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 over 100 training opportunities each year, including education classes for a broad range of skill sets, Board Basics A to Z and the Executive Preparation Institute.

All classes are led by expert faculty members with experience working in the nonprofit sector. We offer classes at several locations throughout the region and are always looking to expand accessibility. Current locations include:

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

Skill Building Courses

These 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 full list where you can browse by date, topic and location.

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Executive Preparation Institute

Build a better nonprofit by making yourself a more effective leader. 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

For nonprofit organizations, two of the hardest tasks are to recruit individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and to educate directors about the duties and responsibilities of board service. The Center’s Board Basics A to Z is a one-day seminar for new (and current) board members that 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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