NPDC Workshops at Camden County College: Spring 2022
Via Zoom • Wednesdays • 6 to 8:30 PM
The Camden County College Workshop Series on Non Profit Management has been created for leadership track NPO managers and others wishing to broaden their skills and knowledge.
To register, go to camdencc.edu/CE or call 888-228-2466. Program participants learn to identify, understand, and apply a broad spectrum of management skills and practices in ten (10) critical areas of NPO program management. Participants can register for one workshop, several, or all ten.
The curriculum has been curated by the Board of the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey.
- Marketing the NPO on a Shoestring Budget: “Earned Media” and Collaboration
February 2/Michael Willmann
Includes two-dozen specific money-saving tips on making “earned media” (public relations) work for you. Plus two-dozen additional tips on how to collaborate with other organizations to lighten your load. Remember: in order to get people to sit up and take notice, YOU have to sit up and take notice of what makes people sit up and take notice!
- Digital Fundraising: Getting the Money You Need…Using Online Tools and Tactics
February 9/Macy Zhelyazkova and Michael Willmann
The best outreach leads to the most effective communication, stronger relationships, and better fundraising. So, how can you ensure you have the best outreach? This is an introduction to the new world of online fundraising…the concepts, practices and tools that are available to you, including the creation and use of endowments. Topics include understanding funding trends, classifying and motivating donors (i.e., individuals, business organization, funders, and foundations), creating and utilizing a Case Statement, and analyzing and deploying alternative fundraising strategies.
- Human Resources and Employment Law: Creating a Positive Work Environment
February 16/Clark Whitney, Esq. (or Associate)
Introduction to the role of HR in nonprofit management. Topics include understanding workplace laws and legal relationships, including creation of an Employee Handbook, creating a positive work environment, and utilizing a step-by-step process for addressing performance problems and making the best hiring decisions. Additional topics include FMLA, ADA, diversity inclusion in hiring, “firing without fear,” at-will employment, discrimination investigations (including potential classes), and medical marijuana.
- Creating and Executing Virtual Events: New Ways To “Meet” and “Connect” Online
February 23/Ira Weissman et al and/or TBD
The extraordinary challenges that have come with navigating the Pandemic have forced organizations to find new ways to meet, network, intersect/connect and create visibility with and among target audiences. How can you use Zoom, GoToMeeting and other new digital tools to achieve your “meeting” goals digitally?
- Social Media for NPOs: Making the Most Popular Online Platforms Work for You
March 2/Pam Collins
Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter? How many social media platforms do you need? Should you blog or create a vlog? How often should you post? Which platforms should you use? And how can you use them effectively…especially if you’re not a social media maven?
- Grant Writing: Effectively Presenting Your Organization’s Case for Support
March 9 /Tracey Sharpe and/or Erin Kane
One of the most important points of access for NPO fundraising is the pursuit of direct grants. Learn how and where to find sources for grants and, having found them, to effectively present your organization’s case for support. This workshop is an introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. Participants will get solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What It Is, Why It’s Important, and How to Foster It
March 16/Ira Weissman
Introduction to assessing your diversity, equity and inclusion within your organization and becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization. Includes the role of foundations in fostering NPO diversity.
- Board Governance: What Every NPO Board Member Needs to Know
March 23/Les Cohen
Learn how boards should (and actually) work, responsibilities of board membership, and legal expectations deriving from board members’ fiduciary responsibilities. Topics include recruiting and election, expectations (i.e., “Give, Get, or Get Off”), tools for evaluating board performance, succession planning, and term limits, and insurance requirements for NPOs, including Workers Comp, Officers & Directors, Errors and Omission, and General Liability.
- Success Metrics and Program Impact: How Do You Know If You’re Successful
March 30/Ira Weissman
Many experts contend that “you are what you count.” So, what should you be counting and how can you be sure that you are being objective? And why does it matter? When your funders are deciding whether to continue, expand, or cut back their support, they want to know what you’re “measuring” and how successful you are. You can’t afford to disappoint them. Become familiar with common success metrics, CQI, and change management, including evaluation tools and step-by-step program assessment.
- Volunteer Management: Finding Great Volunteers and Keeping Them
April 6/Ira Weissman
Introduction to the recruitment, management, and recognition of volunteers, including vetting and background checks, skill/need matching, and recognition.