Fall 2018 Courses | Academy for Nonprofit Excellence | Tidewater Community College -

Fall 2018 Courses

Affordable and taught by subject matter experts, our one and two day classes are open to nonprofit professionals and volunteers. View and register for our Fall 2018 courses below.

Board Development, Executive Director Development & Governance (BDED)

Best Practices in Good Governance
October 3, 2018

Instructor: Amy Nisenson
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

Does your nonprofit operate under best practices in good governance? What does good governance mean for your organization? Consider if your organization is accountable, responsive, and efficient? Does your board operate following the rule of law, is transparent with its practices, encourages participation by everyone and is inclusive with regard to decision making? This course will cover how to educate your board about their roles and responsibilities, how to have the right people on the bus, and how the staff and board can work better together to handle any challenges that may come their way.
 
Learning Objectives:

  • Board roles and responsibilities
  • Board as a whole
  • setting organizational direction
  • ensuring necessary resources
  • providing oversight
  • Individual Board Members
  • Building your board-getting the right people on the bus
  • board building cycle
  • engaged board members
  • board meetings—agendas, consent agendas, executive session, dashboards
  • Board sizes and structures
  • appropriate board size
  • other types of boards (advisory, junior)
  • committees
  • board/staff roles
  • chief executive
  • board chair
  • Checklist for a high performing board

Course will include some hands-on activities and group work. Appropriate handouts will be provided. Register

Fund Development and Communication (FDC)

How to Avoid "Presentation Death by PowerPoint"
August 16, 2018

Instructor: Dean Reynolds
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA (Room 105)
Time: 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00
CEUs: .3

New Summer 1/2 day class

For professionals today, presentation and public-speaking skills are more important than ever. This course about PowerPoint will help you create slides that support your narration and help you communicate more clearly. We'll identify easy ways to avoid text-heavy slides and create powerful visual messages. Learn how to keep it simple, choose colors, select the best fonts, create a visual theme and use appropriate charts. Through interactive exercises and real-life examples you'll leave prepared to make a great PowerPoint and excited to engage and connect better with your audience during your next presentation.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Identify ways to simplify and improve PowerPoint slides for an interesting and visually appealing presentation.
  • Describe how to use fonts, colors and images to create a unified, compelling PowerPoint presentation.
  • Create beautiful looking slides with a unique design.

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Facebook Ads 101
August 28, 2018

Instructor: Reesy Floyd-Thompson
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA (Room 101)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00
CEUs: .3

In Facebook Ads 101 for Nonprofits hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use Facebook advertising to raise awareness, build your email list, attract more volunteers and donations. You’ll also learn about common mistakes people make in social media advertising and what is the Facebook pixel and why you need to use it.

Learning Objectives

  • Why Facebook ads are important to nonprofit marketing
  • Go beyond the boost and build the right type of campaign for your goals
  • Understand how to target the right audience for your campaign

 

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Engage Your Community: How to Adapt to a Community Engagement Environment
September 6, 2018

Instructor: Sarah Milston
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

This session will highlight key aspects of a robust community engagement program beyond focus groups. We will review the community engagement spectrum and discuss best practices for co-leadership with community transformations.

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Best Practices in Fundraising for Small Nonprofits
November 14, 2018

Instructor: Jay Frost
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

Stuck in a rut when it comes to fundraising? This session will help you bounce back, with a look at 10 factors that demonstrate whether small organizations succeed or fail in solicitation efforts. A study of 662 organizations that raised $10 million or less each year showed why a focus on first-time gifts has a negative impact on overall performance, which development activities are most common, the median amount fundraisers bring in for organizations of varying size and other insights. Regardless of their mission, commonalities exist among successful shops, so the research uncovers best practices that can assist smaller nonprofits in increasing major gifts such as staff development and training, technology, prospect research, board involvement and key metrics. Join us to learn from these results and compare your fundraising operation and outcomes with peers.

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How to Build Your Own Planned Giving Program
December 13, 2018

Instructor: Leon Seeman, CFRE
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

We are on the front end of the “Great Transfer”. Over the next 30 to 40 years over $30 Trillion (yes, with a “T”) will be passed down from one generation to the next. What’s more, the bequests will be done by a generation that strongly believes in philanthropy. As much as 10% of this wealth is likely to end up with charities. Have you taken the necessary steps to ensure that your non-profit will receive a share of these funds? This class is designed for nonprofit managers and board members who want to establish or strengthen a growing planned giving program. We will start with an overview of what Planned Giving is and work our way into a step-by-step guide on how to start a program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the goals and objectives of a planned giving program
  • Be familiar with the most common forms of planned giving
  • Be able to design a basic planned giving program
  • Be able to identify likely planned gift prospects

