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Issues of Confidentiality and Ethics to Consider in Nonprofit Organizations
This is a web training course. The course takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete.

Nonprofit organizations deal with confidentiality and ethical issues on a regular basis. With respect to confidentiality, nonprofits must be concerned with client confidentiality, personnel confidentiality, possible trade secrets or proprietary information, and donor confidentiality. Balanced against all that, nonprofits are expected to operate with a high level of transparency and accountability. With respect to ethical concerns, nonprofit staff and board members must continuously work to spot and avoid possible conflicts of interest while also balancing ethical concerns with profitable, efficient operations. Attend this class to learn about the laws, standards, and best practices nonprofits need to know as they navigate issues of confidentiality and ethics.

Objectives:

  • Understand nonprofit information that should be kept confidential

  • Understand the balance between (a) expectations for transparency in nonprofit operations and (b) need for some decisions and information to remain confidential

  • Learn the elements of a good conflict of interest policy for a nonprofit organization

  • Learn how to identify and handle conflict of interest situations in nonprofit operations

  • Explore professional code of ethics guidelines on confidentiality including NASW Code of Ethics and NBCC Code of Ethics.

Instructor DAN SISE, JD, is currently the Interim Director of the Public Policy Administration (PPA) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Dan initially joined the PPA staff as a part of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program (NPML) in 2008. In his roles with the PPA and NPML programs, Dan has been an instructor on legal issues for nonprofits, the NPML program’s academic coordinator, the NPML program’s Community Engagement Manager, and now is the PPA program’s acting director. In addition, Dan still directs the NPML program’s non-credit, continuing education classes and training.

A 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Dan is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. Dan has served on multiple nonprofit organization boards, including the boards of three different foundations/funders. He currently serves on the board of directors of Camp Rainbow Foundation. Prior to joining the faculty of the PPA/NPML program, Dan worked at Habitat for Humanity St. Louis where he was director of operations.

Registration fee: $29. This is a web training course. Once you purchase and open the course, it will be available to you for 30 days. During that time, you may start and stop as needed, or watch it multiple times. If for some reason you purchase the course but never open it, it will expire in one year.

Click here to register for the web training course Issues of Confidentiality and Ethics to Consider in Nonprofit Organizations!

 

 

 

From Cost Savings to Improved Outcomes: Continuous Quality Improvement in Action

Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. in #202  J.C. Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a philosophy of management that focuses on process improvement, to improve an organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to common CQI models and processes that can be readily applied to social service work. We will identify the capacities and practice behaviors that characterize cultures of learning and improvement. Lastly, we will introduce, demonstrate, and practice several key quality improvement tools and exercises.

Instructor Sarah Buek is the Founder and CEO of Insight Partners Consulting and has worked for the past 13 years in the non-profit sector first as a clinical social worker and later in program management, evaluation, and quality improvement.  As a funder and consultant, she’s led dozens of non-profits in the development of Theories of Change and Logic Models, the design of data collection tools and processes, the creation of quality improvement systems, and the use of performance management to create cultures of learning and continuous improvement.  Her passion is equipping human service professionals and organizations with the thought processes and tools necessary to articulate, measure, and increase their effectiveness and efficiency.

Registration fee: $30

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Search Engine Optimization and Search Marketing 101 for Nonprofits

Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. in # 202 JC Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)

This interactive and data-driven workshop covers a range of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and on-line search marketing issues.  Some of the topics to be covered will include:

  • Increasing organic search visibility
  • On-page optimization
  • Keyword discovery
  • Tracking and reporting
  • Link building
  • Search marketing, including Google Grants
  • Content marketing

Showing up in search engine results (organic search) is a key way to reach your most important audiences. But improving your website’s visibility in Google can be daunting. Designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, this expert-led workshop will teach you how to implement SEO best practices that will improve your organization’s online visibility, boost fundraising efforts, drive qualified web traffic, and bring increased awareness to your cause.

