Courses By Subject

Advocacy

Risk Management for Nonprofits
11/17/2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Gary S. Thompson, Partner, ReedSmith

Course Objective: Gain a better understanding of how to mitigate legal risks for your nonprofit.

This course will review Risk Management and Insurance for Nonprofits, including how to assess legal risks that could impair or even ruin your organization, how to mitigate or prevent those risks (including legal waivers and indemnities), and lastly, how insurance works as the last backstop for managing risk.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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 Governance

Executive Preparation Institute-Senior Management Cohort
09/11/2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm



Build a better nonprofit by making yourself a more effective leader. The Senior Management Cohort is a six-part course that focuses on leadership development. Designed for nonprofit professionals at the management and senior level, this Cohort welcomes individuals looking to enhance their leadership skills and take the next step into an executive role.

Participants will have a chance to listen to industry experts about all possible facets of nonprofit leadership. The program will be comprised of panel and group discussions, seminars, and guest speakers to ensure maximum learning. The class will convene one Friday per month for six months.

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Gangbuster Boards: Engagement, Leadership, and Board Success
09/16/2015 - 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 and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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
Engaging and Energizing Your Board
10/08/2015 - 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 and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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
How-To Tips for Implementing a Board of Directors Give & Get Policy
10/22/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Derry Deringer, CFRE, Principal, Deringer Consulting, LLC

Course Objective: Gain useful tips that address board engagement challenges and that help you build a strategic board give and get policy.

This course is for board members and staff who are responsible for developing and implementing a board giving or getting policy at their organization.

Each participant will acquire at least (3) board giving or getting ideas that they can implement in their organization in the next six months.

Derry will share (7) board giving and (7) getting best practices and will facilitate a discussion that addresses your board challenges and helps you develop strategies for taking next steps.

This session is ideal for Board Chairs, Development Committee Chairs, Executive Directors and Development Directors.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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
Is your Board on Board? How to Ensure Accountability and Appropriate Nonprofit Governance
11/04/2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Rachel Werner, RBW Strategy, 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 and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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
The Executive Director and the Board: Making It Work
12/10/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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 and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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

Everyday Storytelling
10/07/2015 - 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 and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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
Email from A-Z: Maximize Your Email Marketing
10/27/2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Mary Ellen Hickman, Hickman Consulting Partners, LLC

Course objective: Learn how to set up regular email marketing or streamline and improve current campaigns

Already sending regular email - or know that you should be? We'll step through the key points you need to know to set up and improve your email campaigns, complete with checklists for beginners as well as more advanced tactics for those already running campaigns. Also provided: a list of fabulous free resources to make emailing even easier. Bring specific questions, your secrets to better emails, and examples of email campaigns you love or hate.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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
Stories that Sell Your Program
11/19/2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Elisa Kosarin, CVA, Twenty Hats

Course Objective: Gain the know-how create more stories that appeal to the audience you most want to reach.

Did you know that that your program’s website has only 5 to 7 seconds to capture the attention of the viewer? With such a short window, you need a compelling way to grab that visitor and engage them in your program’s mission.

Nonprofit professionals have a powerful marketing tool right at hand, the stories of their stakeholders. A carefully crafted human interest story engages visitors in your cause, resulting in more potential donors, volunteers, and members.

In this workshop, you will learn a simple step-by-step process for writing feature stories. This is not a theory course -- you will draft a story in class that generates interest in your program and helps drive traffic to your website.

Registration Fee: $49.00 for Center Members and PIA; $49.00 for YNPNdc 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.

Register Now!

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