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Certificate in Non-Profit Management

This course will be delivered online with live instruction via Blackboard Collaborate.

The certificate is designed to meet the needs of the non-profit professionals who seek a broader role within their organization. Upon completion of the program, participants will have attained an overview of the various operational divisions of an organization and a focused view of themselves as a contributor. This certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the following eight core courses:

Project Management Best Practices for Non-Profits - Week 1

Instructor: Jerry Flach

This course will provide participants with an understanding of project management principles to facilitate the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closing of projects and programs that meet specific organizational goals and objectives. Learn the nature of projects, unique, temporary endeavors constrained by resources such as time and cost, and the application of knowledge, tools and techniques to meet stakeholder expectations. Discover the nuances of managing, influencing and communicating for project success.

Ethical Issues for Non-Profits Workshop - Week 2

Instructor: Jerry Flach

Non-profits are held to the highest standards with regards to conflict of interest, sound governance and truth in fundraising. The Ethical Issues for Non-Profits workshop will highlight current “hot topics” affecting charitable non-profit organizations. You will learn about the effect Sarbanes-Oxley legislation has had on nonprofits, ways that your non-profit can become more accountable, and more.

Volunteer Management Course - Week 3

Instructor Carolyn McCombs

The volunteer is such an integral part of all non-profits, that a thorough understanding of how best to manage this valuable human resource is critical. Managers have a certain amount of control over employees. This is not the case with volunteers. This program will cover areas such as recruiting volunteers, putting the right volunteer with the right tasks, how to uncover volunteers skills, and many more.

Human Resource Issues for Non-Profits - Week 4

Instructor Carolyn McCombs

The Human Resource Issues for Non-Profits course will cover the most common human resource issues non-profits experience. These include wage and hour issues for non-profit employers, the art of hiring and firing, risk management in hiring, an overview of employment law, and a discussion of best practices in safe hiring and employment issues. You will also design an employee handbag related to your non-profit.

Non-Profit Management Workshop - Week 5

Instructor Carolyn McCombs

Learn to maximize results in your non-profit organization through effective management strategies. Non-Profit Management workshop covers reducing costs and controlling resources, as well as hot to select management tools to survive in an uncertain and changing environment. 

Grant Writing for Non-Profits - Week 6

Instructor Carolyn McCombs

The Grant Writing for Non-Profits workshop is focused on techniques for finding and writing successful grant applications to foundations, government, and corporate funders. Participants are invited to come prepared with a funding idea for class discussion.

Fundraising for Non-Profits - Week 7

Instructor Carolyn McCombs

This workshop will cover key elements of a fundraising plan for small to midsized nonprofit organizations including discussion of annual appeals, special events, memberships and dues, board giving, grant writing, user fees and innovative business approaches to generating income. The workshop emphasizes practical lessons for fundraising success.

Non-Profit Marketing - Week 8

Instructor Carolyn McCombs

Most not-for-profits do not function with large-scale budgets as do any private corporations and for-profit organizations. In fact, tight budgets and restrictions on the use of income, along with the absence of dedicated communications professionals, often result in resistance for adopting new ideas and expansion into new areas. The Non-Profit Marketing program provides a sound understanding of the benefits of a carefully orchestrated marketing and public relations campaign grounded in a marketing mindset. 

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 Course Registration will close 3 business days before the start of class

  If you have any questions or concerns please call 973-720-2354 or email certificateprogram@wpunj.edu and beckfordj4@wpunj.edu

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Our Instructors:

 

Jerry Flach MBA, PMP is a Project Management Leadership Professional based in the New York metropolitan area. Her career spans financialservices and community development work with for pro fit and nonprofit organizations including with the Habitat for Humanity where she led their green building and neighborhood revitalization programs including leading the delivery of five LEED Platinum Homes and obtaining over $3MM in community development funding. Her passion for sustainable development shines through in her current role as Vice-President, Community Development Program Manager with Valley National Bank on their CRA/ Corporate Social Responsibly team. Additionally Jerry teaches project and nonprofit management through William Paterson University. Jerry is dedicated to community service; she volunteers with local planning and utility boards and she’s a Soil Conservation District Supervisor for the HEP District in the North Jersey region.

 

Carolyn McCombs has served in the Paterson community for over 25 years. She has an earned Masters in Business Administration and a B.A. degree in Spanish and Communications both from Rutgers University. During her early career she served in various marketing and strategic planning capacities at Chubb & Son, AT&T and Sony. Carolyn has also served in various ministerial capacities over the past 18 years including Co-Pastor of Open Door Ministries, volunteer Chaplain Passaic County Jail, President of the Board of Directors of Paterson Alliance, and Chairperson of the Passaic County Workforce Development Board Faith Based Committee.

Instructor : Jerry Flach & Carolyn McCombs
Dates : 10/05/21 to 11/30/21
Days : Tues,Online
From : 6:00 PM - 9:00pm
Fee : $ 499.00
Course Number : B131


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