Professional Development

Welcome to our classes and workshops. Scroll below to view descriptions, class schedule, and purchase tickets.

Professional Development Classes and workshops are cost-effective investments in your staff, management, and even your board. Professional development builds engagement at all levels within an organization.

Please review the various programs offered by clicking on the “+” to view the program details. If you have any questions or would like to make any suggestions for additional courses or programs, contact us at sabrina@capitalcfollc.com.

Nonprofit Financial Management

Class Title: Nonprofit Financial Management

Sessions:
January 26th – March 2nd OR September 13th – October 18th
6-session course

FEE: $750

Course Learning Objectives
This course integrates academic and practical perspectives on financial resources, planning, reporting, and financial decision-making in nonprofit organizations. These topics and concepts are essential for organizational survival and success. This course provides Nonprofit Executives, board members, and CFOs with instruction on skills and conceptual information. It provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Apply financial planning, decision-making, and working capital techniques to nonprofit organizations.
  • Develop and utilize sources of income and in selecting appropriate combinations for nonprofit organizations
  • Create and analyze financial reports in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Produce professional-quality materials, including commentaries, reports, and presentations.
  • Demonstrate sufficient mastery of course material

This course will ask participants to sign on for 1.5 hours each week and meet as a group. In addition, each participant will spend 9-10 hours of weekly work (of their own time) for the session. Each participant is asked to work on a project related to their nonprofit. Projects are due at the end of the course. Examples include:

  • Specific grant budgets or a yearly budget
  • Research on fundraising diversification
  • Creating financial dashboards

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Wednesday, January 26th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 2nd session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 9th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 16th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 23rd session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, March 2nd session 9am-10:30am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Tuesday, September 13th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, September 20th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, September 27th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, October 4th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, October 11th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, October 18th session 9am-10:30am
Nonprofit Financial Management

Class Title: Nonprofit Financial Management

Sessions:
January 26th – March 2nd OR September 13th – October 18th
6-session course

FEE: $750

Course Learning Objectives
This course integrates academic and practical perspectives on financial resources, planning, reporting, and financial decision-making in nonprofit organizations. These topics and concepts are essential for organizational survival and success. This course provides Nonprofit Executives, board members, and CFOs with instruction on skills and conceptual information. It provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Apply financial planning, decision-making, and working capital techniques to nonprofit organizations.
  • Develop and utilize sources of income and in selecting appropriate combinations for nonprofit organizations
  • Create and analyze financial reports in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Produce professional-quality materials, including commentaries, reports, and presentations.
  • Demonstrate sufficient mastery of course material

This course will ask participants to sign on for 1.5 hours each week and meet as a group. In addition, each participant will spend 9-10 hours of weekly work (of their own time) for the session. Each participant is asked to work on a project related to their nonprofit. Projects are due at the end of the course. Examples include:

  • Specific grant budgets or a yearly budget
  • Research on fundraising diversification
  • Creating financial dashboards

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Wednesday, January 26th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 2nd session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 9th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 16th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, February 23rd session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, March 2nd session 9am-10:30am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Tuesday, September 13th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, September 20th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, September 27th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, October 4th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, October 11th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, October 18th session 9am-10:30am
Strategic Plans

Class Title: Strategic Plans

Sessions:  April 6th – May 11th  OR October 25th – December 6th (SKIPPING THANKSGIVING WEEK)
6-session course

FEE: $750

Course Learning Objectives 
In this course, participants will create a strategic plan for their nonprofit. Strategic plans are used to help organizations focus their resources, establish priorities, create action plans, and respond to change. This course provides Nonprofit Executives, board members, and Development Directors with instruction on skills and conceptual information. It provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Create a basis for a 3-year strategic plan for their agency
    • Who should be involved and how to obtain input
  • Learn how to maintain a strategic plan throughout the year effectively
  • Conduct yearly evaluations on their strategic plan
  • Create an annual operating plan to work in partnership with the strategic plan
  • Demonstrate sufficient mastery of course material

This course will ask participants to sign on for 1.5 hours each week and meet as a group. In addition, each participant will spend 9-10 hours of weekly work for the session. Each participant is asked to work on an end-of-course project related to their nonprofit. Examples include:

