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  • Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Experience in assistantships and Legislative Fellows supports career growth assisting legislators.
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Bucsak
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.e
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    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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    M.A. '15 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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Nonprofit Management Certificate Course

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The Center for Community Research & Service (CCRS) has been supporting Delaware nonprofits for over two decades by providing valuable and needed training to nonprofit leaders so they may manage their organizations efficiently and effectively. The 16 week Nonprofit Management Certificate Course, which runs February through May each year,  is currently in its 28th year.  In addition to recieving critical content from accomplished trainers in the sector, participants build on the the course modules to assess their organizations and develop action plans in the 5 strategic areas of their choice.  The peer to peer sharing and networking aspect of the course is a great benefit of the face-to-face instruction model of the NPMCC.

Graduates of the program have gone on to lead organizations of every size and in every sector of the nonprofit industry.   Graduates of the course receive a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, as well as 13.6 CEUs.

February 8, 2018 thru May 31, 2018

Meets every Thursday from 8:30am - 4:30pm Contact Signe Bell at (302) 573-4475 with questions about the program or registration Cost: $2250.  Registration requires $500 deposit, remainder to be paid by February 1st, 2018.  The Nonprofit Management Certificate Course is supported in part by the State of Delaware.  Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) Members save $300 (cannot be combined with early bird discount). Package pricing available for organizations who send more than one person from their leadership team.  To inquire about package pricing or to register multiple participants from your organization, please contact Signe Bell.   REGISTER HERE

Course Curriculum

Organizational Assessment and Strategy (1 Day) This session focuses on the basic theories and functions of strategic planning and management, and introduces students to the planning/ monitoring/ evaluation cycle. Financial aspects of strategic planning and management are emphasized.

Financial Management (1 Day) This session emphasizes the communication and interpretation of financial information for decision-making by managers, governing boards, granting agencies and donors. Techniques and principles of cash flow prediction, resource allocation, financial statement analysis, and budgeting and control are presented.

Strategic Technology Planning (1/2 Day) This session focuses on strategically planning for and managing technology, to help nonprofit managers make informed and intelligent technology investments, and use technology to accomplish the organization's mission.

Leadership and Innovation in Nonprofit Organizations (1  Day) This session focuses on three aspects of leadership: developing and working within a multi-cultural management team, understanding management styles, and conflict resolution.  Attention and focus will also be paid to working on innovative tools and strategies to manage problems and issues more creatively. 

Board Governance (1 Day) The module will address key elements to developing and maintaining an active and engaged board for your nonprofit.

Human Resources Management (2 Days) This session trains managers in selected aspects of personnel management, including interviewing and selection, employment law, classification and compensation, career development, and performance assessment.

Program Management and Decision Making (1 Day) This session covers the dual requirements of nonprofit organization and their importance for decision making, planning and management.

Volunteer Management (1 Day) This session covers the design and management of successful volunteer programs.

Advocacy (1/2 Day) This session is designed to enhance nonprofit managers' understanding of the importance of advocacy and government relations in serving their mission, and to equip them with skills and knowledge to be effective in influencing public policy.  This day will also address the use of technology as an tool for increased advocacy. 

Marketing and Fundraising (2 Days) This session emphasizes marketing, public relations and fund raising. Approaches to developing systematic marketing and fund raising strategies are presented. Sources of nonprofit revenue, historical philanthropic patterns, and strategies to achieve a stable and diversified funding base are reviewed.  These two days will also discuss the use of social networking as a marketing and fund development tool.

Communication (1/2 Day) This session will teach managers to recognize the personal and practical needs of both staff and clients and the importance of responding to those needs. Enhanced communication and effective communication with team members and others will be emphasized.

Succession Planning (1/2 day) This session will focus on planning for leadership succession within nonprofit organizations. 

Performance Measurement (1 Day) This session presents basic concepts and models for determining how efficiently and effectively the organization is performing. Strategies for incorporating the results of evaluation into program planning, program implementation, and justifying resource requirements are covered.

Course Project Participants will also be required to complete course assignments on each of the modules.  This very valuable component of the NPMCC will assist managers and directors with putting into practice the knowledge and skills they have acquired as a result of the curriculum.  Nonprofit professionals will work to identify key issue areas of their organization and/or program and develop, over the course of the 16 weeks, goals and an implementation plan for these key areas.  Participants will be required to present their plan as part of their final project on the final day of the course.    The Nonprofit Management Certificate Course is supported in part by the State of Delaware.  Click here to register.

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  • Center for Community Research & Service
  • 297 Graham Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
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