Key Takeaways:

  • How search engines work
  • The 3 most important SEO considerations
  • How SEO fits into your digital marketing strategy
  • Why Google is your nonprofit’s best friend

Instructor Rosie Siemer is Founder and CEO of FIVESEED, a digital marketing agency and strategic consulting firm serving nonprofits, arts and culture, education, and conservation organizations. As a recognized expert in digital strategy, Rosie is frequently invited to facilitate workshops and speak on the topics of mobile marketing, social media, and online advertising. Rosie brings an international perspective to her clients, having served on the Board of Directors at the World Trade Center Denver and as an instructor at the Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute. She is co-author of Membership Marketing in the Digital Age: A Handbook for Museums and Libraries. She has consulted internationally for leading organizations including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Museum of Science, Boston, Saint Louis Art Museum, History Colorado, Desert Botanical Garden, Space Center Houston, and the Murphy Arts District. 

Registration fee: $30

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Diversity & Inclusion in Your Volunteer Program

Friday, June 29, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Social Science and Business - SSB #335 (on the UMSL north campus, note different building than most of our classes take place).

Diversity and inclusion initiatives have been proven to not only make organizations more accessible, but more successful. Intentional diversity and inclusion leads to more innovation in thinking, greater productivity, and a more engaged team. So how can we work to make our volunteer programs accessible to a wide range of people, in order to create an engaged, effective team of diverse volunteers? This interactive workshop will explore the concepts of diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias, in order to help us understand these concepts and their effect on our current practices around volunteer recruitment, engagement, and retention. Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate their existing volunteer program through the lens of diversity and inclusion, brainstorm and share knowledge with colleagues through interactive discussions and activities, and develop concrete, measurable action steps toward creating a more diverse volunteer team for their organization.

Instructor Catrina Salama - Diversity Awareness Partnership: Catrina Salama is Diversity Awareness Partnership’s Education and Training manager, in which role she trains clients in diversity and inclusion and supports organizations in implementing diversity initiatives. Catrina holds a master’s degree in clinical adult psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Webster University. Catrina also serves as adjunct faculty at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville teaching about Multiculturalism and social justice at the graduate and undergraduate level. In her previous role as Multicultural counselor, she provided mental health treatment to underrepresented students and developed outreach and programing specific to the needs of underrepresented students on campus. She has also been a part of campus climate committees where she gained experience evaluating the climate of diversity in an educational setting. Catrina’s passion for diversity comes from her experience as a first generation American and her time spent traveling abroad.

Instructor Denise DeCou - Anti-Defamation League: Denise DeCou is Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Content Development and Program Delivery for Washington University School of Medicine.  Since September 2013, Ms. DeCou has developed a four-part diversity training curriculum and has trained more than 7,300 employees (faculty and staff) across the medical school campus.  Ms. DeCou has also been instrumental in providing national and local speakers for various events on campus.  Her work has generated a change in the culture of the institution. Ms. DeCou has an extensive background in the not-for-profit sector, with more than 25 years in organizational development, curriculum design, and adult/youth programming.  As a nationally certified Diversity Trainer, Ms. DeCou has facilitated anti-bias/anti-oppression trainings for children, youth, community-based organizations, community leaders, the workplace, law enforcement, and institutions of higher education here in the United States and abroad.  Collectively, DeCou has trained thousands of adults and youth and has managed more than 100 employees and 200 volunteers over the last fifteen years.

Instructor Julie Strassman - MVMA Facilitator: Julie Strassman is an experienced volunteer engagement professional and social justice educator, dedicated to helping organizations build mutually beneficial relationships with volunteers while working toward justice.  She currently works as the Volunteer Coordinator with Bethesda Hospice Care. Previously, she worked with Kingdom House, where she helped develop and facilitate a program for contextualizing the group volunteer experience with education and advocacy on issues of poverty, diversity, and religion. Julie currently serves on the Board of MVMA as the VP of Programming, and has served on the Certification Committee for the United Way of Greater St. Louis’  Volunteer Center.  She regularly presents on volunteer engagement best practices for local and national nonprofit organizations, including Network for Strong Communities (previously Network for Nonprofit Services), Send Me St. Louis, We Raise Foundation (previously Wheat Ridge Ministries), and the Episcopal Service Corps. Julie holds a Master’s in Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary and is currently working toward her Doctorate of Ministry.

Registration fee: $75 ($60 for MVMA members with promo code. Members who need the code can contact secretary@mvma-stl.org for the promo code).

This class qualifies for six hours toward the noncredit Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management. This certificate is a partnership between the UMSL NPML program, and the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association (MVMA). In order to obtain this noncredit chancellor’s certificate, individuals must enroll in, and complete, 16 or more hours of training in classes and/or events that are produced as part of the collaboration between MVMA and the NPML program.

