Paulette Church, Director
Gigi Baty (L), Director of FLC Continuing Education, and Paulette Church (R),
Director of the PNMCP, celebrating Paulette's award as the WRC's 2012 Woman of the Year!
A Note from the Director
This semester the Professional Nonprofit Management Certificate Program is forging new partnerships with other professional nonprofit support organizations. Our new partners include the Colorado Nonprofit Association (CNA), Community Resource Center (CRC), and Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days (SWRPD) which is coming to Pagosa Springs on June 11 - 13, 2014.
The signature Making a Difference course offers only five classes this semester, as we encourage our students to participate in the trainings and capacity-building workshops offered through the collaborative, SWRPD. Students in the PNMCP can count up to 6 hours of SWRPD workshops toward the 50 needed to earn a Certificate.
Renny Fagan, the President and CEO of CNA, will be presenting their research on current funding trends as part of the this spring's Making a Difference class series, and we are working on other nonprofit leadership workshops we can offer collaboratively. The CRC has also offered top quality seminars in our region for years and we are happy to partner with them as they work with major Colorado foundations to bring workshops and leadership to SWRPD.
Nonprofit Management - Making a Difference: Financial Leadership, our spring series of courses through the Certificate Program, features a blend of local nonprofit talent and proven professionals from the front range. We are so delighted to bring the highly-rated Dan Harris back to offer an interactive session where he will help students develop and tell their stories to reach the hearts of potential donors. Paulette Church will be teaching on the power of the 990 for fundraising, a little understood topic because of all the changes by the I.R.S. to this vital form. Bill Smith has been working with entrepreneurs for 30 years and helping successful business start-ups, including Mercury, and he will bring a new business planning perspective to our program. Tim Kroes, Executive Director of Adaptive Sports, and Paulette Church are teaming up to share practices they have used to retain and develop staff to bring stability to nonprofits. Best practices from nonprofit research will also be presented.
Paulette Church, Director
Professional Nonprofit Management Certificate Program
Certificate Program General Information:
- Strictly noncredit (not for college credit)
- Classes typically take place at FLC
- No tests, graded papers, or mandatory attendance
- Students evaluate instructors after each course
- Attendance in classes = 50 hours = Certificate
- Class hours count toward a Certificate only if enrolled in the PNMCP by the end of class term
during which the class was taken.
- There is no limit to the hours you may take in any term
- There is no time limit to earn a Certificate
- There is no set curriculum; take classes that are of highest benefit to you and your organization
- Courses are being developed on an on-going basis with the nonprofit sector in mind
- The PNMCP is designed to be practical: you will come away with skills that can be implemented right now
- Anyone can take courses offered for the nonprofit sector, regardless of enrollment in the PNMCP as a Certificate student
- A one-time $50 administrative fee supports administration, record-keeping, and program facilitation.
Please Note: You may take nonprofit management courses without registering in the PNMCP as a Certificate student. Course hours cannot, however, be applied retroactively to a Certificate after the term ends.