 

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How to Land Media Coverage
December 18, 2018

Instructor: Dena Reynolds
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

Did your last press release go unnoticed? Are you unsure how to get the media interested in your programs and events? If so, then this course in media relations will help you develop good story angles and land coverage. Learn how to identify compelling story ideas, pitch and develop lasting relationships with local media outlets. We'll identify easy ways to start obtaining news stories and interviews on your nonprofit. Through interactive exercises and real-life examples you'll leave prepared for your next interview and excited to pitch your next story idea to the media.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Identify newsworthy angles from his/her nonprofit.
  • Write a compelling email pitch to a reporter.
  • Understand how to pitch a story to a reporter and follow-up.
  • Describe how to develop relationships with the media.

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Financial and Risk Management (FM)

Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits – What Every Organization Needs to Know!
October 18, 2018

Instructor: James Hanna
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

Insurance is confusing and risk management is outright misunderstood. Which coverages are required by Virginia law and why? Does your Board understand what liability they may be personally responsible for? What can a nonprofit be sued for and what options, in addition to insurance, exist for managing those risks? This course will provide a high level overview of the most common insurance and risk management issues for nonprofits with the goal of helping decision makers make more informed decisions on what insurance to buy and why, what non-insurance options exist and what are considered best practices in 2018.

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Human Resources, Leadership and Management (HR)

Maximizing Individual Potential & Team Productivity (Element B Assessment)
September 18, 2018

Instructor: Everett Marshall
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

The higher our level of self-awareness and self-esteem, the more our behavior becomes rational and less defensive. The best solutions to organizational and leadership issues require self-awareness as an essential first step. As individuals gain self-awareness and self-esteem, they become more open and honest with their co-workers. They redirect the energy they now use for defensiveness, withholding, and other interpersonal struggles into productive work and the development of high performing teams. In this hands-on, experiential workshop, participants will be introduced to FIRO (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) theory and the Element B assessment. FIRO is one of the most widely used theories of human behavior in the world; the Element B assessment is a FIRO-based instrument designed to enhance behavioral self-awareness and provide insight into interpersonal relationship dynamics.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the sources of self awareness and their benefits
  • Explain how increased self awareness improves individual functioning and team productivity
  • Understand the 3 key dimensions of individual, team, and organizational behavior:
  • Inclusion
  • Control
  • Openness
  • Use the Element B assessment to measure 12 aspects of behavior
  • Recognize types of defensiveness and their impact on team performance

 

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Change is Good!--Change Management
October 30, 2018

Instructor: Liz Scott
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

Organizational change can be scary, is often poorly planned and is frequently unintentional. We will focus on the idea that the purpose of intentional change is just that - change! This session will provide you with a model for successful organizational change. We will share tips and techniques to overcome resistance to change and teach you how to lead change with awareness and purpose.

 

  • Develop an appreciation of the impact organizational change has on people
  • Identified ways to positively lead and motivate people through cultural or organizational change
  • Develop skills for effectively communicating change
  • Identify ways to help team members cope with change

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Organizational Planning, Managing and Evaluation (OPME)

Evaluation Tools for Program Success
November 29, 2018

Instructor: Trina Willard
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00
CEUs: .5

Evaluation tools are essential in determining programmatic results and are instrumental in providing the hard data necessary to support future funding. Learn how to select, create and implement a variety of program evaluation tools, including surveys, structured interviews, focus groups, observations, checklists, case records, and program databases. Discussion will cover the purposes of each tool, advantages and limitations of each tool, how to correct them, and how to use or refine existing tools from maximum benefit the interpretation capacity of each tool, and the best ways to present data.

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Electives

Starting a Nonprofit
December 6, 2018

Instructor: Leigh-Anne Cade and Amanda Lloyd
Location: 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA, Room 105
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
CEUs: 0 (Not eligible for Certificate of Nonprofit Management)

This short 3-hour workshop will provide the resources and information you need to get started.

What’s Covered:

  • What to consider before you begin
  • What are the required forms
  • Fundraising Basics
  • Operating and Governance Guidelines

 

What’s Included:

  • Presentation guide to the required paperwork
  • Relevant online links & resources
  • Networking with others with similar passions and ideas

 

What’s NOT Covered:

  • This is not a complete step-by-step filling out each piece of IRS paperwork, as it may require legal tax advice

 

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Course pricing and location

Most classes run from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and are held at TCC's Center for Workforce Solutions, 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA.

One-Day Courses: $70 and .5 CEUs
Two-Day Courses: $95 and 1 CEU
DIY Workshops: $50 and .3 CEUs - Not all DIY Workshops are eligible to apply to Certificate of Nonprofit Management
 

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