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The Nonprofit Management & Leadership (NPML) Program offers noncredit courses and workshops through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, in addition to the credit courses they offer through the academic units. The Fundraising Institute is offered every summer, and additional programs are offered throughout the year.
Filling a vital need for nonprofit education and training in the St. Louis metropolitan region and beyond, the NPML Program offers comprehensive education and training for individuals with varied instructional needs:
- Students and others pursuing careers in the nonprofit sector
- Professional nonprofit staff
- Board members
- Community leaders
- Public sector administrators
Managers and leaders in a wide array of nonprofit fields have gained essential skills and knowledge through NPML programs. Participants join our programs from many fields, including human and social services, health and mental health, the arts and culture, education, public issues advocacy, the environment, religion, and community associations.
Society calls upon nonprofit organizations and voluntary initiatives to address its most critical challenges...revitalizing cities; transforming educational, health, and social service systems; strengthening civic, arts, and cultural life; and sustaining our environment. Therefore, it is vitally important that nonprofit organizations and voluntary initiatives improve the effectiveness of managers and leaders. NPML’s mission is to foster the growth and effectiveness of professionals already working in the nonprofit sector and of others who aspire to such work. — John McClusky, NPML founder and director emeritus
For more information on the NPML Program, please visit their website at umsl.edu/npml. See below for the upcoming Professional Development opportunities.
- NPML Fundraising Institute – June 16-19, 2014
Each year in June, the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program offers a Fundraising Institute that provides a wide variety of workshops on the most important fundraising topics, including grant writing, planned giving, and ethical fundraising. The institute is flexible and affordable. For more information and to stay tuned for next year's Institute, please click here.
- How Understanding Risk Management Principles Can Make You a Stronger Nonprofit Manager – June 27, 2014
This class will cover a broad range of topics designed to make you more aware of various risks that might affect your career and your organization. If you attend this class, you will find out how to (1) better understand and approach risk management, (2) protect your reputation, and (3) resolve conflicts by spending the day in a series of specialized presentations with legal, technology, and security professionals and counselors who will share their insights and experience. Topics will include physical and intellectual property risk and legal considerations, security in receiving electronic/credit card donations and payments, electronic security relating to social media and websites, and conflict resolution and mediation as alternatives to lawsuits. Attendance in this class counts toward the UMSL Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management. For more information and to register, please click here.
- Presentation by St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman: Perspectives on Property Tax Exemption – July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 3-4:30 PM | FREE, but registration is required – click here to register online now!
Recently, issues have arisen with respect to property tax exemptions in St. Louis County. In light of those issues, and as a way to educate the public on broader public policy perspectives related to property tax exemptions, the Public Policy Administration Program and the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program at UMSL are pleased to host a presentation by St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman, and members of his staff. Even if your property and concerns are not located in St. Louis County, come to this session to gain general insight into how elected officials and governmental staff approach and handle these matters.
Mr. Zimmerman and his staff will share general information and perspectives on topics such as:
- What generally prompts a review of property tax exemptions
- General concerns held by the Assessor’s office with respect to property tax exemptions
- Issues and factors considered by the Assessor’s Office in relation to property tax exemptions
- How the Assessor’s office conducts a review of property tax exemptions
- What organizations that have property tax exemption can and should consider if they want to maintain that property tax exemption
- Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management
Volunteers are an essential resource for every nonprofit organization, regardless of mission or purpose. Recognizing the need for professional development in the critical field of volunteer management, the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association (MVMA), the NPML program, and UMSL PCS will offer classes and events that individuals can use to qualify for a noncredit “Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management” from UMSL. For more information, and to register, please click here.