  • A three-year strategic plan
  • An outline for their strategic plan
  • A yearly operating plan

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Wednesday, April 6th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 13th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 20th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 27th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, May 4th session 9am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, May 11th session 9am-10:30am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Tuesday, October 25th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, November 1st session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, November 8th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, November 15th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, November 29th session 9am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, December 6th session 9am-10:30am
Dashboards

Class Title: Dashboards

Sessions: March 8th – March 15th  OR  October 19th – October 26th
2-session course

FEE: $350

Course Learning Objectives 
In this course, participants will create a programmatic and/or financial dashboard for their specific nonprofit. Dashboards are used to help organizations examine the 5-8 key indicators that they determine are important to share with boards/directors. This course provides Nonprofit Executives, board members, CFOs, and Program Directors with instruction on skills and conceptual information. It provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Determine the role and benefits of a programmatic and/or financial dashboard
  • Create a programmatic and/or financial dashboard for their organization
    • Who should be involved and how to obtain input
  • Determine the 5-8 key indicators for your organization
  • Conduct yearly evaluations on their dashboard

This course will ask participants to sign on for 1 hour each week and meet as a group. In addition, each participant will spend 2-3 hours of weekly work. Finally, each participant is asked to work on an end-of-course dashboard project related to their nonprofit.

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Tuesday, March 8th session 10am-11:00am
  • Tuesday March 15th session 10am-11:00am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Wednesday, October 19th session 10am-11:00am
  • Wednesday, October 26th session 10am-11:00am
10 Basic Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board

Class Title: 10 Basic Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board

Sessions: May 12th – 19th  OR  November 3rd – 10th
2-session course

FEE: $350

Course Learning Objectives 
In this course participants will learn the 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board. Using the book by Richard Ingram as a guide, participants will learn the role/function/and responsibilities each board member agrees to when joining a nonprofit. In addition, participants will learn how board members and ED/CEOs work best together, whose job it is to accomplish specific roles for the agency and create a strong board/leadership working relationship. This course provides Nonprofit Executives and board members with instruction on skills and conceptual information. It provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Learn the key roles of a board member
  • Learn the key roles of a nonprofit executive.
  • Learn how to have a strong working relationship to best impact the agency.
  • Conduct yearly evaluations of nonprofit executives

This course will ask participants to sign on for 1 hour each week and meet as a group. In addition, each participant will spend 2-3 hours of weekly work. Finally, each participant is asked to work on an end-of-course project related to their nonprofit.

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Thursday, May 12th session 10am-11:00am
  • Thursday, May 19th session 10am-11:00am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Thursday, November 3rd session 10am-11:00am
  • Thursday, November 10th session 10am-11:00am
Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Class Title: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Sessions: March 29th OR September 15th
1.5-hour webinar

FEE: $75

Course Learning Objectives 
In this course, participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of Nonprofit Executives and Board Members. This course will enable you to improve your operations, streamline decision-making, and provide clear guidance to staff. In addition, this course offers Nonprofit Executives and board members instruction on skills and conceptual information. Finally, it allows them to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Learn the key roles of a board member
  • Learn the key roles of a nonprofit executive.
  • Learn how to have a strong working relationship to best impact the agency.

This course will be hosted virtually for 1.5 hours. Therefore, each participant is expected to participate in group discussions and be solution-focused.

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Tuesday, March 29th session 9:30-11:00am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Thursday, September 15th session 9:30-11:00am
Fund Development Plans

Class Title: Fund Development Plans

Sessions: February 10th – 24th OR September 29th – October 13th

3-session course

Fee: $450

Course Learning Objectives

In this course, participants will learn the 10-steps to create and build a Fund Development Plan. This course provides Nonprofit Executives, Development Directors, and board members with instruction on skills and conceptual information. It provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Gather the initial and critical data
  • Analyze information
  • Set and balance priorities for your plan
  • Walk away with the ability to create a Fund Development plan with a strong platform.

This course will ask participants to sign on for 1 hour each week and meet as a group. In addition, each participant will spend 2-3 hours of weekly work. Finally, each participant is asked to work on an end-of-course project related to their nonprofit.

