Strong Management Translates into Stronger Mission Performance
Our core programs are designed to increase the management capacity of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit capacity building refers to activities that improve and enhance a nonprofit organization’s ability to achieve its mission and sustain itself over time. One of the many benefits of Membership with NICNE is a discount on our capacity-building programs. By taking advantage of these discounts, your Membership may pay for itself!
Be sure to view our Events page for an up-to-date list of all upcoming programs.
Certificate in Nonprofit Management (click to expand details)
This program is designed to support the changing demands on nonprofit leaders to enhance their management skills and operate more effectively. The five courses (two offered in the Fall, three in the Spring) will strengthen participants’ abilities in Leadership and Governance, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Management, and Fund Development, and would be valuable to a wide range of nonprofit participants: employees, managers, board members, new leaders, as well as those seeking to transfer from the for-profit to nonprofit world.
Board Training (click to expand details)
Each Fall NICNE offers a board training opportunity. In 2016 we will welcome internationally known speaker and author Kim Klein for a seminar titled, “Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Creating an Upgrading Team.” These workshops are designed for current board members, potential board members, and nonprofit executive staff members interested in current information for changing times and effective governance.
Customized Board Training (click to expand details)
NICNE offers two and four hour sessions at your site that are customized to your organization’s particular needs. These trainings (offered at the time and location that is convenient for your board) help keep your board of directors current, cohesive, and on target with your mission.
Leadership Cafe (click to expand details)
These monthly discussions on critical and cutting-edge issues in nonprofit leadership and governance are designed to provide a menu of IDEAS, INFORMATION, OPINIONS, and RESOURCES for nonprofit management staff, board members, and community participants. Join us the last Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Puri School of Business at Rockford University. This program is FREE for current NICNE Members.
Leadership Exchange on Volunteerism (click to expand details)
Join us for cutting-edge discussion and an open exchange of information and best practices related to volunteerism. All are welcome to join this free, self-facilitated group on the first Wednesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Room 124 of the Puri School of Business (first building on your right immediately off State Street) at Rockford University. View the Exchange on Volunteerism 2017 Flyer to see the dates and topics for this year’s meetings!
Please contact Jennifer Smith at email@example.com for more information.
Withdrawal and Cancellation for Courses and Programs
Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy: A full refund less a one percent (1%) cancellation fee will be granted to a registrant who notifies us about his or her cancellation at least five business days prior to the start of the course/program. After this date, no refund will be given unless the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence cancels the course/program. Registrants may apply the tuition to another course/program offered by the Center, if contact is made at least five days prior to the start of the course/program. Failure to attend a course/program does not entitle a registrant to a refund. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing by registrants.
Weather-related Class Cancellation: All courses/programs will be held during inclement weather unless Rockford University closes its campus. If the Center cancels a program due to weather, the program will be made up during the same semester or an opportunity will be offered for registrants to make up a program the next time it is offered by the Center. Failure to attend due to inclement weather does not entitle a registrant to a refund or make-up session.
“NICNE sessions are relevant, informative, and affordable.”Lynn Knodle