LFCC Workforce Solutions is excited to offer the returning series of courses that have been designed by our area nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit staff, executive directors, and board members can benefit greatly from this unique program.LFCC_Workforce_Solutions_2015_Nonprofit_Academy

Earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Individuals who attend five of the eight courses offered in the Nonprofit Academy will be awarded a certificate in Nonprofit Management from LFCC Workforce Solutions.

Partner Organization

We would like to thank the Fauquier Health Foundation for partnering with Lord Fairfax Community College. Through their generosity, two free additional seats per paying registration of the  2015 Nonprofit Academy are available while funds last.

Fauquier Health

GET 2 FREE SEATS WITH EACH REGISTRATION

Free seats are limited to two free series registrations (up to 8 classes in the series) per paying registration, per organization, while funds lasts. Any additional requests will be considered on a wait list and awarded pending any remaining available funds. Through the generosity of the Fauquier Health Foundation, two free additional seats per paying registration are available while funds last.

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Nonprofit Academy 2015 Courses

Three Cornerstones of Exceptional Nonprofits:

Ideal for all levels of your organization, including Executive Directors, Board Presidents, and Board Members, this foundational course of the Nonprofit Academy sets the stage for subsequent courses and is designed for those who are responsible for the well-managed success of their organization. Learn best practices and gain essential tools that can be put into action right away! Examine your own organization in light of these three cornerstones:

  • Foundations (legal, ethical, vision/mission)
  • Fundraising (planning and execution)
  • Operations (smart objective-setting and implementation)

Date: March 5, 2015 Time: 9:00 – 4 PM
Facilitator: Alyson Ball
Location: Conference Room, Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA

Registration: $99 (lunch included) Learn More/Register

 

Leadership and Communication – Engaging Every Level of Your Nonprofit

Using unique leadership and communication skills, all nonprofit staff must inspire their volunteers and Board Members. Explore how to communicate effectively with each of these constituencies during meetings and one-on-one interactions to ensure everyone is motivated to contribute fully and able to deliver a unified message. Receive tools to more effectively interface with each of these groups and maximize contributions to your organization.

Date: March 18, 2015 Time: 9:00 – Noon
Facilitator: Alyson Ball
Location: Conference Room, Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA

Registration: $49         Learn More/Register

 

Strategic Planning

While most nonprofit leaders understand the need for a strategic plan, some organizations get lost in the details of a cumbersome process. This interactive workshop will provide a complete and easy-to-use strategic planning template that can guide the development of a strategic plan for your organization. Participants will be exposed to SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats), Criti­cal Issues Selection, and Objective Setting and Action Plan develop­ment. After this course, Board Members and nonprofit executives will be prepared to spearhead a strategic plan for your nonprofit.

Date: March 18, 2015 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Facilitator: Alyson Ball
Location: Conference Room, Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA

Registration: $49     Learn More/Register

 

Board Development and Governance

Explore the habits and tools used by well-managed boards and learn the best practices in Governance and Operational Support. Discuss how Board Com­mittees can work most effectively with staff members to create “board-worth” voting recommendations at board meetings. Both Board Members and staff members will gain practical tools to enhance the effectiveness of their nonprofit Board and improve the Board/staff relationship.

Date: April 1, 2015 Time: 9:00 – 4PM
Facilitator: Alyson Ball
Location: Conference Room, Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA

Registration: $99 (lunch included)        Learn More/Register

 

The Essentials of Nonprofit Fundraising

For Executive Directors, Development Managers, and Board Members, this course will examine how to create and implement a sustainable fundraising plan for your organization. Explore the pros and cons of various funding sources such as grants, events, corporate spon­sors, annual plans, endowed funds, and major donors. Learn how to develop a winning strategy to make the successful “ask” for your organization and leave with a toolkit of resources to help you in the years ahead!

Date: April 22, 2015 Time: 8:30 – 12:00 PM
Facilitator: Kevin Callanan, CFRE
Location: Conference Room, Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA

Registration: $49         Learn More/Register

 

Financial Reporting from A to Z:

Do financial statements feel like Alphabet Soup to you? This overview course will provide Board Members and nonprofit employees with a more thorough understanding of nonprofit basic budgeting and fundamental accounting principles. Explore areas such as the recom­mended chart of accounts structure, annual income and expense statements, balance sheets, net assets, cash flow statements includ­ing cash vs. accrual, grants and deferred revenue, the components of the IRS Form 990, and an overview of the purpose and elements of an audit.

Date: April 29, 2015 Time: 12:30 – 4:30
Facilitator: Olivia Hutton, CPA, Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C.
Location: Conference Room, Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA

Registration: $49       Learn More/Register

 

So You’re no Techie…A Beginners Guide to Technology in the Office

When we have technology challenges and call IT, they talk to us as though we understand their language. Some of us do, but many of us don’t. Learn the fundamentals of computers and the latest technologies, softwares, networks, viruses and how you can do basic troubleshooting yourself. We’ll also talk about today’s communica­tion technologies and their use. This three-hour workshop is for the technologically challenged who want a better understanding of the technologies they use and new technologies they may need. Having that knowledge will help you overcome the frustrations of communicating with others and aid you in determining the most appropriate technologies for your organization.

Date: May 13, 2015 Time: 9:00 – Noon
Facilitator: Bill Pence
Location: Conference Room, Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA

Registration: $49      Learn More/Register

 

Marketing on a Tight Budget – How to Leverage Social Media for Your Nonprofit

No marketing budget? Need to spread the word about the great services you provide to your community? Want to raise your level of awareness with potential funders? Explore the powerful and free tools that social media can bring to your nonprofit. Learn how to optimize Facebook and Twitter, and gain tools to generate interest and spread the word about the wonderful things you do! Bring your own laptop, I-Pad or tablet to experiment during this interactive session.

Date: May 13, 2015 Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Facilitator: Guy Curtis
Location: Conference Room, Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA

Registration: $49       Learn More/Register

Download the Nonprofit Academy Brochure

Nonprofit Academy 2015 Brochure – Mailer