Nonprofit 101

Posted by La Salle Nonprofit Center on August 21, 2017

The Etymology of 101

From the time US colleges started numbering courses, “101” has come to represent the initial course in a subject. That certainly applies to The Nonprofit Center’s Nonprofit 101, which is the quintessential overview of nonprofit management and operation. And so it makes sense that it is the first class in our 2017-18 academic year.

This class, so essential for all nonprofit senior staff and board that it is given three times, is your immersion into the individual areas/roles that every senior leader in a nonprofit must work in. This includes fundraising, finance, human resources, marketing, programming, and more. As an executive director (and often as a senior or mid-level manager), you have to juggle various roles and responsibilities, always in the context of how the pieces must fit together with the organization-at-large. Performing well as a nonprofit manager in these circumstances requires both specific skills as well as the ability to solve problems and generate ideas as you manage mission, people, programs and resources.

Running an organization or a program is so much more than assigning tasks and giving directions, but is rooted in planning, organizing, leading and controlling. This course explains the key responsibilities of senior managers and executive directors as well as the critical relationship between staff and board in any nonprofit. Pathways to becoming an effective leader, manager and facilitator will be clarified, as will the ability to identify potential critical management issues and address them proactively. It serves as the ideal foundation for honing all your future management skills and individual capacity building.

When*: September 19, 2017, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Jewish Federation of Philadelphia, 2100 Arch St., Phila.

Fee: $129 for Members/$159 for Non-Member

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