Introduction to Non-Profit Management

This 24 hour course develops students' skills and knowledge for the management of non-profit organizations.  The course has been developed in response to the need expressed, by many working in and for the voluntary sector, to have an accessible overview of the main issues affecting the volunteer sector. 

Topics include: understanding the non-profit sector in context, flow to board governance, strategic planning, financial management, human resources management, fundraising, marketing and public relations, evaluation, leading and managing in the non-profit sector and volunteer management.  Each topic is designed to build on the next and will offer students, at the end of the course, an understanding of the basics of each module.

Workshop Schedule

  • Mondays @ 5pm Topic 
     Mar 18  Introduction & NPO Board Government & Meetings
     Apr 1  Strategic Planning for Non-Profits - Building Your Future
     Apr 15  Financial Management, Accountability & Ethics - Show me the Money
     Apr 29  Managing People & Volunteers - Herding Cats or HR Management 
     May 13  Marketing & Public Relations - Putting your Best Foot Forward
     May 27  Fundraising & Resource Development - The Art of the Ask
     June 3  NPO Legal aspect & Workshop Series Wrap-up

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Campuses offered:
  • Terrace
 No upcoming dates scheduled. Please contact your local campus to express interest or contact Contract Services to set up training for your organization. 
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For steps on how to register, please visit the Register for Continuing Studies page.