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Non-Profit

TCC’s Non-Profit Management programs teach the fundamental organizational and management principles that can be used by leaders in the nonprofit sector to strengthen both their systems and service delivery. These classes provide affordable, practical and accessible information to people working in the nonprofit arena, whether they are paid staff, directors, board members, philanthropists or volunteers.

Course Offerings

 

 Creating an Effective Board

 

Creating an Effective Board

One of the most important components of a successful nonprofit is the board of directors. The board is responsible for the leadership and decision making of the nonprofit organization, and the ability to perform their responsibilities is critical.

Learn how to:

  • Develop and maintain a communication link to the community, promoting the work of the organization
  • Select board members
  • Orient and train board members
  • Create an effective board structure
  • Establish appropriate responsibilities of the board
  • Create positive working relationships between board and staff
  • Utilize methods to improve board performance

Target Audience: Executive directors and managers
 

 Creating Strategic Alliances and Transitions

 

Creating Strategic Alliances and Transitions

Nonprofit leaders are embracing the necessity of “leading beyond the walls” of each individual organization and developing partnerships that thrive on shared strengths and views. Many executive directors find that through short-term collaborations, as well as formal structured strategic alliances, they can better fulfill their mission, especially when faced with the breadth and complexity of the changing community needs and increasing competition for donor dollars. The focus of this seminar is on the different methods for utilizing strategic alliances for the benefit of the nonprofit organization.

Learn how to:

  • Identify alliance options
  • Establish agreements
  • Design the new governance structure
  • Integrate cultures
  • Plan and implement the transition
  • Create a strategic alliance
  • Assist the organization through change

Target Audience: Executive directors and managers
 

 Financial Management of a Nonprofit

 

Financial Management of a Nonprofit

All nonprofit organizations must keep financial records and provide a financial summary. A basic accounting system is the foundation for the creation of financial reports that must be maintained as required by the government. The first area of responsibility for financial management is establishing an accounting system using a “cash” or “accrual” basis. Another major requirement of the financial system of a nonprofit organization is the creation of a budgeting process for both the entire organization and individual programs.
 
Learn how to:

  • Establish appropriate accounting methods and create appropriate financial statements
  • Determine methods for financial verification
  • Establish budgets for programs and operations
  • Use financial information to improve performance

Target Audience: Executive directors and office bookkeepers
 

 Introduction to Nonprofit Management

 

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

Learn the basics of fundraising for nonprofit organizations, from annual and special fund drives to more advanced projects involving corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and planned giving. Develop the skills and strategies needed to become an integral part of one of America’s fastest growing service sectors.

Learn how to:

  • Create strategies that will take your organization to new heights of prosperity and productivity
  • Plan special event and meeting management, public relations strategies
  • Find a position in this fascinating and rewarding field of work

Target Audience: Executive directors and managers
 

 Managing Nonprofit Organization Risk

 

Managing Nonprofit Organization Risk

This course is designed to provide nonprofit professionals with a more complete understanding of potential risks, including the development strategies for minimizing exposure to potential lawsuits.

Learn how to:

  • Identify general liability concerns of nonprofit organizations
  • Develop strategies to minimize exposure to lawsuits
  • Establish appropriate risk management practices and reduce human resources-related risks

Target Audience: Executive directors and office managers

 

 Marketing Your Nonprofit

 

Marketing Your Nonprofit

In the face of stiff competition, more worthwhile causes, regulations and watchdog agencies, and fewer funding opportunities, you need to work smarter—not longer. Further the ideals and goals of your nonprofit by learning to compete more effectively for members, media attention, donors, clients and volunteers.

Learn how to:

  • Use powerful marketing techniques to help your nonprofit succeed
  • Persuade the media to communicate your organization’s message and further its ideals and goals

Target Audience: Marketing directors, executive directors and managers
 

 Managing the Performance of a Nonprofit

 

Managing the Performance of a Nonprofit

It is critical for the executive director of a nonprofit organization to have the skills required to manage the performance of the organization, especially when working with volunteers who have a different relationship with the organization than paid staff members. Performance management includes the measurement of performance for the entire organization, as well as program and individual staff and volunteers. Without appropriate performance measurements, the organization is like a ship without a rudder.

Learn how to:

  • Identify the specific measurement metrics that are needed to measure performance
  • Establish a plan for measuring performance
  • Increase the performance focus of staff and volunteers
  • Remove barriers that impede individual performance
  • Increase the ability of staff members and volunteers to perform
  • Increase the empowerment of staff and volunteers to increase performance
  • Take appropriate action when staff and volunteers fail to perform

Target Audience: Executive directors and managers
 

 Planning for Growth and Sustainability

 

Planning for Growth and Sustainability

The purpose of the seminar is to provide the participants with a method for the development and implementation of a business plan that is designed to guide the nonprofit organization in attaining its mission.

Learn how to:

  • Analyze the current situation facing the organization
  • Identify an organization’s stakeholders and the requirements of the organization
  • Establish business objectives and initiatives that are designed to achieve the overall mission of the organization
  • Identify the requirements for successful implementation of a business plan

Target Audience: Executive directors and office managers
 

 Program Management

 

Program Management

The demand for systematic data on the performance of nonprofit programs continues to increase. Elected officials, foundations and other nonprofits, oversight agencies, and citizens want to know what value is provided to the public by the programs they fund. Staff members also want to know how their programs are performing so they can make improvements and learn from the information gathered. The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with the information and processes for planning, implementing and evaluating programs in order to satisfy various constituents.

Learn how to:

  • Identify clients and their needs and identify goals and objectives for resolving their needs
  • Identify methods or activities of the program and establish performance evaluation methods
  • Plan the implementation of the program
  • Identify methods for utilizing performance evaluation

Target Audience: Executive directors and managers

Contact Information

For more information contact the Division of Workforce Development by phone (850) 201-8760 or e-mail workforce@tcc.fl.edu.

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