In these difficult times, even non-profit directors, their staff and boards need to be proactive in guiding their organizations and leveraging their dollars and resources to their best advantage.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s Nonprofit Certificate Management program is offering the workshop, “Strategic Planning and Management in the Nonprofit Organization” on June 10th.
This day-long course begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm.
The focus of this workshop will be on understanding the planning, design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance process of a non-profit organization. This body of knowledge will help non-profit staff and leaders create and build a more effective organization. Visioning, setting organizational goals and creating or revising the mission statement will also be included in the session. Each participant will learn the steps required to put together a workable strategic plan for his or her organization.
The presenters bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from a variety of perspectives. Carole Martin has over twenty years leadership experience in the for-profit and non-for-profit arenas. Her areas of deep subject matter knowledge include mergers and acquisitions, the creation of sustainable partnerships, senior executive coaching, leadership development and organization turnarounds.
Lori Roming is Research and Program Officer at the Unity Foundation. She has been with the Foundation since January 2001 and currently oversees the capacity building, grant making and youth philanthropy programs. Roming is a graduate of the first class of the Midcoast Leadership Academy and currently serves as a co-coordinator of the program. She also is a graduate of the Hutchinson Center's Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, has designed the certificate program in non-profit organizational management for non-profit organization executives, staff members, and leaders to deal with contemporary issues and problems using realistic, “hands on” strategies. The various workshops will encourage interactive discussion of “real world” situations and actively engage participants in quality planning, effective program/service development, creative problem solving, and issue resolution. This certificate represents yet another of the offerings that the University of Maine Hutchinson Center has created to be responsive to the educational needs of the community.
The non-profit workshops will appeal to those involved in a variety of organizational roles, including executive directors, board/trustee members, business managers, development officers, program officers, and those holding similar positions. Those not currently engaged in non-profit organizational roles—but seeking to move into these career areas—will also gain a great deal from participation in these workshops.
Upon completion of six of the seven workshops that comprise the program, individuals will earn a certificate in Non-Profit Organization Management from the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The next nonprofit workshop being offered is July 8th, Marketing the Nonprofit Organization with Frank Burtnett.
This summer, the Hutchinson Center will once again offer the very popular Writing Winning Grant Proposals with Frank Burtnett on Monday and Tuesday, August 15 & 16, 2011. The two-day workshop will address the structure and philosophy behind sound grant proposals and tips for winning and managing grants. There is also a “hands-on” dimension where workshop participants will experiment with creating their own grant proposals. Participants will be guided through the grant proposal writing process and have a draft grant application upon completion of the workshop.