Florida Nonprofits’ Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM
5:30 - 9:30 pm - Accounting for Time & Money
Attire: Come as you are
Florida Nonprofits is the first organization in the state to offer the certificate program. Now with a more than twenty-year history, the program is more popular than ever. The CNM curriculum is endorsed by Nova Southeastern University Fischler School of Education and Broward College.
• Motivating, stimulating and hands-on classes that build on what you already know
• Provides professional growth for executives, board members, staff, volunteers or others interested in the nonprofit sector
• Eleven monthly classes conducted by experts in each field
• Time to practice skills in between sessions
• Hand-outs and additional materials to expand your knowledge base
• 99th percentile program recommendation from SUNSHINE CERTIFICATE graduates
The complete CNM curriculum is below. Topics being covered in this session
are in green.
LEADERSHIP: Governance/Board Policy & Volunteerism
Are your leaders leading? This class provides a strong foundation for the governance and management of nonprofits. The task of sorting out the roles and functions of Board members, paid staff, and volunteers is essential but often confusing. By understanding the legal and fiduciary responsibilities of board members, you will establish a stable foundation that will better
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRAINING: Hats
What “hats” will you wear today? Finally! You have reached the top of the ladder and are now Executive Director of a nonprofit organization. What “Executive Director” hats will you be expected to wear … and under what circumstances? This class will examine your role in a position for which few are adequately trained or prepared. Sharing experiences with others in this class, and discovering remedies to everyday challenges are valuable tools to strengthen your own unique leadership abilities.
ACCOUNTING FOR TIME & MONEY: Managing Financial Resources
Need Help Navigating the Maze of Rules and Laws? This class will demystify the sometimes complicated regulations that all nonprofits must follow in their financial reports and accounting procedures (FASB 116-117, and SOP 94-3). Vitally important terminology you must know to keep your agency in the black and out of trouble includes: Sarbanes Oxley rules, restricted/unrestricted funds, Intermediate Sanctions, quid pro quo, fund accounting, and more. Also vital is keeping up with the rules for financial statements and their application to the entire organization.
DISCOVERING TRENDS Through Civic Engagement
Are you prepared for changing landscapes? There are many threats to the health of the nonprofit sector that will affect your organization’s future, from health and tax reform policies to providing more services with less funding. This class addresses critical issues, including statistics, perception, and other myths about nonprofits, which you can use to strategically plan future leadership, operations, advocacy, public relations, and grassroots lobbying. By examining a wide range of expert opinions on the changing social and political landscape, you will position your agency to face an uncertain future more clearly.
EVENTS: Marketing & Special Events
Does your target market invest in you? In the ever-growing field of nonprofits, it is more challenging than ever to get a fair share of attention; and more important than ever to use all the talent you have. This class features many best practices that will promote your agency, so it stands out
from the crowd. These practical and creative ideas, plus all of your other resources and volunteers, can form the basis for a cost-effective and successful marketing plan through a comprehensive marketing blueprint, effective communications, and compelling special events.
REVENUE: Grantwriting Wars & Evaluation
Will you come home victorious from the “grant writing wars”? This class introduces you to innovative, effective, and tried-and-true fundraising strategies aimed at helping your agency reach its goals during even the toughest economic times. Finding appropriate funders and writing a compelling proposal are valuable tools and technologies that enable you to maximize your potential. When agencies follow the practices of successful grant writers, they soon learn why some nonprofits are victorious, while others are left in the dust.
SPONSORSHIP - Campaigning to Potential, Part I: Fundraising
Is your short-term fundraising producing results? This class provides a clear understanding of the political realities of raising money and gives you the tools to look strategically at the “bread game,” separate myths from reality, analyze fundraising options and develop a viable fundraising plan.
SUSTAINABILITY - Campaigning to Potential, Part II - Big Gifts
Is your long-term fundraising producing results? This eye-opening class gives you a clear understanding of the process of soliciting the “big gift” from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and completing your development strategies for a viable fundraising plan.
HUMAN RESOURCES: Staffing & Volunteers
Are you using “people power”? To accomplish your organization’s mission, you must make effective use of the energy, time, and talents of your employees and volunteers. This involves attracting, training, and retaining qualified staffers, both paid and unpaid. Of vital importance is to provide a safe and productive work environment, review Board-approved employment policies, and follow applicable employment law.
INFORMATION REVOLUTION: Managing Technology
Are you ahead of or behind the curve? This class helps identify and define the intellectual property you may not know your nonprofit has. With this information, you can develop methods to maximize its institutional knowledge. Stay up to date as existing technologies become obsolete, and new ones are developed. Control your valuable resources by sorting out opportunities and weighing their benefits. Working smart will make you more proficient and efficient … even savvy! By using apps, software, freeware, and social networks -- which are often free or discounted for nonprofits --, you can leverage your financial resources.
PLANNING: Power Vision & Strategic Thinking
How powerful is your nonprofit? This class reinforces the idea that “great accomplishments are always accompanied by a great vision.” The blueprint for this method provides innovative ideas to turn organizational strength and vision into a strategic plan. Each step in your plan must be reviewed, and the resources to make it work must be identified to ensure long-term success for your organization.
Florida Association of Nonprofits assists Florida’s 50,000+ nonprofits, in strengthening their leadership, management, financial and public policy capacity to reach their missions. We invite participation by anyone interested in the future of Florida’s private, nonprofit sector.
Florida Nonprofits, a 501(c)(3), is Florida's state association of nonprofits and a member (since 1991) of the Independent Sector, Washington, D.C. FANO has contributed to the leadership and founding of many nonprofit organizations including: Aspen Publishers, National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA, now called NCN), Sister Cities International and Kids Voting. Contributions to Florida Nonprofits are tax- deductible as allowed by law.
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