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Thursday, February 10th session 10am-11:00am
  • Thursday, February 17th session 10am-11:00am
  • Thursday, February 24th session 10am-11:00am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Thursday September 29th session 10am-11:00am
  • Thursday, October 6th session 10am-11:00am
  • Thursday, October 13th session 10am-11:00am
Grant Research and Writing Basics

Class Title: Grant Research and Writing Basics

Sessions: April 5th – 12th   OR September 7th – September 14th
2-session course

Fee: $350

Course Learning Objectives 
In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the many elements required for a successful grant application. In addition, participants will build a master grant outline and create a spreadsheet of prospective asks based on their mission and organization. This course provides Nonprofit Executives, Grant Writers, Directors of Development, and board members with instruction on skills and conceptual information. In addition, it provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Create a master grant outline
  • Learn how and where to research grant opportunities
  • Learn how to approach and develop relationships with grant makers before making the ask.
  • Track and follow-up on submitted applications.

This course will ask participants to sign on for 1.5 hours each week and meet as a group. In addition, each participant will spend 2-3 hours of weekly work. Finally, each participant is asked to work on an end-of-course project related to their nonprofit.

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Tuesday, April 5th session 9:00am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, April 12th session 9:00am-10:30am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Wednesday, September 7th session 9:00am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, September 14th session 9:00am-10:30am
Crash Course for New Nonprofit Executives

Class Title: Crash Course for New Nonprofit Executives

Sessions: Class offered year-round with continuous enrollment.

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FEE: $750

An asynchronous class with

  • Three – prerecorded 1.5-hour modules
  • Three 1.5-hour personal coaching/training session

Course Learning Objectives 
In this course, participants will learn the qualities of an effective Nonprofit Executive Director. All skills can be learned, and an effective strategy can be created. In addition, participants will learn how each quality can be honed and meet with seasoned past Nonprofit Directors for specific coaching and guidance. This course provides Nonprofit Executives with instruction on skills and conceptual information and provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through both hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Learn the key roles and qualities of an effective Director
  • Learn how to have a strong working relationship with your board and team to best impact the agency.
  • Have a team of experts available for 1-to-1 coaching

This course will ask participants to review the recorded modules and schedule three 1.5-hour sessions with our Director of Education.

Effective Board of Directors and Building a Powerful Board

Class Title: Effective Board of Directors and Building a Powerful Board

Sessions: Class offered year-round with continuous enrollment.

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An asynchronous class with:

  • Two – prerecorded 1-hour modules
  • One 1-hour personal coaching/training session

FEE: $350

Course Learning Objectives 
In this course, participants will learn how to recruit an effective Board and create a Powerful Board for the organization. In addition, participants will learn how board members and ED/CEOs work best together, establish accountability for recruitment, and start on the road to a Powerful Board approach. This course provides Nonprofit Executives, Development Directors, and board members with instruction on skills and conceptual information. It provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Learn the key roles and responsibilities of a board member in context to the entire organization
  • Develop a strong board job description
  • Create recruitment materials for the agency
  • Learn the strategies and concept around a powerful board

This course will ask participants to review the recorded modules and schedule one 1-hour session with our Director of Education.

Building Budgets

Class Title: Building Budgets

Sessions:  June 8th OR September 1st
1.5-hour webinar

Fee: $75

Course Learning Objectives 
In this course, participants will learn the tips and methods of creating a simplified budget for their nonprofit or grant applications. In addition, participants will learn strategies to streamline their process and make it easier. This course provides Nonprofit Executives, CFOs, Grant Writers, Treasures, and board members with instruction on skills and conceptual information. It provides them with opportunities to apply those abilities to practice through hypothetical and actual cases.

In this course, participants will:

  • Learn tips and tools to create a yearly or grant budget
  • Simplify their current process
  • Create deadlines and processes for approval

This course will be hosted virtually for 1.5 hours. Each participant is expected to participate in group discussions.

Class schedule option 1:

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  • Thursday, September 1st session 9:30-11:00am

Class schedule option 2:

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  • Thursday, September 15th session 9:30-11:00am