The Florida Association of Nonprofits exists to to help nonprofits thrive by providing information (education), resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities. To further this goal, Florida Nonprofits provides classes for both people considering a new nonprofit and those involved in existing nonprofits who want to do things better.
How to Start a Nonprofit
Florida Nonprofits hosts “How to Start a Nonprofit” the first Friday of each month. Topics covered include not only the how, but the why (or why not) to create a nonprofit. There are many points to consider before beginning a nonprofit, and not many information sources to consult regarding the negatives.
The purpose of this course is to provide the information you need to know before launching a nonprofit organization. Find out what you have to do, when incorporating your nonprofit, if you want to collect charitable donations. Also covered is how to do IRS and State of Florida filing, which is also applicable for those nonprofits that are up and running, but need further guidance. The class is devoted to helping you start a nonprofit organization and will also discuss the eleven areas of nonprofit management to master for success.
The course can also be scheduled at your convenience, and can be taught remotely.
The Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management
The Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides motivating and stimulating classes to assist the professional development of anyone involved in the nonprofit sector – from nonprofit executives and board members to staff and volunteers. It is offered in partnership with the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Fischler School of Education and Human Services and Broward College (BC), The 11-class series is offered in two formats:
- an accelerated, intensive four-day session
- ongoing, (rolling) monthly classes that can be completed in five months
Each class is taught by experts with a hands-on format. Certification provides you and the nonprofit with many useful skills including: fundraising, empowering vision from mission to action plan, nonprofit accounting, and creating a organizational proposal. While each class offers valuable information and stands alone, a dynamic synergy is experienced by taking the entire series. For example: Exploring how to fundraise and generate more income goes hand in hand with having a specific plan for the use and accounting of those funds.