By: SNJ Today Staff
CHERRY HILL, N.J. – The Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey is holding a number of workshops aimed at assisting local nonprofit organizations or those individuals who wish to start a nonprofit with their endeavors.
The Center, founded in 2006, is an all-volunteer service organization committed to enhancing the work of the over 10,000 nonprofit organization in the region “through technical assistance, information-sharing, education, celebrations, and networking,” according to the organization’s website.
The organization and eight of its volunteer leaders have been cited by former President Barack Obama with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The following is a list of upcoming events sponsored by the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey:
7- 24-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Elements of Successful Leadership: How to Motivate, Earn Trust, and Get Results
Explore the pathways to becoming a successful leader, including traits of successful leaders who motivate, earn trust, and get results. Topics include the responsibilities of key senior managers, the relationship between staff and board, and identification of key management issues.
7-29-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Starting a Non-Profit Organization (NPO): What You Need to Know and What You Need to Do
A crash course in “everything” someone hoping to create an NPO needs to know.
8-2-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Board Governance: What Every NPO Board Member Needs to Know
Learn how boards should (and actually) work, responsibilities of board membership, and legal expectations deriving from board members’ fiduciary responsibilities. Topics include recruiting and election, expectations (i.e., “Give, Get, or Get Off”), tools for evaluating board performance, succession planning, and term limits, and insurance requirements for NPOs, including Workers Comp, Officers & Directors, Errors and Omission, and General Liability.
8-9-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Marketing the Small NPO on a Shoestring Budget: Using “Earned Media” and Collaboration
Includes two-dozen specific money-saving tips on making “earned media” (public relations) work for you. Plus two-dozen additional tips on how to collaborate with other organizations to lighten your load. Remember: in order to get people to sit up and take notice, YOU have to sit up and take notice of what makes people sit up and take notice!
8-16-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Public Speaking for NPO Pros: Looking Good and Sounding Good
Simply being “on the side of the angels” doesn’t guarantee that you’re good at telling your organization’s story. Learn how to look and sound your best at the podium and in front of a microphone. Covers everything from Aristotle’s lessons on effective presentation tactics to the famous 55-38-7 rule, to how to avoid being overcome by “nerves.”
10-10-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Success Metrics and Program Impact: You Are What You Count
How do you evaluate the impact of your program? You are what you count, so you need to be conversant with success metrics, CQI, and change management. Topics include evaluation tools and step-by-step program assessment.
10-17-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Human Resources and Employment Law: Understanding Workplace Laws and Creating a Positive Work Environment
Introduction to the role of HR in Non Profit Management. Topics include understanding workplace laws and legal relationships, including creation of an Employee Handbook, creating a positive work environment, and utilizing a step-by-step process for addressing performance problems and making best hiring decisions. Additional topics include FMLA, ADA, diversity inclusion in hiring, “firing without fear,” at-will employment, discrimination investigations (including potential classes), and medical marijuana.
10-21-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Volunteer Management: Finding Them and Keeping Them
Introduction to the recruitment and management of volunteers, including vetting and background checks, skill/need matching, and recognition.
10-28-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Succession Planning for NPOs: Who Has the Keys… And Not Just to the Office?
If you ask people in a non-profit, who holds the keys to their website, they will usually name a single person. If you ask what happens if that person suddenly leaves, who could they turn to, you will usually get a very disturbed deer in the headlight look. For most non-profits their key resource is their people. Yet for a variety of reasons, very few non-profits consider what would happen if a key staff member, board member or volunteer should get sick, no longer be available or decide to leave. Explore the key activities needed to assure the sustainability of a non-profit when it loses key personnel.
11-4-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Time Management: Doing What You Like to Do vs. What You Need to Do
Insight into making “good” decisions and working more efficiently. Plus a look at 18 different apps that help track your team’s work hours and also their productivity (you can eliminate distractions). Includes discussions about assigning people to different tasks, creating projects based on budget, people, tasks, etc.
11-14-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Effective Meetings: Is This Term Really an Oxymoron?
How do you turn “this is a colossal waste of time” meetings into short, focused meetings that produce results? Studies suggest that the average manager will spend as much as 31 hours in unproductive meetings every month. Not hard to believe when you realize that, on average, an employee attends 62 meetings each and every month. Even more important: 91% admit to daydreaming, 47% complain poor meetings are the #1 time-waster in the office, and 39% admit that they have even fallen asleep! Help your people reach a common understanding on what factors influence good and bad meetings.
11-18-19 | Camden County College, Rohrer 106 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Social Media: What to Do and What Not to Do
Facebook, You Tube, Instagram, Twitter? How many social media platforms do your need? Should you blog or create a vlog? How often should you post? Which platforms should you use? And how can you use them effectively…especially if you’re not a social media maven?
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