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Nonprofit Operations: Strategies & Steps for Successful Mission Achievement

Date and Time

Friday, April 27, 2012
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, 49504


Nonprofit Operations: Strategies and Steps for Successful Mission Achievement

Do you focus so strongly on achieving the mission of your organization, that certain operational areas get overlooked? As a result, spend unnecessary time and money fixing these operational problems?

Learn how to avoid key operational mistakes, as well as, strategies and steps for nonprofit operations success by saving your organization time and money!

Topics to be covered in this seminar: Best practices for managing insurance, human resource management, financial management, fundraising administration, and board of directors’ administration.

This Seminar will take four hours and is a lecture style format which includes interactive activities.  Participants will be encouraged to share their nonprofit operational problems and successes throughout the seminar. The general outline of the workshop is as follows.

  • Introductions
  • Strategies for Managing a Nonprofit
  • Hiring and Managing Staff and Volunteers
  • Board Administration
  • Ethics/Accountability/Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising Administration
  • Marketing and Public Relations

Learning objectives for this seminar are:

  1. Nonprofit managers will learn key areas to improve their nonprofit operations, including their insurance, human resource, financial management, fundraising, and board of directors’ practices.
  2. Seminar attendees will be able to go back to their organizations and improve their operations and save their organizations money.
  3. Seminar participants will form new professional and networking contacts through interactive seminar activities.

This seminar will be facilitated by Heather Carpenter, M.M., Ph.D, Assistant Professor
in the School of Public, Health, and Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley State University.  Heather is also author and creator of three nonprofit management toolkits: Nonprofit Operations, Setting up a Nonprofit Office, and Starting a Nonprofit, and her current research interests include: nonprofit education, nonprofit workforce, and nonprofit technology. She also participates on a variety of national nonprofit committees and partners with many national nonprofit organizations to promote and support nonprofit careers and the nonprofit sector.

Cost: $45;
           $40 for MNA Members.
Please register in advance in order to obtain a parking pass.

Register today using the Registration form below.



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