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Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management – 2017

Welborn Baptist Foundation is pleased to offer your organization the opportunity to participate in a unique, new cohort training experience developed in collaboration with the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network and endorsed by the Southern Indiana Grantmakers (SING).  The Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management course is designed to assist participants’ understanding in the foundational components of a nonprofit.

Although staff and board members may have varying degrees of experience and expertise, a shared learning experience on the essential framework can assist a collective approach with the desired outcome of increasing the ability to effectively manage a nonprofit, thereby establishing and strengthening the organization.

The intended audience is that of one consistent staff member (executive director) and a consistent board member (in most cases it will be the board chair) who partner through a “linked module” cohort learning of 6, one-day sessions covering such areas as:  Governance and Leadership, Planning and Evaluation, Marketing and Communication, Fundraising, Managing Human Resources & Compliance, Volunteer Management and Finance.  We hope for participants to engage with an inclusive lens so as to be mindful of their organization’s stakeholders and diverse potential client populations as they gain insight.  The targeted launch is February of 2017.  Training sessions will be facilitated by expert instructors, and participants will have the opportunity to network with peers in the nonprofit community throughout the program.

WBF would like to invite you to consider participating in this first-time, pilot offering. This invitation is non-transferable.  This training opportunity will require a significant commitment that will include the following:

  • Must commit one designated staff (executive director) and one designated board member to the training.
  • Completion of all assignments (as assigned).
  • Must commit to providing program/participant evaluations, during and post course.
  • Submission of a brief organizational profile.
  • Excused absences- a total of 3 absences by either designated member are allowed as long as at least one designated representative is present at all sessions.

2017 Training Dates (planned as 8:30-3:30pm and held in the lower level at First Security Bank building located at 21 SE Third Street, Evansville): February 23th; April 18; May 18th; June 27th; August 10th; and September 19th                                  

The Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management course will be underwritten in large part by Welborn Baptist Foundation. However, participating organizations will be asked to provide a nominal fee of $395 per organization (2 participants in 6 learning settings), invoiced in 2017.

We believe this program will offer participants a transforming experience, as a consistent cohort and individually, that will equip them to add even greater value to their organizations in the near term and enhance personal competencies for their respective nonprofit roles.  We hope your organization will consider taking part in this special “organizational effectiveness” offering. 

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