NLC Classroom Curriculum, 2015-2019

Note: this list includes current topics, topics planned for 2019, as well as offerings since 2015; and therefore do not all occur in any single 12-month period

Includes core, intermediate, and advanced sessions, as well as electives that might only be offered once.

Board Governance

  • Board Governance Rock Star Certificate series
  • Board Governance: Roles & Responsibilities
  • Board Governance: Fearless Fundraising
  • Board Governance: Understanding Financial Statements
  • Involving Board and CEO in Fund Development: Creating the Ultimate Partnership
  • Engaging the Next Generation of Board Leadership

Fund Development

  • Fundraiser Confidential (quarterly roundtable)
  • Digital Fundraising Moneyball:  Understanding and Tracking the Metrics That Matter
  • Fundraising 101: Fund Development Fundamentals (certificate)
  • Certificate in Grant Writing
  • Mastering The Ask: Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy and Prep
  • Components of Successful Fund Development
  • How to Increase Donor Loyalty and Lifetime Giving
  • Building a Culture of Philanthropy
  • The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors
  • Making Your Case for Support
  • Raising Major Gifts
  • Sustainability Through Annual Giving
  • Small Shop Fundraising Strategies
  • Stewardship & Recognition
  • Leadership of a Fund Development Program
  • Grant Management for Beginners & Beyond
  • Give Day Tampa Bay Series (in-class and online)
  • Amazing Donor Experiences
  • Increasing Donor Retention & Lifetime Value
  • Bloomerang webinar: Retaining Digital Donors
  • New Options in Year End Giving Campaigns
  • Discover your Fundraising Influence Style
  • Trends in Special Events
  • Involving Board and CEO in Fund Development: Creating the Ultimate Partnership
  • Creating a Fundraising Calendar
  • Capital Campaign Readiness
  • Capital Campaign Series (101, 201, 301)
  • Grant Writing 201 (webinar)
  • Generational Differences In Philanthropy
  • Planned Giving 101, 201, 301
  • Getting to YES:  Best Practices for Major Gift Fundraising
  • Fundraising 201:  Components of Successful Fund Development
  • Standout Events for Nonprofits 101, 201, 301
  • Trends in Fundraising for 2018:  What to Know & What Can Go!
  • Trends in Events:  What’s Hot & What’s Not
  • Grants 201: Advanced Grant Research
  • Grants 301: Advanced Writing for Grant Proposals
  • Donor Retention 101

Leadership & Talent Development

  • CEO Confidential (quarterly roundtable)
  • Performance Management 101, 201, and 301
  • SCRUM Project Management Basics for Nonprofits
  • Mindful Journaling
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Effective Leadership Through Self-Awareness
  • How to Increase Team Productivity
  • Taking the Dread out of Performance Management Reviews
  • CEO Forum
  • CFO Roundtable
  • Mission Driven Customer Service
  • Dealing with Generational Differences in the Workplace
  • 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
  • Conflict Resolution 101: The Power of the Pause
  • Today Matters: Time Management for the Nonprofit Professional
  • Communicating the Right Professional Image
  • Certificate in Volunteer Management
  • Professional Development for Office Managers
  • Hiring Superior Performers
  • How the Fair Labor Standards Act Impacts Nonprofits
  • Increasing Team Productivity
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment
  • Work, Interrupted
  • Hot Topics in HR
  • Mission Based Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence 101, 201 for Nonprofit Professionals
  • The Art of Making Meetings Work
  • Managing Up & Out
  • Inclusion 101, 201, 301
  • Managing 101: Foundational Best Practices for New Managers
  • Leading Change
  • Management 101, 201, 301
  • Self Care:  Strategies to Replenish, Recharge & Reboot
  • PeopleMap:  Leadership Through Self-Awareness
  • Bullying in the Workplace
  • MINDFULNESS:  The Power of Contemplative Leadership
  • CONNECTION:  Creative Ways to Connect at Work
  • ABCs of Employment Law
  • Trends in Our Changing Workforce:  Attracting and Retaining Staff, Donors & Volunteers in 2018
  • Cultural Competency
  • Positive Psychology for Nonprofit Leaders
  • Strengths Finder 101, 201, 301
  • Gratitude, Happiness, and Wellness for Nonprofit Leaders

Financial Management

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Tools for Cash Management & Analysis
  • Is Your Nonprofit Fiscally Fit?
  • QuickBooks for Nonprofits 101 and 201
  • Using Form 990 to Tell Your Nonprofit Story
  • Social Enterprise panel in CFO Forum
  • Launching a Social Enterprise
  • Changes to OMB Federal Grant Guidelines
  • QuickBooks Made Easy
  • Cybersecurity 101 and 201
  • 2018 Tax Act & Its Impact on Nonprofits
  • Risk Management:  Protecting Your Nonprofit from Internal & External Fraud
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofits

Marketing & Communications

  • Crafting an Effective Marketing and Communications Strategy
  • Digital Video 101: Shooting Professional Quality Video with Your Smartphone
  • Facebook 101 and 201
  • Twitter 101 and 201
  • Website 101: Best Practices for Nonprofit Websites
  • Website 201: SEO
  • You Tube 101 and 201
  • How to Develop a Social Media Policy for your Nonprofit
  • Creating a Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit
  • Video 101 and 201
  • Blogging for Good: How to Create Content to Increase Awareness & Engagement
  • Google Analytics 101
  • Media Relations: Are you Camera Ready?
  • Social Media for the C-Suite
  • LinkedIn for Nonprofits: Building Your Brand
  • Creating & Delivering a Powerful Story
  • Facebook Advertising
  • YouTube 101 and 201
  • LinkedIn 101
  • Advocacy 101
  • Presentations 101:  Public Speaking Under Pressure
  • Inbound Marketing 101:  Tools & Tactics For 2018
  • Trends in Public Relations:  Creating a Buzz in 2018
  • Brighten Your Media Spotlight
  • Media Pitching
  • On-Camera Interview Skills
  • Showing up with Self-confidence
  • Work-Life Balance for the Nonprofit Leaders
  • Using Form 990 as a Marketing Tool

Measurement & Evaluation

  • Strategy, Collaboration, and Data in Community Initiatives
  • Demonstrating Impact: Data Analysis
  • Demonstrating Impact: Data Collection
  • Demonstrating Impact: Data Research
  • Collaboration & Impact
  • Understanding 3rd Party Evaluations: Charity Navigator and GuideStar Rankings
  • Dashboards 101
  • 2018 Keys to Success: Goal Setting
  • Organizational Metrics 101, 201