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NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP
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MANAGEMENT

What we do

Many nonprofit professionals and volunteer leaders find their career paths through passion rather than by way of a formal education. The Center for Nonprofit Studies at ACC is committed to bridging this educational gap by cultivating leadership skills for current and future nonprofit leaders to lead and effectively manage their organizations, and the employees within it.



The CNLM experience seeks to raise the bar on the practice of professional and volunteer leadership and management within the State of Texas by developing a strong alumni base of informed, motivated, and successful nonprofit leaders.


CNLM affords a disciplined view of self, the organizations in which nonprofit professionals operate, and the current overall environment of the Texas Nonprofit Sector.



Designed for professional staff, volunteers, those already engaged in leadership positions, or anyone who aspires to become a leader within the nonprofit sector of Texas.

CNLM raises the bar

on the practice of professional and volunteer leadership and management within the State of Texas by developing a strong alumni base of informed, motivated, and effective nonprofit leaders.

DAYS

MONTHS

ALUMNI

Why we are different

 

Our Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM) offers one of the most comprehensive nonprofit professional development opportunities in Texas. This serious course of study – requiring the commitment and investment of its participants – combines both traditional classroom learning with real-world experience. Participants gain the skills and knowledge required to thrive and be a committed, competent, and effective leaders within the nonprofit community. CNLM faculty and coordinators are passionate experts who foster the personal effectiveness of nonprofit professionals dedicated to strengthening the organizations they serve.

PRICING

$2500 ($1250 per semester)*

*Eligible for AmeriCorps education award funds and Hazlewood Act tuition exemption program

APPLICATION

The application period for the class of 2021-2022 will open July 2021.

Scheduled Sessions (online, live & interactive)

2020

September 9, 2020

1:00 – 3:00pm

Orientation & Introduction to Certificate Program

Barry Silverberg & Kate Tolliver

September 11, 2020

9:00am – Noon

Person Accountability – Time Management & Multitasking

LJ Smith

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Creating a Personal User Manual

Alessandra Zielinski

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

September 25, 2020

9:00am – Noon

Leadership Resilience

Sheila Armitage

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Difficult Conversations

Lacy Alana

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

October 9, 2020

9:00am – Noon

Creating Anti-Racist Organizations

Frowsa Booker-Drew

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Exploring Race, Racial Inequity & Anti-Racist Vision

Barry Silverberg & Panel

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

October 23, 2020

9:00am – Noon

Nonprofit Role in Society

Barry Silverberg

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Ethical Leadership

Kenneth Anderson Taylor

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

November 6, 2020

9:00am – Noon

Building & Leading Teams in Virtual Environments

Garry McDaniel

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Nonprofit Governance

Barry Silverberg & Kate Tolliver

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

November 20, 2020

9:00am – Noon

Strategic Planning

Barry Silverberg & Kate Tolliver

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Strategic Communications & Marketing

Bonnie Spanogle

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

December 4, 2020

9:00am – Noon

Managing & Leading People Through Change

Marcia Silverberg

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Human Resource Management

Caroline Valentine

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

December 18, 2020

9:00am – Noon

Financial Management (AM session)

Shannon Andre

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Financial Management (PM session)

Shannon Andre

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

2021

January 8, 2021

9:00am – Noon

Program Development & Design (including Logic Model development)

Sharon Vigil & Kate Tolliver

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Program Evaluation & Use of Data for Success

Cookie Ruiz

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

January 22, 2021

9:00am – Noon

Problem Solving & Decision-Making Tools

Kathy McCleskey

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Following Your Feet & Grappling with Mistakes

Lacy Alana

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

February 5, 2021

9:00am – Noon

Understanding Your Community & Creating Strategic Alliances (AM session)

Frowsa Booker-Drew

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Understanding Your Community & Creating Strategic Alliances (PM session)

Frowsa Booker-Drew

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

February 19, 2021

9:00am – Noon

Volunteer Management

Kathy McCleskey & Wendy Biro-Polllard

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Civic Engagement & Advocacy

Jason Sabo

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

March 5, 2021

9:00am – Noon

Fundraising (AM session)

Brett Barnes

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Fundraising (PM session)

Brett Barnes

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

March 26, 2021

9:00am – Noon

Risk Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Melanie Herman

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

Lessons Learned | Sharing of Personal User Manuals

Kate Tolliver & Barry Silverberg

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

All

April 9, 2021

9:00am – Noon

Creating a Strong Leadership Presence

Hannah Wong

12:30pm – 3:30 pm

How Art Makes You a Better Communicator | Closing Circle

Hannah Wong

3:30 – 4:30pm

Conversation On Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Today’s Discussion

TBD

Graduation

Date | TBD

Graduation

All

Disclaimer: This syllabus may be subject to change.

From Our ALUMNI

“Because of the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management course, I believe I have a richer, more complete knowledge and understanding of this industry, and wish I had taken this course prior to serving as an Executive Director. CNLM solidified my areas of strength, and illuminated areas where I lacked experience; but overall gave me renewed excitement to continue working in and with this industry.”

Jennifer Ransom

Principal, JRR Consulting

I gained unique perspective into each essential component of running a nonprofit, networked with a high caliber of colleagues and learned from the best in the industry.

Carly Triola

Development Specialist, LIVESTRONG

“The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management (CNLM) program exposed me to every level of nonprofit management to prepare me for an Executive Director role. CNLM was extremely helpful in the advancement of my career as it exposed me to all areas of nonprofits. My goal was to become an Executive Director, and the class provided exposure to all areas of nonprofit management.”

Juanita Budd

Vice President, Program Pathways

“The CNLM experience provided a great foundation for both starting and running an already existing non-profit. It provided me with access to experts in the field and allowed for a dedicated time to focus on some of the toughest challenges facing non-profit organizations today.”

Christy Rome

Executive Director, Texas School Coalition