Nonprofit Management Academy 2013

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About the Nonprofit Management Academy
The Nonprofit Management Academy was established in 1999 by Iowa State University in partnership with the United Way Management Assistance Program to enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit human services groups, hospitals, government agencies, faith based organizations, private schools, art and cultural organizations, environmental groups, and others in the nonprofit sector.  Distinguished representatives of the nonprofit sector have served as advisors in the process of developing this program. Through the Nonprofit Management Academy, participants can expect to gain new ideas, contacts and a network of professional support, new information and increased knowledge, and suggestions on how to apply the information presented in each course.

About the Certificate Program
To obtain a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, program participants must complete any combination of courses totaling six CEUs (continuing education units).  CEUs are noncredit units awarded at a rate of one CEU for every 10 hours of classroom time.  Certification is available upon completion of any ten Nonprofit Management Courses.

Who Should Attend?
The Academy welcomes anyone seeking professional development in the area of nonprofit management, including staff, management, volunteers, professional association employees, educators, and private sector employees who wish to make a career change to the nonprofit sector.  Those who are interested in succession planning, building the skills of new managers, or enhancing leadership within the organization are strongly encouraged to participate. Materials
Handout materials provided to participants are included in the registration fee for each course.

The 2013 Nonprofit Management Academy Classes:

Download the 2013 Nonprofit Management Academy Brochure

All classes will be held at the
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

324 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Strategic Planning
Robert Clements and Susan Clements, E-Myth Benchmark
Thursday, March 28, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A strategic plan is essential to the success of any business, but how it gets implemented will determine how successful the business becomes. Having a clear vision isn't enough. This workshop will help participants develop clear objectives, a strategy for attaining them, and the tactics and communications to see it through.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6

Community Outreach / Internal Marketing
Quinn Pettifer, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Joe Lock, Executive Director, Affordable Housing Network, Inc.

Thursday, April 25, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Community Outreach:  Creating an intentional presence in the community that your business exists is critical to building local brand recognition, boosting employee morale and contributing to the growth of your bottom line. Discover helpful tools to create a simple yet effective strategic community outreach plan, including formulas for quarterly analysis and end of year reports to measure your outreach success.
Internal Marketing creates an environment that enables organizations to focus on whatever needs are changing internally so they can enhance their external marketplace performance. Ensure employees are effectively carrying out the organization’s mission and vision.  An informed staff is engaged and invested in the organization’s outcomes.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6
Developing into a Dynamic Leader
Jane Goeken, Community & Economic Development Specialist Iowa State University Extension
Thursday, May 23, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Features of this program include the importance of networking and keeping a connection to local issues and opportunities, and a strong emphasis on personal skills development.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6
Organizational Culture and Leadership
Robert Clements and Susan Clements, E-Myth Benchmark
Thursday, June 27, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A "healthy" organizational culture increases productivity, growth, efficiency and reduces counterproductive behavior and turnover of employees. An adaptive culture translates into organizational success. Identify your organizational culture, how to pay close attention and initiate change if needed.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6
Fundraising: Making Sense of It
Jason Wright, Vice President of Development, National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library
Thursday, July 25, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Instruction on practical applications of strategies that identify, prospect, acquire and retain donors for capital, annual, endowment and planned giving campaigns. Participants can learn about practices that strengthen fundraising campaigns by using the mission to attract donors and motivating techniques that retain and increase giving through time. They can learn the difference between campaigns, roles activities play during them, how to manage volunteers and staff during them, what they need to have prepared prior to a launch and practice toward an artful ask from the donors.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6
Models of Collaboration: Nonprofit Organizations Working Together
United Way of East Central Iowa
Thursday, August 22, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Despite their desires to serve their communities, nonprofits sometimes have good reasons not to collaborate. Like families, nonprofits have their own members, structures, history, and culture. The decision to collaborate raises hard questions about who leads, who pays, who gets credit, and whether the family will still feel like a family. This workshop helps leaders plan for productive partnerships with well-defined expectations and outcomes.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6

NonProfit Board Engagement
Richard Koontz, Jude West and Sandy Boyd - The Larned A. Waterman Nonprofit Resource Center
Thursday, September 26, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Effective boards and committees have engaged members, strong leadership and good process. When these areas are working well, a positive dynamic is created. When any area is challenged, it affects the other areas and can stall or lead to ineffectiveness. This workshop provides the tools and resources for building or rebuilding a healthy and active board.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6
Regster for this workshop
Nonprofits and Social Media
Christoph Trappe, United Way of East Central Iowa
Thursday, October 24, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Social media can be a powerful tool when it comes to building a community that cares about your organization’s mission. If done right your message can reach millions of potential donors, volunteers, clients, or even future employees. With so many social media sites out there organizations can quickly get overwhelmed. In this workshop participants will learn easy ways to build on your existing online presence, keep the social media ball rolling and use social media to listen for important messages from your potential clientele, volunteers and donors.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6
WORKSHOP CANCELLED: Inclusion-Cultural Competence
Himar Hernandez - Community & Economic Development Specialist, Iowa State University Extension
Thursday, November 21, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More and more organizations are understanding the need for cultural competence, but who really does this well? Leaders will learn strategies that will increase creativity in problem-solving through new perspectives, ideas, and strategies, increase participation and involvement of other cultural groups, and increase trust and cooperation that promotes inclusion and equality.
Course Fee:  $70     CEU Fee:  $25    CEUs:  0.6
To Register
Mail registration form and cash or check payable to Linn County Extension to:
ISU Extension & Outreach - Linn County
383 Collins Road NE Suite 201
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
OR register online.

The registration fee is $70 per courseCEUs are available for an additional $25.  Iowa State University Continuing Education will keep a permanent record of all CEUs earned.  Participants who sign up for CEUs but do not complete their certification may carry over any CEUs earned to the next Nonprofit Management Academy.
Registration Deadline
The registration deadline is five working days prior to the first class meeting for each course.  Registrations will not be processed unless accompanied by payment in full.  An acknowledgement receipt will be sent as confirmation.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
If a participant cancels at least five days in advance of the start of a registered class, a full refund will be made.  For cancellations received fewer than five days in advance, there will be no refunds, although substitutions are welcome at any time.  In case of cancellation of the class due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be made.  Additionally, classes will be canceled if the Cedar Rapids public schools are closed due to bad weather.  Weather cancellations will be announced via the local television and radio stations.  If these classes cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be made.
For questions regarding registration or if you need accomodations for a disability, contact Lisa Klees at (319) 377-9839 Ext. 303 or by email at
Note Given the possibility of scheduling conflicts, speakers are subject to change.

Nonprofit Netowrk United Way of East Central Iowa Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center


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