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Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Date: 02/21/2015
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
512 NE 3rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 33301
Contact: Diane Singh
Phone: 305.557.1764

Nonprofits have an opportunity to become certified in nonprofit management by the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations (FANO). We are the first organization in Florida to offer certification in partnership with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Broward College (BC). The certification offers motivating and stimulating classes geared to be of assistance in the professional growth of nonprofit executives, board members, staff, volunteers and those who have an interest in the well-being and sustainability of the nonprofit sector. The eleven-series program is conducted by experts in the respective topics with an hands-on approach. 

Through the certification, FANO promotes its mission,capacity building through the development of nonprofit L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P.S.! The courses are geared to offer an inspirational  and motivational process, configured to facilitate a hands-on experience. 

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Parking is free in rear of building

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Time: Classes run from 9am to 5pm with a working lunch.(bring your own lunch)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm MORNING CLASS 

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm AFTERNOON CLASS

*Discounts and Scholarships !


Leadership:Governance/ Board Policy and volunteerism

Executive Director Training,

Accounting: Time and Money,

Democracy: Future Trends of the Nonprofits

Events: Marketing & Special Events Revenue

Revenue: Grantwriting

Sponsorship: Campaigning to potential, Parts I&II: Fundraising

Human Resources: Strategies for staffing  

Information: Managing the technology revolution

Power Vision: Strategic Thinking

Sustainability: Campaigning Part II Sustainability: big gifts!


FANO's monthly classes are time-efficient and professionally formatted to allow participants to practice new skills in between sessions. Professional handouts cover more than the class curriculum with additional materials presented to build expanded knowledgebase for each participant. We pride ourselves on over a seventeen-year history of superior ratings from all certificate sessions. FANO is also in the 99th percentile of program satisfaction.



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LEADERSHIP: GOVERNANCE/BOARD POLICY  Are your leaders leading? This class provides a strong foundation for the governance and management of nonprofits. The task of sorting out the roles and functions of Board members, paid staff and volunteers is essential but often confusing. By understanding legal and fiduciary responsibilities of board members you will establish a stable foundation that will better achieve success.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRAINING: HATS THAT LEAD  What “hats” will you wear today? Finally! You have reached the top of the ladder, and are now Executive Director of a nonprofit organization. What “Executive Director” hats will you be expected to wear … and under what circumstances? This class will examine your role in a position for which few are properly trained or prepared. Sharing experiences with others in this class, and discovering remedies to common challenges are valuable tools to strengthen your own unique leadership abilities.

ACCOUNTING FOR TIME AND MONEY  Managing Financial Resources Need Help Navigating the Maze of Rules and Laws? This class will demystify the sometimes complicated regulations that all nonprofits must follow in their financial reports and accounting procedures (FASB 116-117, and SOP 94-3). Vitally important terminology you must know to keep your agency in the black also out of trouble includes: Sarbanes Oxley rules, restricted/unrestricted funds, Intermediate Sanctions, quid pro quo, fund accounting and more. Also vital is keeping up with the rules for financial statements and their application to the entire organization.

DEMOCRACY: TRENDS FOR NONPROFITS Are you prepared for changing landscape? There are many threats to the health of the nonprofit sector today that will affect your organization’s future from health and tax reform policies to providing more services with less funding. This class addresses critical issues including statistics, perception and other myths about nonprofits which you can use to strategically plan future leadership, operations, advocacy, public relations and grassroots lobbying. By examining the wide range of expert opinions on the changing social and political landscape you will more clearly position your agency to face of the uncertain future.

Events: MARKETING AND SPECIAL EVENTS  Does your target market invest in you?  In the ever growing field of nonprofits it is harder than ever to get a fair share of attention; and more important than ever to use all the talent you have.  This class features many best practices that will promote your agency so it stands out from the crowd. These practical and creative ideas, plus all of your other resources and volunteers, can form the basis for cost effective and successful marketing communications and long term special events.

