Nonprofit Leadership in the 21st Century

The Nonprofit Leadership Series for 2017-2018 has been reformatted into four sessions.  

Are you familiar with the basics of Nonprofit Management or have you taken, or are taking The Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Management series? If so these sessions are for you! Each of the four six hour sessions run 9am-3pm. Please note that this series has been redesigned for 2017-2018 to include case studies, site visits, networking opportunities, and more direct learning activities. It is wonderful opportunity for (but not limited to) those individuals that have already taken (or are taking) the Nuts and Bolts series and wish to expand their knowledge and enhance their practice in the following key areas of organizational development. Each session will be held in the Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center on the 3rd floor, Suite 314. Parking is available on the third level of the Alumni Center parking garage.

Session 1: Nonprofit Leadership Development

September 27, 2017 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore various leadership styles and how to effectively utilize them in the nonprofit sector. Participants will explore the culture of organizations and how to effectively engage Board members, staff, and volunteers in organizational development and learn best practices in volunteer and donor management. The session will also consist of a panel comprised of local volunteer directors who will share their experiences working with diverse groups of volunteers.

Session 2: Collaboration & Collective Impact in the Ozarks

October 25, 2017 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore the significance of collaboration in the Springfield, Missouri community and hear first hand how to connect with local community collaboratives, task forces, and committees. Participants will also learn about the collective impact model, how such models are being implemented in the Springfield community, and how organizations can connect and be a part of these models of change.

Session 3: Branding, Marketing, and Media

January 24, 2018 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore best practices in marketing, branding, social media, and working with local media (radio, print, and television).

Session 4: Asset and Resource Development

February 28, 2018 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will learn about nontraditional funding opportunities, including online related revenue options and crowdfunding, capital campaigns, technology options and software opportunities, as well as student internship programs and program evaluation opportunities with local Universities.

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Faculty and Staff Registration

Faculty and Staff Noncredit Fee Waiver Approved!

MSU employees need to register and pay for these classes through My Learning Connection. Search under category: "Professional Development-Continuing & Distance Education." You can make payment using your MyBenefit account, or pay by credit card or electronic check. Please direct questions about your MyBenefit account to HR Organizational and Talent Development at 417-836-5779. Other course questions please call Cody Brewington at 417-836-8974.