faculty: Ian Shuman, Director, Client Services, Gelman, Rosenberg, and Freedman CPAs, certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Course Objective: Gain a better understanding of QuickBooks and how this program can be used.

Focusing on the software itself, we’ll start with an orientation to QuickBooks and its visual layout and navigation.  The bulk of the course will cover the basic inputs and outputs; including types of transactions and the multiple ways of entering them, followed by an introduction to reports and how to edit them. Please note this workshop will use the desktop software not the online version.

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.

Click here 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
Intermediate QuickBooks
05/12/2015 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Faculty: Ian Shuman, Director, Client Services, Gelman, Rosenberg, and Freedman CPAs, certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Course Objective: Gain a better understanding of how QuickBooks can be used for your nonprofit organization.  All attendees should have basic understanding of Quickbook functions.

In this course we will discuss and demonstrate various options for how the class and job features in QuickBooks can be used to address a diverse range of reporting needs.  We will also review how QuickBooks can be used to tackle common challenges such as budgeting, reporting, restricted contributions, allocations and functional expenses.  Please note we will use the desktop software not the online version.

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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Fundraising

Fundraising for Technology
12/02/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Lisa RauConfluence
Course Objective: Create a plan for applying and receiving technology funding

Join us to review the basics of fundraising in general 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 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

Human Resources

Contracts: What Nonprofits Need to Know
12/11/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Benjamin Takis, Founding Attorney, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC and Heather Batzel, Batzel Law PLLC

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.

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.

Register Now!

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