Introduction to Nonprofit Management
Managing and growing a nonprofit requires specific knowledge and skills. Learn how to assess community need, compare for profit and nonprofit entities, and steps to establish a nonprofit. Students will engage in learning and developing a logic model. Topics covered also include role of Board of Directors, public accountability, and fiscal responsibility.
Development Planning & Fundraising
Discuss how development applies to organizations large and small. Learn steps to create a development plan, utilize online giving, explore creative fundraising, discuss the importance of research, ethics and best practices.
Successful Grant Writing
Get an A-Z overview of the grantwriting process and learn the core components of every grant proposal:cover letter, needs assessment, budget, methodology, and program evaluation. Develop a strategic approach to write a successful grant proposal.
Volunteer Program Management
A guide for the optimal use of volunteers is critical. Develop a successful volunteer management plan by focusing on the volunteer management cycle, including the process for planning, recruitment, training, and scheduling.
Leadership, Management & Human Resources
Acquire skills to lead, manage, recruit, interview, screen, and train paid staff and volunteers. Understand differences between paid staff and volunteers. Performance management, employment law, harassment, and termination are also covered.
Public Relations, Marketing & Social Media
Explore tools and techniques to get the word out about your nonprofit mission and volunteer opportunities. Develop a strategy to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, market special events, raise funds and more.
Financial Management & Budgeting
Financial management is one of the most important practices in running a non-for-profit organization. You will learn how knowledge of accounting and budgeting will provide the necessary tools and skills to understand the financial challenges and constraints of running an organization. Students will acquire a working knowledge of nonprofit financials in general, review various financial statements, and learn how to create, implement and monitor operating and program/project budgets.
Program Evaluation and Measurement
Conducting program evaluations is critical for demonstrating program impact to various stakeholders. Learn how to plan an evaluation, design a questionnaire, select evaluation methods, and interpret data to produce a cohesive evaluation report.
How To Apply
To enter the training, interested applicants must:
- be fluent in English (written and spoken)
- have a computer(or access to one) and an email address in order to receive reading materials
- complete and submit VMG's Nonprofit Management Training Program Registration Form with payment
Schedules, Fees & Registration
Online Training - Summer
To register, complete and submit the VMG Nonprofit Management Training Program Registration Form and make payment. It's that easy! There is no application process required. Registration continues till classes are full or until four business days prior to the class date. Walk-in registration on the day of class is not permitted. You may mail the form with payment to Volunteer Management Group or fax the form for faster service. Volunteer Management Group's address and fax number are on the form. Please email training (at) volunteermanagementgroup.com with questions or to confirm that the form and payment have been received.
Registration for Individual Courses
Individual course registration may be available for some training schedules. Please see schedules posted on the web to determine if individual course registration is available.
Cancellation Policy: No Refunds
For both online and classroom programs, registration is first come, first served. Space is limited. Due to space arrangements all payments are final. No refunds possible. Students having cancellations or missing a class will receive access to an online recording for the class. Cancellation policy applies to online and classroom programs.
Minimum enrollment must be met for a program to run. When maximum enrollment for the program is reached, the program will be closed and the names of interested registrants will be put on a wait list and notified on a first come basis if an opening occurs. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
Homework and Grades
This is a non-credit training program. While grades will not be given, students are offered the option to meet "VMG Challenge Assignments" assigned for each course by completing the challenge and submitting work to the instructor for feedback and critique. Instructors will only review work on a timely basis at the time the course is taught (not after you finish the series).
Students are required to be professional and, for courtesy to the instructor and other students, be on time. If absence is to occur, the student is responsible for notifying VMG and requesting permission to take the class in the next session. With all rescheduling requests, the registration fee must be paid, if applicable, when registering. Each instructor maintains and submits attendance records for each class.
Completing Your Training
The Nonprofit Management Training consists of completing the 8 courses listed above. Upon completion you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by VMG. Attendance at each class is required. Partial attendance in any class does not count toward completion. Certificates will be mailed out within 4 weeks of program completion.
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