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All Fall 2020 philanthropy & nonprofit courses have been lowered by 20 percent. No discount code needed. Certificate programs not included.

Nonprofit Management

Take advantage of courses led by high-caliber instructors whose experiences provide an integral perspective on effective and leadership in the nonprofit sector. Offerings allow nonprofit professionals the opportunity to sharpen their leadership style and implement best practices for a successful team.

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Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Certificate

The LINE program is a 10-month journey designed to assist nonprofit leaders and those aspiring to leadership roles while building their current skill sets to become effective and successful leaders of nonprofit organizations. The LINE program combines the academic rigor of Rice University and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies’ dedication to philanthropic success.

Nonprofit Finance Certificate

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with some aspect of financial management, whether it is financial statements or reporting, policy, planning, analysis, strategy, or simply figuring out the roles and responsibilities of all the individuals who share fiscal responsibility for a nonprofit organization. This certificate program supports individuals who manage finances at nonprofit organizations and can be earned in five months.

Nonprofit Digital Marketing and Social Media Series

This series of courses are intended to assist nonprofit professionals in understanding social media strategy, creating digital content, recruiting volunteers, and assessing your digital marketing success.

Communication for Nonprofits

Learn to develop and implement an integrated communication plan for your nonprofit organization.

Emergency Succession Workshop

This hands-on workshop equips nonprofit organizations with the processes, practices and tools they need to ensure continuity of operations and programming while they make longer-term plans to manage an absence or transition.

Framework for Succession Planning

This overview session, designed for board members and executive staff, lays the groundwork for successful succession planning

Managing a Development Team

This course teaches managers of development teams how to think differently and to succeed in helping their staff reach their full potential.

Planned Succession Workshop

Designed for board members and key staff to attend, ideally together, this interactive workshop walks through the elements of succession planning. Participants will leave with a draft of a succession plan that they can take back to their organizations for feedback and implementation.

Strategic Planning

Learn to develop, coordinate with fundraising efforts, implement and evaluate the strategic planning process effectively.

Volunteer Management Academy

Explore the key elements of volunteer administration to prepare an organization to properly utilize volunteers and develop human resources management policies for volunteer programs, including recruitment, training, motivation, retention and evaluation.