How Do We Know We're Doing Good Work? | Overtime Pay and the Fair Labor Standards Act: What Nonprofit Organizations Need to Know | Volunteers, Interns, and Employment Law Issues: What Nonprofits Need to Know | How to Develop an Effective Board for Your Nonprofit Organization | Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management | Credit Courses | How to Register | Add Your Name to the Mailing List
SAVE THE DATE for the 2014 Fundraising Institute - Week of June 16, 2014
All courses take place in the J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UMSL Campus unless otherwise noted.
You go to work each day hoping that what you do is making a difference. But how do you know the hard work you and the staff of your nonprofit organization are doing is having a positive impact and achieving your mission? This class is oriented toward program staff and leadership as they seek to implement and manage successful programs. It will provide an overview of approaches to assess program impact, including logic models, and questions to think about when considering whether programs are effective. Class activities will include small group and hands-on exercises. Click here to register!
Nonprofit organizations are not exempt from the laws that cover fair wages and compensation for employees. In particular, nonprofits need to be aware of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its regulations relating to "exempt" vs. "nonexempt" employees, and the requirement for overtime pay. This class will provide an overview of the FLSA, and will examine some of the cases, problems, and typical pitfalls that relate to nonprofit organizations. This class will also present information on how to prevent and cure FLSA liabilities and violations. Click here to register!
Volunteers and interns can be important resources for nonprofit organizations, but nonprofits also need to know that employment laws could govern at least some of those relationships and impose obligations on the nonprofit. For example, nonprofits need to be wary of the situation where the use of an intern or volunteer starts to look more like the replacement of a paid staff member, and need to know what to consider when paying interns a stipend. This class will cover the employment laws that relate to the use of volunteers and interns in the operation of a nonprofit organization. Click here to register!
How to Develop an Effective Board for Your Nonprofit Organization
March 27, 2014 | 1-5 PM | $50
Do you want to improve your Board's effectiveness and strengthen the leadership relationship between your Board and staff executive? This workshop is for nonprofit staff executives and board leaders, including incoming board officers, who want to learn promising practices based on the latest research for making their boards even more effective and their staff-board relationships more productive and satisfying. It will also provide an opportunity for the workshop participants to share with their peers the greatest challenges and successful strategies for strengthening board effectiveness. The learning activities will mix presentation, discussion, and ample time for applying learning directly to your board performance and executive-board relationships.
The workshop will address topics such as: the board's primary responsibilities, including the principles and legal framework for them; promising practices from the latest academic research on nonprofit boards; and, successful methods for boards and executives to determine which of their leadership roles are best kept distinct and which are best performed through their partnership.
The three presenters, John McClusky, Peter Ruger, and Faith Sandler, bring a wealth of academic and practical knowledge to this topic from many decades as educators, trainers, consultants, and board and staff leaders of nonprofit organizations. Click here to register!
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