Continuing Education

Nonprofit Management

Starting A Nonprofit In New Jersey

Instructor: Carl Lillvik, senior consultant, Little Cove Services

Explore the essential elements for establishing a nonprofit organization in New Jersey. Understand why and how formulating a clear mission is vital to its success: Why does it need to exist, who will it serve, what will it do, where will it operate? Investigate whether your nonprofit’s mission requires establishing a nonprofit corporation. Review “IRS Publication 557, Tax Exempt Status For Your Organization” as well as the documents needed to establish your organization, its federal tax exempt status and registration as a charitable organization.

Thurs, June 26, 2014, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XNONP 027 W


Introduction To Grantwriting

Instructor: Carl Lillvik, senior consultant, Little Cove Services

Do you have a great idea—but no money—for providing a meaningful service for a specific group of people, environment, the arts, or another worthwhile cause? Turn a great idea into a reality with funds from the government, private foundations, or corporations. Discover sources to approach and how to do it. Learn the basics of writing the various components of the grant proposal, finding and targeting potential grant sources, understanding the psychology of dealing with funders and avoiding the “dirty dozen” pitfalls.

Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 9 am-5 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XNONP 002 W


Certificate In Nonprofit Management – September 2014 – February 2015

Learn, network, and exchange ideas in an interactive environment. The Certificate In Nonprofit Management program offers a variety of courses taught by a broad range of leading practitioners. In addition to presenting a solid basis of knowledge of the role of nonprofits and how they operate, the courses cover the most productive strategies for meeting challenges specific to the nonprofit arena. Explore the dynamics of two major types of nonprofits: charitable and philanthropic 501(c)3 agencies, and trade professional 501(c)6 associations, and their differences and similarities.

To acquire a certificate: Have your instructor sign an Attendance Verification form after each course. It is your responsibility to collect and keep the signed forms in a safe place. (Lost Attendance Verifications and/or certificates will be replaced for a fee of $25.)

Who should attend: Staff, volunteers, board members, executive directors, program directors, committee chairpersons, and those interested in these positions.

The continual theme of the program is creating a healthy, vibrant organization by utilizing the talents of staff and volunteers. Attaining the Certificate In Nonprofit Management requires completion of the following six courses in any order:


Fundamentals Of Nonprofit Management

Instructor: Carl Lillvik, senior consultant, Little Cove Services

Gain a solid foundation of what it takes to create and maintain a healthy nonprofit organization. 3 SESSIONS

Tues, Sep 16-30, 2014, 6:30-9 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XNONP 017 W


Board Development For Nonprofits

Leslie Loysen, CFRE (certified fund raising executive)

Examine the role of the nonprofit board of directors. Explore what individual members’ responsibilities, requirements, and duties are, the best way to recruit members, and how to conduct an effective orientation program. 3 SESSIONS

Wed, Oct 8-22, 2014, 6:30-9 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XNONP 025 W


Recruiting, Retaining And Managing Volunteers

Margean Gladysz, senior vice president, National Executive Service Corps

Uncover the essential skills to grow and manage a thriving volunteer program. 3 SESSIONS
Wed, Nov 5-19, 2014, 6:30-9 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XNONP 023 W


Strategic Planning For Nonprofits

Carl Lillvik, senior consultant, Little Cove Services

Gain a clear understanding of the unique strategic planning process in the nonprofit organization, including how it guides direction, structure, and operations. 3 SESSIONS

Wed, Dec 3-17, 2014, 6:30-9 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XNONP 024 W


Fund Raising And Marketing For Nonprofits

Leslie Loysen, CFRE (certified fund raising executive)

Review and explore the basic principles of fundraising and marketing for nonprofits. 3 SESSIONS

Wed, Jan 7-21, 2015, 6:30-9 pm
Fee and Code: $129, XNONP 021 W


Financial Management For Nonprofits

David Gray, CFP, president, Finance Arts, LLC

Gain a solid understanding of financial reports, budget preparation, IRS reporting, and what impacts a nonprofit’s financial viability. 3 SESSIONS

Fee and Code: $129, XNONP 026 W

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