The Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Management

The Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofit Management is a series of eight half-day sessions beginning at 9:00 am and concluding at Noon. This series focuses on the essential best practices for nonprofit organizations. 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: Introduction to Nonprofit Management

September 15, 2021 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will learn vital skills in the area of nonprofit leadership through the exploration of best practices. Attendees will also define the nonprofit sector and discuss management practices based on the monograph Good to Great and the Social Sectors” by author Jim Collins.

Session 2: Board Development

October 20, 2021 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore board development and volunteer management, to include, recruitment and retention, working with a nonprofit board, board composition, volunteer management, volunteer performance appraisals, volunteer recognition & commendation and setting limits with volunteers

Session 3: Strategic Planning, Program Planning and Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations

November 17, 2021 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore strategic planning through the discussion of strategic planning best practices and implementation of plans. Participants will also learn the basics of drafting a strategic plan for their organization.

Session 4: Accounting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations

January 19, 2022 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will establish financial best practices for nonprofits, to include, taxes & audits, 990's, financial decision making and budgets and allocations

Session 5: Legal Literacy for Nonprofit Organizations

February 16, 2022• Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore legal issues directly related to the management of nonprofit organizations, to include, rules of incorporation, relevant filings and registrations: local, state & federal, legal issues related to nonprofit governance, written agreements and lobbying.

Session 6: Introduction to Fundraising

March 16, 2022 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore an overview of fundraising best practices, to include, Foundation Center resources, working with foundations, grant writing, involving key stakeholders, accountability and reporting and entrepreneurial fundraising.

Session 7: Capital Campaigns/Special Events

April 20, 2022 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore how to run capital campaigns and specials events.  

Session 8: Outreach and Marketing for Nonprofits

May 18, 2022 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore marketing best practices, to include, defining your message, defining your target market, building a brand, what not to do, working the web and establishing relationships with the media.

Session 9: Engaging Diverse Populations and Building Social Media Audience

June 15, 2022 • Missouri State University Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center

Participants will explore how to build a social media audience and how to engage diverse populations.  

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Noncredit Registration Form to:
Missouri State University
Outreach Noncredit Programs
901 S. National
Springfield MO 65897

Phone

417-836-3701
Toll-free: 877-678-2005
Fax: 417-836-8742

Faculty and Staff Registration

Faculty and Staff Noncredit Fee Waiver Approved!

MSU employees can register and pay for this course through My Learning Connection. Payment can be made using your noncredit fee waiver and/or your MSU account.

Questions? Please contact Cody Brewington at 417-836-8974.