Courses By Subject

Board Governance

Engaging and Energizing Your Board
05/29/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Faculty: Mary Ann de Barbieri, President, de Barbieri & 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.

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

Next Level Communications
07/15/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Mary Ellen Hickman, Hickman Consulting Partners LLC
Course Objective: Create a streamlined plan to market your organization

This highly instructive course will help you create a successful communications plan. We'll discuss how to understand and choose your audience, define your unique point of difference and identify the communication vehicles that will work best for you from traditional to electronic and social media. You will learn to target, streamline and measure success. Please bring your own stories, issues and samples to share.

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

Generating Corporate Sponsorship
04/30/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Lewis Flax, Flax Associates
Course Objective: Learn six critical factors to increase corporate sponsorship revenue

Successful nonprofit organizations recognize that they must go beyond the standard prospectus outreach if they are to increase sponsorship income.  The focus of this interactive course is to review proven strategies and tactics to increase corporate sector revenue.

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)
Facilitating Meetings That Work
05/20/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Valerie Graff, Valerie Graff Associates
Course Objective: Learn several tried and true techniques that you can use to improve your next meeting

Making meetings work well is essential. During this class, we will cover the basics of meeting preparation and the role of the facilitator. Learn tools to keep participants engaged and tips to ensure you always end on time. At the end of class, you will know techniques that will help you plan and run meetings effectively.

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)
Strategic Planning
05/27/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Maria Carrasquillo, Principle, MJH Consulting
Course Objective: Learn how to plan strategically for your organization’s future

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.


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)
Engaging and Energizing Your Board
05/29/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Faculty: Mary Ann de Barbieri, President, de Barbieri & 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.

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)
The Top 10 Legal Pitfalls for Nonprofits
06/17/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Benjamin Takis, Founder and Principal Attorney, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC
Course Objective: Learn about the most common areas of legal risk for nonprofit organizations

Nonprofits are subject to strict legal requirements and engage in a wide array of activities that can pose significant liability risks.  Failure to prepare for these legal risks can not only cause headaches and extra paperwork, but can jeopardize your tax-exempt status and impose a serious financial burden. Learn how to prepare yourself and your organization to avoid 10 of the most common legal pitfalls in the nonprofit world.

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

Basic Budgeting for Nonprofits
06/03/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

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*: $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
Leveraging the Cloud to Outsource your Financial Needs
06/05/2014 - 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

Generating Corporate Sponsorship
04/30/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Lewis Flax, Flax Associates
Course Objective: Learn six critical factors to increase corporate sponsorship revenue

Successful nonprofit organizations recognize that they must go beyond the standard prospectus outreach if they are to increase sponsorship income.  The focus of this interactive course is to review proven strategies and tactics to increase corporate sector revenue.

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)