Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp

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Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp
Advance your career in the nonprofit sector!
The intensive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp is a 3 day, not-for-credit certificate course designed for new executives, managers and emerging professionals from the nonprofit sector.  Our goal is to develop leaders who can sustain themselves and their organizations while also improving their leadership capabilities and people management skill set. Participants will develop a robust toolkit of strategic and tactical skills to easily apply to the day-to-day in their jobs.
  • "This class fills a niche void and was exactly what I hoped existed out there for nonprofit leaders. The information and professional development were top notch."  (Spring 2017 program graduate)
  • "The Nonprofit Bootcamp was a real-world training for executives and managers. It was interesting, fun and highly informative. The networking was an added benefit. It was an excellent investment in my leadership and I am looking forward to additional training through CEN." (August 2017 program graduate)
  • (August 2017 program graduate)"I loved that it was intimate, that we could share our real life experiences and get on the spot consulting about the specific issues. As a rising leader I was extremely appreciative of the down to earth attitudes of the presenters. They maintained very professional, but also got thto the roots of certain topics in a way that was relatable and understandable. They listened to our stories and tailored course information to what we needed. (August 2017 program graduate)
  • "The strategic planning discussion was incredibly helpful. Understanding best practices and what NPs do." (August 2017 program graduate)
  • "Really great overview for anyone in nonprofits. Helped me validate some of my experiences." (August 2017 program graduate)
  • "I would recommend this course to aspiring NP leaders because it gives you a crash course in nonprofit leadership and a wealth of tools to circle back to and apply in the future." (August 2017 program graduate)
October 12, 13 and 14, 2017, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM (1 hour for lunch)
CSM, Building 14, Room 218

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Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp: Course Breakdown
Day Module Description
Understanding the Nonprofit Industry
  • Introductions
  • What does it really mean to be a nonprofit?
  • Industry challenges
  • Skills needed to run a nonprofit
Personal Leadership
  • The 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Personal 360 Leadership Perspectives Inventory
  • Social styles
  • Team building
  • Effective meetings
  • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • Working with boards
Strategic Planning and Thinking
  • Mission, vision, impact, operational planning
  • Fundamental steps to strategic planning
  • Measuring impact & making your vision a reality
Financial Leadership
  • Core components of nonprofit financials
  • How to read a nonprofit financial statement
  • Nonprofit funding types
  • Overhead myth & dual bottom line
  • Is my nonprofit financially sustainable?
Fund Development
  • Stages of fundraising
  • Fundraising strategies
  • How to create a fund development plan
  • Creating a case of support
  • Role playing
CEN Experienced Instructors: Jennifer Simmons, Executive Director & Donna Wies, Senior Consultant

Guest Speakers Have Included: Edward W. (Ned) Barnholt, former Chairman, President, & CEO - Agilent Technologies, Annette Eros, CEO - Ronald McDonald House at Sanford, Ira Holtzman , CFO - The Health Trust, and Amari Romero-Thomas, CEO & Principle Consultant - Mosaic Training Consulting

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Thu, Fri, Sat

College of San Mateo (CSM)

Jennifer Simmons 



Please read:  CSM Bldg. 14 , Rm. 218



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/12/2017 - 10/14/2017 Weekly - Thu, Fri, Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM San Mateo, College of San Mateo (CSM)  Map Jennifer Simmons