Susan Woods Nonprofit Consulting Services provides how-to-classes on DVD to help nonprofit professionals start, fund, manage, and sustain nonprofit organizations successfully. You can purchase the how-to-videos (listed below) and view them around your schedules, in the privacy of your homes, and as many times as you like.
HOW TO START A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IN 20 SIMPLE STEPS
Earning 501(c)(3) status is a very tedious process. This class teaches you the 20 steps required to start a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that comply with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. Examples of topics included are how to perform a needs analysis, how to name the nonprofit organization, where to offer the services, and more.
LEARN TO COMPLETE THE 501(C)(3) APPLICATION PACKET
The “Form 1023: Application for Recognition of Exemption” is the official application packet that the IRS uses to determine the eligibility of organizations to earn the 501(c)(3) status. This class guides you through the steps to complete the application packet that will increase your probability of approval by the IRS.
EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS
All nonprofit organizations need funding to provide community services. This class teaches you how raise the money you need to succeed. You will learn traditional fundraising strategies and social media fundraising strategies.
HOW TO FIND GRANT MONEY? THE RFP RESEARCH PROCESS
Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) are formal announcements that corporations, foundations, and government entities (local, county, state, and federal) use to share information about the availability of grant money. The RFP’s describe the types of programs for which funding will be provided, the service areas in which funding can be used, the target clientele that the funding will support, and the deadline for submitting the grant proposal in response to the RFP. This class teaches you how to locate RFP’s that are compatible with the vision and goals of your nonprofit organization.
ESTABLISHING THE PERFECT NONPROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors governs the operations of nonprofit organizations. It is very important to establish a Board of Directors that includes people who understand the vision, goals, and overall purpose of the nonprofit organization. This class teaches you how to establish the perfect Board of Directors for your nonprofit organization. It covers the recruitment and selection process and the responsibilities of each member.
FIVE STEPS TO PROVIDING SUMMER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Youth development programs provide proactive services that prepare youth to be successful. Unfortunately, too many of our youth do not have structure and lack effective and reliable mentors. This class defines the five steps to providing summer youth development programs: 1) establish foundation; 2) enroll youth; 3) secure revenues; 4) operate the program; and 5) share summer program return on investment.
BASIC GRANT WRITING TECHNIQUES
Grant writing is a skill used to secure grant money that allows nonprofit organizations to provide community services. There are literally billions of dollars in grant money available for nonprofit organizations. However, qualifying for grant money requires a very savvy grant writer. This classes teach you how to write grant proposals that correlate with the requirements listed in the requests for proposals. For example, you will learn how to write a problem statement, define the target group and service area, describe the service plan, create a financial statement, and more.
MANAGING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SUCCESSFULLY
Executive Directors are responsible for managing nonprofit organizations successfully for reporting to the Board of Directors. This class will teach Executive Directors how to manage two functions: human resource management and financial management.
Specifically, regarding human resource management, Executive Directors will learn how to create job descriptions, recruit team members, prepare team members for success, and monitor their performance. In terms of financial management duties, they will learn how to develop budgets, create financial reports, and submit IRS information reports in a timely manner.
HOW TO DEVELOP A REVENUE GENERATION TEAM
All nonprofit organizations need money to provide community services. Unfortunately, most nonprofit organizations do not have a dedicated team to secure revenues to guarantee long-term sustainability. Most nonprofit organizations receive revenues in a very haphazard way which creates havoc for the Executive Director. This class teaches you how to develop a revenue generation team which is responsible for securing revenues on a regular basis for the nonprofit organization.
WHY CHURCHES MUST EARN NONPROFIT STATUS
Many churches do not qualify for major grant money because they do not have an earned 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. The Internal Revenue Service allows churches to use an “honorary” 501(c)(3) status to accept tax-free tithes and offerings. Unfortunately, most grant money providers do not recognize the “honorary” status. Instead, major grant money providers donate money to churches that have earned the 501(c)(3) status that is confirmed by a Determination Letter. This class teaches you how to complete the 501(c)(3) application process so that churches can benefit from securing revenues to help them continue providing community services.
If you have any questions about the DVD Nonprofit Classes, please call Susan Woods at 704-968-2769.
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