Develop the skills and strategies you need to become an integral part of one of America's fastest growing service sectors. In this course, a twelve-year veteran in the nonprofit management field will show you how to transform your good intentions into a professional plan of action. You'll understand the unique characteristics of nonprofit organizations while mastering the core knowledge necessary to become an effective leader in the nonprofit arena.
In this course, you will learn skills and develop strategies that will take your organization to new heights of prosperity and productivity. You'll gain a full understanding the role of the executive director and the board of directors, special event and meeting management, public relation strategies, and how to find a position in this fascinating and rewarding field of work.
About The Instructor
Linda Kissam is an eighteen-year veteran in the nonprofit management field. She has managed both 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(6) organizations and currently owns her own consulting company. She has taught both in the public and private sectors. A seasoned wine and hospitality industry veteran, Linda consults with local wineries on media attraction and food and wine events. She conducts both private and group strategic planning workshops for nonprofit and for-profit corporations. She currently serves as the executive director of a visitors bureau for an art town in California. She writes a weekly wine article and a bimonthly tourist destination column. She is a highly regarded facilitator for strategic planning workshops, marketing seminars, and event planning.
The facilitator for this course is Janet Levine.
Janet Levine is a seasoned expert with over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. She worked as an advancement professional—responsible for communications and marketing, fund development, and government relations—in higher education, public policy and entertainment nonprofits. As executive director of two charitable nonprofits she was responsible for both the strategic vision and the day to day operations of the organizations. In 2007, she began her consulting company, working to take nonprofits “from mired to inspired,” by improving effectiveness for both staff and boards. In addition to consulting for a wide variety of nonprofit and educational organizations, Janet regularly teaches courses and workshops on non-profit management, fundraising, grantsmanship, and board development, both face-to-face and online. Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, Janet was a magazine editor and writer, insurance broker, and owner of a graphic arts company.