Revenue: GRANTWRITING  Will you come home victorious from the “grantwriting wars”?  This class introduces you to innovative, effective and tried-and-true fundraising strategies aimed at helping your agency reach its goals during even the toughest economic times. Finding appropriate funders and writing a compelling proposal are valuable tools and technologies that enable you to maximize your potential.  When agencies follow the practices of successful grantwriters they soon learn why some nonprofits are victorious, while others are left in the dust.

SPONSORSHIP - CAMPAIGNING TO POTENTIAL, PARTS I & II: FUNDRAISING  Part I Sponsorship: Development  is your short-term fundraising producing results?  This class provides a clear understanding of the political realities of raising money, and gives you the tools to look strategically at the “bread game,” separate myths from reality, analyze fundraising options, and develop a viable fundraising plan.

HUMAN RESOURCES: Strategies for Staffing  Are you using “people power”?  To accomplish your organization’s mission, you must make effective use of the energy, time and talents of your employees and volunteers.  This involves attracting, training and retaining qualified staffers, both paid and unpaid. vital importance is to provide a safe and productive work environment, review Board-approved employment policies and follow applicable employment law.

INFORMATION: MANAGING THE TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION  Are you ahead of or behind the curve?  This class helps identify and define the intellectual property you may not know your nonprofit has. With this information, you can develop methods to maximize its institutional knowledge. Stay up to date as the Internet and other existing technologies become obsolete, and new ones are developed. Control your valuable resources by sorting out opportunities and weighing their benefits. Working smart will make you more proficient and efficient … even savvy!  By using apps, software, freeware and social networks -- which are often free or discounted for nonprofits -- you can leverage your financial resources.

POWER VISION & STRATEGIC THINKING   How powerful is your nonprofit?  This class reinforces the idea that “great accomplishments are always accompanied by great vision.” The blueprint for this method provides innovative ideas to turn organizational strength and vision into a strategic plan. Each step in your plan must be reviewed and the resources to make it work must be identified to ensure long-term success for your agency.

Sustainability- Part II Sustainability : Big Gifts:  Is your long term fundraising producing results? This eye-opening class gives you a clear understanding of the process of solicitiing the "big gift" from individuals, corporations and foundations, and completing your development strategies for a viable fundraising plan.


2015 Schedule

**Classes rotate and are offered individually or grouped! 

  • Jan. 24 Nonprofit Governance / Volunteerism & Board Policy
  • Jan. 24 Human Resources / Volunteers 
  • Feb. 21 Campaigning to Potential I Fundraising
  • Feb. 21 Campaigning to Potential II Big Gifts
  • Feb. 21 Executive Director Training: Hats Worn by the Director
  • March 7-10 The Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management Intensive ( all eleven classes offered in four days)Location: Melbourne Florida at Crowne Plaza Ocean Front Hotel: Contact Diane for more info. **Register!**
  • April 18 Grant Writing Wars and Evaluation
  • April 18 Time & Money Accounting for Nonprofits, Financial Management
  • May 23 Democracy Future Trends of the Nonprofit Sector
  • May 23 Events - Marketing & Special Events
  • Jun. 20 Power Vision: Planning and implementation
  • Jun. 20 Information Revolution: Nonprofit Technology
  • July 18  Nonprofit Governance / Volunteerism & Board Policy
  • July 18 Human Resources / Volunteers 
  • Aug.15 Campaigning to Potential I Fundraising
  • Aug.15 Campaigning to Potential II Big Gifts
  • Aug.15 Executive Director Training: Hats Worn by the Director
  • Sept.19 Grant Writing Wars and Evaluation 
  • Sept.19 Time & Money Accounting for Nonprofits, Financial Management
  • Oct. 17 Democracy Future Trends of the Nonprofit Sector
  • Oct. 17 Events - Marketing & Special Events
  • Nov. 21 Power Vision: Planning and implementation
  • Nov. 21 Information Revolution: Nonprofit Technology 

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