LFCC Workforce Solutions 2014 Nonprofit Academy

LFCC Workforce Solutions is excited to offer a new 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.

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 Organizations

As a member of our partnering organizations you will receive an exclusive discount towards any of the courses offered in the Nonprofit Academy.

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Member/Partner Discount

Members of the Front Royal Warren County and Shenandoah County Chambers and Partner Organizations of OurHealth: contact your respective association to receive your class code discount!


Nonprofit Academy 2014 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)

February, 26, 2014
9:00 AM – 4 PM
Lunch Included
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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.

March 12, 2014
9:00 AM – Noon
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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.

March 12, 2014
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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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.

March 19, 2014
9:00 AM – 4 PM
Lunch Included
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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!

March 27, 2014
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Financial Reporting from A to Z:

Do financial spreadsheets 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 financial documents such as the recommended chart of accounts structure, an 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 990 forms, and an overview of the purpose and elements of an audit.

April 2, 2014
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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So You Say You’re No “Techie”? – How to Interpret and Communicate Technology Challenges: 

“Wireless networks, voice over IP phone systems, networked printers and faxes, shared drives, virtual networks, and videoconferencing….what do all these things mean?  I just want to get my work done!”  In today’s highly technical work environment, technology can either fast track us or side track us!  Communicating with technical professionals often times adds even more challenges.  Overcome these frustrations and learn the basics of your digital work world and how to interpret and communicate when things go wrong or new technology is needed.         

April 15, 2014
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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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. 

April 22, 2014
1:30 – 4:30 PM
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