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Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program


The Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program has been designed to meet the unique challenges faced by managers in an environment where the focus is on helping others. Each day is facilitated by an experienced professional who has the knowledge and expertise expected in a university program. With their unique experiences and perspectives each facilitator will provide a relevant and dynamic day of learning and sharing with other NFP professionals.

Each participant may choose one or all five (5) courses of this program. Completion of all five (5) courses will lead to a University Certificate awarded by Ontario Tech University.

CFRE Approved

FALL 2019 Schedule:

Legislation and Governance (AM)                                                        Thursday, October 3, 2019
Managing Finance and Report Requirements (PM)                            Thursday, October 3, 2019
People Management - Staff and Volunteers                                        Thursday, October 17, 2019
Revenue Generation and Operation Management                              Thursday, October 31, 2019
Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age                                Thursday, November 14, 2019
Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff                                    Thursday, November 28, 2019


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  • Mission, vision and values
  • NFP legislation (National and Provincial)
  • Letters of Incorporation
  • Board and committee structure
  • Bylaws, policies and procedures
  • Annual and special meetings
  • Risk management
  • What is not-for-profit accounting?
  • A review of financial statements/ budgets
  • Registered charity and NFP reporting
  • HST, Property tax relief
  • Understanding of the differences between NFP's and registered charities
  • CRA tax receipting rules
  • Understanding of existing and new Ontario non-profit legislation
  • Strategic plans
  • Operating and performance plans
  • Program evaluation
  • Quality management
  • Creating a culture of philanthropy 
  • Fundraising plans and campaign
  • General Management
  • Strategy to Operations
  • Operational Planning
  • Revenue Generation Planning
  • Marketing and communication principles
  • Unique value proposition
  • Targeting your audience
  • Integrated marketing plans
  • Social media marketing strategies
  • Event management
  • Understanding the difference between management and leadership
  • Creating a positive organizational culture
  • Succession planning - finding and keeping the right people for your organization
  • Employment contracts that work
  • Effective reward and recognition programs
  • Motivating staff and volunteers

For a complete description of the Not For Profit Leadership Program, please view the program brochure. view BROCHURE

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*NEW* Early Bird Pricing Fall 2019 (up to one month prior to start of each course): $425 (+HST) per course or $1,650 (+HST) for the 5-day certificate program
Reguar Fee: $450 (+HST) per course or $1,700 (+HST) for the 5-day certificate program

Location: Ontario Tech University North campus location
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

Parking, refreshment and lunch included in Registration Fee

Register today to ensure your spot!

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