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NONPROFIT Management


Fall 2020

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management    (Remote)

A nonprofit can only be as strong as the fundamentals it is built upon. In this class, examine aspects of non-profit organizations that make them unique while focusing on areas critical to their success. Emphasis will be placed on the development of an effective Board, the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, the importance of a mission statement and vision, and the effective management of volunteers.


NCBUS-CS054-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $155

Dates  Sep 23 -  Oct 21                 Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions     5         Instructor     Marge Smith

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Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofits    (Remote)

Marketing and public relations can make or break a nonprofit today. This course focuses on marketing and communication issues and techniques for promoting events and programs while raising a nonprofit’s profile in the public, private, and corporate arenas. Sessions will include tools, resources, procedures, and practical information along with hands-on group and individual exercises. One session will be dedicated to the significance and use of such social media as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 


NCBUS-CS015-01 / 1.2 CEU / cost: $130 

Dates  Dec 1 – Dec 10                 Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions       4         Instructor     Ed Andriessen

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Budget Basics  (Remote)

This core course simplifies the mysticism surrounding a nonprofit’s overall organizational budget and provides the vital concepts and components necessary to develop budgets for special programs and fundraisers, along with the related Federal and State reporting requirements. Staff, volunteers, and Board members will benefit from knowing how to read and understand the budget framework to support and promote the mission effectively. No accounting expertise required.


NCBUS-CS016-01 / 1.2 CEU / cost: $130

Dates  Sept 10 - Oct 1                     Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions       4         Instructor     Jim O'Donnell       

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Grant Writing Essentials    (Remote)

Successful Grant Writing can be a valuable resource and survival skill for the nonprofit. This course is designed for beginners with little or no grant writing experience. To enable the class materials to assimilate quickly into real grant opportunities, this course will focus on “Grant Anatomy” with emphasis on research and analysis of applicable grant possibilities and the format for developing a grant proposal. There will be homework assignments, which will include a required final mini-grant project to put into practice what is learned in the class. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 


NCBUS-CS022-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $155

Dates Sep 17 - Oct 29                   Time 6:30-9:00pm

Sessions     6        Instructor     John Vadnais

Day    TH      NOTES No class Oct 22