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

Facilitating Meetings That Work
10/28/2014 - 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.

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
Secrets of Good Email Marketing
10/29/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Mary Ellen Hickman, Hickman Consulting Partners LLC

Course Objective: Maximize or create email marketing campaigns that work smarter and harder for your organization

We'll discuss the fundamentals of email marketing: how to change how you think about email marketing, and what it can really do for you. Then, we'll lay the foundation of how to structure your email marketing to achieve your organization's objectives. Best practices, dos and don'ts, and an action plan to immediately apply this to your new or existing email marketing round out the session. Bring questions 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 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
Effective Communication and Project Management
11/13/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Julia Keleher,  Keleher and Associates, LLA
Course Objective: Learn how project management practices can improve internal communication in your organization.

Is communication a major issue for your organization? This course will share new tools and techniques that will help you develop more efficient channels of communication. In this course you will:

• Learn how a project charter clarify the support you need from stakeholders
• Explore strategies to engage stakeholders and facilitate consensus, influence others, and negotiate agreements
• Create a sample Communications Management Plan that articulates key necessary for success

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
"If only I had" to "Everything I need" - Resource Development Success through Community Engagement
11/18/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Justin PollockOrgForward
Course Objective: Explore what would make resource development “second nature” across an organization

How can we break free of the feeling of scarcity (not having enough money) and resource development isolation (if only the board would fundraise OR funders would pay for this...) and develop a passion throughout our organization and our community to engage and develop the assets just waiting to be tapped. What would that look like, what questions would we need to ask, what would we have to do differently. In this session, we will explore everything from what resource development is intended to make possible in our organizations to specific strategies that lead to resource and asset abundance. Your voice, experience, and desire to learn are the tools we will engage.

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
Create A Communications Plan That Works
11/19/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Mary Ellen HickmanHickman Consulting Partners, LLC
Course Objective: Learn how to write a succinct, prioritized communications plan that you can use

We all struggle to prioritize competing needs, to keep messaging consistent throughout our organizations, and to choose the best projects into which to invest time and budget. This interactive course will help you create a successful communications plan. We’ll discuss how to better understand and prioritize your target audience, define your unique point of difference and identify the communication vehicles that will work best for your organization, from traditional to electronic and social media. You will learn to target, streamline and measure success. Please bring your 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 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
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.

Register Now!

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

East of the River

Facilitating Meetings That Work
10/28/2014 - 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.

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
The Top 10 Legal Pitfalls for Nonprofits
11/04/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Benjamin TakisTax-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.

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
Generating Corporate Sponsorship
11/20/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Lewis FlaxFlax 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. 

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