Nonprofit Management Academy - Johnson County

Nonprofit Management Academy professional development Iowa City

The Nonprofit Management Academy (NMA) 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.

Participants may enroll in individual courses or a program leading to a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. CEUs provided through Continuing Education and Communication Services, Iowa State University.

Click Here for to download the 2014 NMA Brochure

All classes will be held at the Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway 218 South in Iowa City.

And You Thought the Nonprofit World was Conflict Free

Don Broshar, Don Broshar Consulting, LLC
Thursday, May 22, 2014                  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
It seems I’m experiencing an increase in conflict, crisis management, or nonprofit boards of directors in “sticky situations”. What role does conflict and the related difficult behavior play in the management of nonprofit organizations today? This interactive workshop will focus on defining conflict, determining what creates conflict, and developing strategies for managing and resolving those conflicts. The workshop will also  examine the role a nonprofit board of directors plays in managing, or perhaps even creating, conflict in organizations. The workshop participants will explore how to select the right board members and how to develop the board members to be effective in their governance role.

Only Superheroes should have Secret Identities - Crafting and Sharing your Story
Rob Cline, The University of Iowa’s Hancher
Melea Dau, The Englert Theatre
Thursday, June 5, 2014  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Keeping the community informed about the good work your organization does requires two things – a compelling story told well, and the right plan for sharing that story. This course will help you identify your most important stories, draft ways to tell them, and consider the various outlets—from print to social media and more—for sharing them. Storytelling is a superpower, and this course will help you wield it for good.

Understanding the Human Resource Aspect of a Nonprofit
Don Broshar,  Don Broshar Consulting, LLC
Thursday, June 19 , 2014                               9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The realm of human resources is constantly changing. Staying up-to-date is not always easy. This session will explore different aspects of human resources. In this workshop the participants will explore the following issues; FLSA, exempt vs nonexempt, performance review, documentation, hiring practices, retention of top employees, training and development; as well as others of interest to the participants. At the end of the workshop you will have an appreciation for why the most common answer in Human Resources is “It depends.”

Organizational Planning
Regenia Bailey, Bailey Leadership Initiative, LLC
Thursday, September 18, 2014                    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will discover ways to create and implement organizational plans. The presentation will include information about different types of organizational planning, how to determine which to use in specific situations, and the role that organizational culture plays in successful implementation of plans.

Legal Perspectives on Organizing Non-Profits: Principles & Procedures
Richard Koontz, Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center
Thursday, October 9, 2014                            9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This is a “hands on” workshop to review and complete all the legal forms needed to start a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status in the State of Iowa.  Basics of the Iowa nonprofit corporation act as it relates to starting up will be discussed.  Tax exemption issues arising on Form 1023 will also be explored.

The Secrets of a Successful Development Plan
Jody Ruff, Executive Director, Xavier High School Foundation
Thursday, October 30, 2014                         9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This session will help you to establish a successful development plan for your organization.  You will learn to assess your institutional readiness for annual, capital and planned giving. We will discuss advantages and strategies for diversifying your development revenue streams including mail solicitation, special events, major gift solicitation, planned giving programs and soft solicitations. The session will present strategies for stewardship and donor relations as a critical part of long term development success. Finally, we will examine practical ways to evaluate the effectiveness of your plan.

Diversity in Your Community
Paul Retish, University of Iowa College of Education
Thursday, November 13, 2014                     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Iowa and surrounding states are going through a change in populations.  New religions, customs, clothing and behaviors.  How can we assist these new arrivals to be an integral and positive part of the community?   What should society be aware of, make accommodations for, and how to assist newcomers to feel comfortable?  Seminar will be concerned with identifying these new strengths and how all can accommodate to each other.

The registration fee is $70 per course. CEUs are available for an additional $25.
Download and complete registration form and mail or return to:

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Johnson County
3109 Old Highway 218 South • Iowa City, IA 52246

Phone: (319) 337-2145
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