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Certification Opportunity - ASU Lodestar Center Nonprofit Management Institute

Receive a Nonprofit Management Certificate, presented in part by BeachFleischman PC, through the ASU Lodestar Center Nonprofit Management Institute. This certificate is designed to meet the professional needs of today’s nonprofit professional. Courses are engaging and taught by industry professionals, providing you with techniques that can immediately be implemented in your nonprofit organization.
Certificate is awarded after the completion of 8 courses, offered both online and in-person.

NMI 102 Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits
NMI 103 Effective Financial Management Principles
NMI 104 Engaging and Developing Volunteers
NMI 105 High Impact Leadership 
NMI 106 Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development
NMI 108 Analyzing for Program Impact
NMI 111 Impactful Board Governance
NMI 112 Emerging Marketing and Social Media Strategies

Courses can be taken in any order. You decide how quickly you want to complete the program. Each course is $300, or purchase all 8 courses for $2150.

ASU Lodestar Center Nonprofit Management Institute offers a $200 Joyce and Walter Winston Scholarship, apply for scholarship here.

To learn more, or register for courses, visit the ASU Lodestar website.

Using Mirror Surveys to Increase Board Awareness and Staff Effectiveness

by Larry J. Seibert, Ph.D.

How often have you heard a Board member decry member surveys?  “We don’t need to waste our time and money on another member survey, we know what our members want.  We hear from them all the time.”  Sometimes the most vocal members represent the majority of members, but often times they do not.

Mirror surveys can be administered to Board members to show them where they are in synch with the membership and where they are not.  

Mirror surveys can also be administered to the staff to show them how well they understand the quality and value of the services they provide to members.  It is well documented in the service quality literature that service providers who understand their customers/members are much more effective in delivering high quality service.  

Read more here.

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