United Way's Six-Month Leadership Series Begins Jan. 23

Friday, January 3, 2014
A CNP workshop in session at United Way’s Community Room
A CNP workshop in session at United Way’s Community Room

The United Way's Center for Nonprofits will begin a six-month leaderships series on Jan. 23. 

The certification leadership series is designed to prepare potential leaders. Six classes, ranging from measuring outcomes to engaging volunteers, will provide information that every nonprofit leader should know, said officials. 

Here are the workshops:

Organizational Matters: Structure and Governance - Jan. 23 Legal requirements, structures, mission, vision, board management tools and roles and responsibilities of board members 

Demonstrating Impact: Measuring Outcomes - Feb. 20 Identifying what to measure and how to do so, evaluation tools, logic models and reporting outputs and outcomes to tell your story 

Engaging Volunteers and the Community - March 20 Developing an effective volunteer program, identifying and creating volunteer positions, motivating volunteers, crisis communications, media and public relations 

Nonprofit Finance and Administration - April 17 Financial controls, budgeting, basic accounting systems, audits, financial reports, IRS Form 990, risk management, insurance and HR compliance 

Funding Your Mission - May 22 Fundraising trends, methods and planning, donor relationship management and recognition and diversifying  sources of income 

Effective Leadership - June 19 Challenges unique to the nonprofit sector, strategic planning, performance management, delegation and communications and succession planning 

Facilitated by CNP staff Sheila Moore and Heather DeGaetano, each workshop will be a full day and will include a special guest speaker or field trip.  Participants will have the opportunity to network with their peers and will receive two hours of follow up coaching and support from CNP staff.  A certificate will be given to those who complete the program (accommodations can be made for scheduling conflicts). Supplemental materials and sample documents on a USB drive will also be provided.     

Tuition for the entire series is $400 for CNP members, $600 for non-members. Register by calling 752-0329 or visit www.cnpchatt.org.


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