Strengthen capabilities today and be well positioned for tomorrow

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement promotes professional development for all staff, board members and volunteers at nonprofit organizations. We offer Board Basics, the Executive Preparation Institute and over 100 training opportunities each year, including education classes for a broad range of skill sets. All classes and programs are led by expert faculty members with experience working in the nonprofit sector.

During the pandemic, the Center quickly transitioned from a primarily in-person classroom setting to a virtual environment. The result was a significant increase in attendance. The benefits—eliminating travel, parking expenses and typically unpredictable commute times—made it easier for people to participate. So we decided to continue with a virtual based program, adding an in-person element when face-to-face interaction is optimal.

Center members enjoy generous discounts on registration fees for all of the Center’s training opportunities.

Skill Building Courses

Classes cover a wide range of topics, including marketing/communications, advocacy, finance, human resources, fundraising and more. Center members enjoy significant discounts on registration fees. Check out the upcoming schedule.

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Executive Preparation Institute

Designed for nonprofit professionals at the management and senior level, the Executive Preparation Institute is ideal for individuals looking to enhance their leadership skills and take the next step into an executive role.

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Board Basics A to Z

Educate your board members about the duties and responsibilities of board service. This one-day seminar for new (as well as current!) board members provides a complete overview of a board member’s role.

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“Our staff is taking on expanded roles and needs management training to thrive. As the Executive Director, I need training to ensure our success. The opportunities afforded through the Center will give us the opportunity to elevate our skills and achieve our ambitious goals.”

Laurie Strongin, HOPE for Henry Foundation

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