Nonprofit Manager

This course will look at the most important aspect of nonprofits—your mission and how to define that. You will also study governance and leadership issues, looking at the laws that regulate nonprofits and codes of conduct. From there, you will be looking at how best to manage your volunteer program. You will learn how to handle nonprofit finances and, critically, how to create a budget. This course will also teach you how to market and raise funds through fundraising and earned income. Lastly,...

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6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES447

What you will learn

  • Differentiate between the different nonprofit sectors
  • Define your nonprofit's mission and vision
  • Identify the roles of governance and leadership
  • Apply management skills to lead volunteers
  • Create a fundraising plan
  • Identify marketing and communication tools
  • Apply DEI within your organization

How you will benefit

  • Learn skills and develop strategies to get your nonprofit organization successfully off the ground
  • Obtain an understanding of how to be a strong leader in this field
  • Gain confidence in your ability to work at a nonprofit organization and get closer to achieving your personal career goals

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
  1. The Nonprofit Sector
  2. Defining Your Mission/Imagining Your Vision
  3. Governance and Leadership
  4. Volunteer Management
  5. Nonprofit Finance
  6. Fund Development
  7. Other Revenue Sources
  8. Other Revenue Sources
  9. Other Revenue Sources
  10. Human Resources
  11. Human Resources
  12. Change is The Only Constant
  13. Final Exam

Dr. Beverly A. Browning is a grant writing consultant and visionary who uses thought leadership to work with nonprofit organizations struggling with the woes of revenue stream imbalances. She has been researching grant funding, grantmaking trends, and board-related barriers to nonprofit capacity building for over 40 years. Together she and her team have helped her clients win over $750 million in grant awards.

Dr. Browning is the founder and director of the Grant Writing Training Foundation and Bev Browning, LLC. She is the author of 44 grant writing publications, including six editions of Grant Writing for Dummies and the 6th edition of Nonprofit Kit for Dummies (to be published in 2021).

Dr. Browning holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in organizational development, public administration, and business administration. She is also a Certified Strategic Planning Facilitator (CSPF), has a McNellis Compression Planning Institute Facilitation Training distinction, and is an Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and the Certified Fund Raising Executive International (CFRE).

Prerequisites:

Basic keyboarding and computer skills, be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail, and have an understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended).

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Nonprofit Management 101, by Darian R. Heyman and Laila Brenner

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