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Learning Institute Certificate Series – All Eight Courses

Learning Institute Certificate Series – All Eight Courses
  • Donor or Provider: SNPO
  • Platform: Windows
  • Format: Online
  • Product ID: G-42023
  • Availability: Available

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The Learning Institute Certificate Series consists of eight courses, each covering a different aspect of nonprofit management. Each course presents standard nonprofit concepts, vocabulary, and strategies through a 90-minute video presentation. A downloadable participant guide reinforces the presentation and contains worksheets and an Organizational Assessment Tool to assist with post-training implementation. Courses take from six to nine hours to complete.

This offer allows one student to enroll in all eight courses in the Certificate Series. The courses are available online to this student for one year.

Benefits for Organizations

If you lead or manage a nonprofit organization or public library, you can learn about the core competencies you need to be successful.

Courses in This Series

The series includes the following eight courses:

  • Strategic Planning: Formulating long- and short-term objectives based on the organization's vision and a realistic assessment of its current situation
  • Resource Development: Acquiring and retaining donors through relationship building; attracting various types of donors and moving them to higher levels of support
  • Board Governance: Determining what kind of board will best suit the organization; knowing how and where to find and recruit diverse board members; building board commitment to the organization's mission
  • Marketing: Developing a marketing plan that is based on understanding the organization's clients and constituents and that effectively employs all the resources available to the organization
  • Mission-Based Management: Assessing the organization's financial status and developing strategies to improve financial performance that are in line with the organization's values
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Using entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage programs with the goal of both social and financial return on investment
  • Volunteer Management: Determining the types of volunteers that best suit the organization and the roles they will play; finding and recruiting such volunteers and managing their relationships with paid employees
  • Strategic Alliances: Exploring a variety of cooperative arrangements between two or more parties in pursuit of mutual goals; implementing such arrangements for mutual benefit

Expert Teachers

The courses are prepared by academics, practitioners, and consultants who are all well-known and respected experts in their field.

Test Your Computer Before Requesting

Before you request this product, test your computer's ability to play the video presentation by playing the samples at:

Certificate Available at an Extra Cost

A certificate is not part of the TechSoup offer; it is available through the Learning Institute program of the Society for Nonprofit Organizations (SNPO). Participants can earn 0.6 of a continuing education unit (CEU) for each course from Michigan State University by paying an additional fee to the Learning Institute and submitting completed assignments for evaluation. Successful completion of CEU assignments for the entire series entitles them to the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from SNPO and Michigan State University.

Memberships Available from SNPO at Full Price

Aside from the Learning Institute courses offered through TechSoup, SNPO offers memberships at three price levels. These memberships provide products and services that help members accomplish their missions more effectively.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.

Obtaining This Product

When TechSoup approves your donation request, we will send a message to your organization email address with instructions for obtaining and activating this product.

System Requirements

  • Software:
    • Windows operating system
    • Web browser set to allow videos to play in web pages and with pop-up blockers disabled temporarily. The site is optimized for Internet Explorer 6 with Windows Media Player 7.1+.
    • To test a computer's ability to play Learning Institute videos, play the samples at:
  • Other:
    • Internet connection

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Quantity: Organizations may request an unlimited number of products.
  • Budget: Organizations with annual operating budgets of $5 million or less are eligible for products in this program.
  • Nonprofits and libraries only: Products in this program are available only to qualifying nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and to public libraries. Public libraries must either have valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database.
  • Organization types: All organization types are eligible for products in this program.
  • Terms of service: Organizations that request SNPO products must agree to any applicable terms of service.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive products in this program.
  • Case study: Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to SNPO for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Product distribution:
    • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
    • Recipient organizations may not transfer or resell SNPO products.