Professional Development

Welcome to our individualized professional development courses. Professional development personalized for you and booked to fit your schedule.

Individualized professional development sessions are cost-effective investments that will not only impact your own professional education and development, but the development and growth of your team, as well. 

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

The Art of Nonprofit Leadership: Building Stronger Nonprofits from Within

Course Title: The Art of Nonprofit Leadership: Building Stronger Nonprofits from Within

FEE: $3500/person

Learning Objectives
In this six-month course, we will cover all the topics necessary to truly master the art of Nonprofit Leadership and build your organization from the inside out. Learn how to make a greater impact in your organization through in-depth, expert led courses in the following areas of leadership:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Life-Cycle of a Nonprofit
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Motivation Styles
  • Nonprofit Financials
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Whose Job Is It Anyway?
  • HR
  • Strategic Plans
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations
  • Boards/Governance
  • End of Course Celebration

This is a six-month course, meeting twice monthly from September – April (skipping all of December). Sessions will alternate between in-person and virtual.

The first session is scheduled for September 12, 2024. Enroll before September 9th to ensure your spot!

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Individualized Coaching

Course Title: Individualized Coaching

FEE: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Learning Objectives
One-to-one coaching tailored to fit your professional development priorities and schedule. Coaching sessions can be a mix of specific content areas related to your professional development, leadership or management skills. We act as thought partners in helping you define your career goals, identify strengths to build on and areas for growth.

We work with you to develop a plan and timeline for sessions that fits with your goals and schedule. Areas covered include but are not limited to:

  • Career Development
  • Goal Setting
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Finance
  • Fund Development
  • Leadership Styles
  • Managing a Team
  • Problem Solving

A series of 5, one-hour sessions to start is suggested.

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Nonprofit Financial Management

Course Title: Nonprofit Financial Management

FEE: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

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 consists of six 90-minute sessions scheduled by mutual agreement. 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

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Dashboards

Course Title: Dashboards

FEE: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

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 consists of two 60-minute sessions scheduled by mutual agreement. 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.

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10 Basic Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board

Course Title: 10 Basic Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board

FEE: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

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 consists of two 60-minute sessions scheduled by mutual agreement. 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.

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Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Course Title: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

FEE: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

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.

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Fund Development Plans

Course Title: Fund Development Plans

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

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 consists of three 60-minute sessions scheduled by mutual agreement. 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.

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Grant Research and Writing Basics

Course Title: Grant Research and Writing Basics

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

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 consists of two 90-minute sessions scheduled by mutual agreement. 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.

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Crash Course for New Nonprofit Executives

Course Title: Crash Course for New Nonprofit Executives

FEE:$750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

An asynchronous class with

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

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.

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Effective Board of Directors and Building a Powerful Board

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

FEE:$750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

An asynchronous class with:

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

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.

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Building Budgets

Course Title: Building Budgets

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

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, Treasurers, 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.

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Navigating Difficult Conversations

Course Title: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Learning Objectives 

We often avoid having difficult conversations in the workplace because of discomfort or fear of the other person’s reactions. This is ultimately counterproductive, as unaddressed issues around performance and behavior impact morale, co-worker relationships, workplace culture, and employee engagement.

This workshop will prepare participants to better handle awkward and difficult conversations in the workplace. A 5-step process for tackling difficult conversations will be outlined, including the importance of pre-planning. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice through role-playing and feedback.

This workshop is available as 2 half-day workshops, or a more condensed single half-day format.

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Recruit/Interview/Retain

Course Title: Recruit/Interview/Retain

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Learning Objectives 

The job market is tighter than ever, with more job vacancies than job seekers. And job seeker expectations vary across generations. A clearly defined recruitment plan and candidate interviewing process can maximize your potential to hire and retain the right people for your organization. In this workshop we’ll present best practices in recruiting, keys to a robust interviewing process including behavioral interviews, all with a focus on HR compliance. Current trends in benefits and workplace practices to increase employee retention will also be discussed.

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Time Management/Work-Life Balance

Course Title: Time Management/Work-Life Balance

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Learning Objectives 

Ever wonder where all the time goes? Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis, or constantly getting pulled away from the task at hand.

In this workshop, participants will learn about several different strategies for organization and time management and assess which one best fits for them.  We’ll explore options for the tech savvy and those who prefer good old pen and paper, identify the 5 thieves of time, and discuss what work/life balance means to you.

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Identifying Your Leadership Style

Course Title: Identifying Your Leadership Style 

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Learning Objectives 

Identifying your leadership style is the first step toward knowing how to leverage your strengths and be aware of your weaknesses to most effectively manage your leadership role. Using a 16-personalities framework, we’ll help you identify your leadership style and the strengths and weak spots you bring to your workplace interactions.

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Finance Committee Best Practices

Course Title: Finance Committee Best Practices

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Learning Objectives 

This workshop outlines the responsibilities and best practices for the Board Finance Committee.
Topics include critical financial documents, financial terms and definitions, critical questions to ask and best practices for communication and reporting between Board, Finance Committee and Executive Director.
 

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Working with Your Board Finance Committee

Course Title: Working with Your Board Finance Committee

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Learning Objectives 

How much information is too much – how is financial information most effectively presented, and how does the Executive of a nonprofit best communicate to the Finance Committee the critical information they need in order to fulfill their fiduciary responsibility?
This workshop will show you how. There are five critical financial documents that will help your Finance Committee get a clear picture of your organization’s financial health: Budget, Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Projections.
Participants will learn how to read and interpret these five documents so that communication with the Finance Committee is clear and mutually beneficial.
 

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Developing Your Mission, Vision, and Values

Course Title: Developing Your Mission, Vision, and Values

Fee: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Learning Objectives 

Every business should have a clearly defined mission, vision, and values. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the important role that these three guiding principles play in your business’s identity. Participants will have time, through guided activities, to begin to develop a mission statement, vision and set of values for their business.
 

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HR Basics for Small Businesses

HR Basics for Small Businesses
This workshop covers the procedures, forms and recordkeeping needed to stay compliant with Federal and NY State law when hiring your first employee. Understand the legal obligations and compliance requirements associated with becoming an employer in New York State, including employment laws, tax responsibilities, and workplace regulations.

FEE: $750 pp online; $2500 onsite workshop

Topics include:
+ What is HR
+ Federal compliance
+ New York State compliance
+ Hiring your first employee

By the end of this workshop, you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of the hiring process, and practical resources to confidently manage the “paperwork” associated with becoming an employer in New York State. Join us and take the next step towards building a strong and successful team that propels your small business forward!