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Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization – a Primer

ONLINE WEBINAR - Meets on your computer, at the specified time.

2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018

Participate in this web-based class for a primer on how to start a Missouri nonprofit corporation that will seek to obtain 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS.  In addition, this class will also cover the basics of good governance policies, strategies, and requirements that will allow your organization to maintain its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status on an ongoing basis once you are up and running. 

Note that this class is meant to provide a basic introduction, and broad overview, on how to start a Missouri nonprofit corporation that goes on to apply for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.  Further, to be clear, this class will focus on applicable Missouri law, requirements, and standards that come into play in the process (vs. state laws and processes that might be different in other states). 

Instructor Dan Sise, JD, is currently the Interim Director of the Public Policy Administration (PPA) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Dan initially joined the PPA staff as a part of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program (NPML) in 2008. In his roles with the PPA and NPML programs, Dan has been an instructor on legal issues for nonprofits, the NPML program’s academic coordinator, the NPML program’s Community Engagement Manager, and now is the PPA program’s acting director. In addition, Dan still directs the NPML program’s non-credit, continuing education classes and training. A 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Dan is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. Dan has served on multiple nonprofit organization boards, including the boards of three different foundations/funders. He currently serves on the board of directors of Camp Rainbow Foundation. Prior to joining the faculty of the PPA/NPML program, Dan worked at Habitat for Humanity St. Louis where he was director of operations.

Registration fee: $49

Click here to register for the Online webinar Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization – a Primer!

 


 

Basic Financial Oversight and Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. in #202 JC Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)

Every organization should have board or staff members that possess financial credentials and/or experience and are charged with the primary responsibility of reporting or managing the financial matters of the nonprofit. However, board and staff members whose expertise is other than financial still need the ability to monitor and manage the financial condition of the organization. This is an introductory, basic course covering important financial management and oversight principles and activities in every nonprofit organization.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to manage a range of budget and financial matters in relation to your fiscal year
  • Indicators of financial health as well as how to detect potential trouble spots
  • A basic understanding of nonprofit financial statements
  • Plain-language (non-accountant-speak) financial concepts, activities and procedures that anyone can understand

The primary instructor for this class will be Dan Sise of the UMSL Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program, but Dan will be joined by Mary Kay Lofgren and Becky Knezevich of Rubin Brown, who will provide more specific details on accounting concepts and financial statements. 

Instructor Dan Sise, JD, is currently the Interim Director of the Public Policy Administration (PPA) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Dan initially joined the PPA staff as a part of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program (NPML) in 2008. In his roles with the PPA and NPML programs, Dan has been an instructor on legal issues for nonprofits, the NPML program’s academic coordinator, the NPML program’s Community Engagement Manager, and now is the PPA program’s acting director. In addition, Dan still directs the NPML program’s non-credit, continuing education classes and training. A 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Dan is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. Dan has served on multiple nonprofit organization boards, including the boards of three different foundations/funders. He currently serves on the board of directors of Camp Rainbow Foundation. Prior to joining the faculty of the PPA/NPML program, Dan worked at Habitat for Humanity St. Louis where he was director of operations.

Instructor Mary Kay Lofgren is a Partner in RubinBrown’s Assurance Services Group. She also serves as a Vice Chair of the Not-For-Profit Services Group. She primarily serves clients in the nonprofit and public sector industries. Mary Kay has more than 21 years of experience working on assurance engagements in these industries, as well as Uniform Guidance (A-133) single audits. Mary Kay also chairs the Not-For-Profit Services Group Private Schools segment. Mary Kay teaches the Financial Issues in Managing NPOs course of the Nonprofit Management Leadership Program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She also speaks about a variety of not-for-profit organization topics.

Instructor Rebecca Knezevich is a Manager in Rubin Brown’s Not-For-Profit and Assurance Services Groups. She serves as the leader of the Team Member Development Committee of Rubin Brown’s Not-For-Profit Group. In addition to not-for-profits, Becky has experience working in the real estate, manufacturing and distribution industries. She specializes in audit, attest services, and internal controls and operations.

 Registration fee: $30

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For more information about these workshops or to find out about upcoming workshops, or about the NPML Program, contact Dan Sise at sised@umsl.edu, or at (314) 516-6378. 

 

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