|LETTER FROM JANICE SHAPIRO
Learning: The Key to Individual and Organizational Success
September is a perfect time for a fresh start and the Support Center is the perfect place to begin one. Each year at this time, I remember buying a brand new notebook for school and thumbing through it in anticipation of all the notes and ideas that would fill those blank pages. Those days are not gone! You can feel the same excitement by registering for one of our Certificate Programs.
Great leaders at all levels are those with a commitment to life-long learning in its many forms. Research has shown that adults learn best when they can apply what they learn to real life situations. By now, many of us know that years at college and the accumulation of degrees have not always prepared us for the challenges we face every day in our nonprofit workplaces. Enrolling in a Support Center Certificate Program is one cost and time-effective method to continue learning and improve your ability to meet the demands of your job and the needs of your nonprofit.
This month we are proud to launch the Support Center's enhanced Certificate Programs in Leadership and Supervision, Fundraising, and Executive Leadership.Today's nonprofit climate requires much more targeted expertise to respond to constant change. And our Certificate Programs are now more flexible to allow you to create a curriculum to suit your interests and at the same time, add a significant credential to your resume. Because fees are based on a sliding scale, they are also affordable to most nonprofits and individuals. Read more...
5 Tips for Supervisors from Janet Watesrton
We sat down with expert trainer, Janet Waterston, the facilitator behind many of our Leadership and Supervision Certificate Program workshops, to learn about what makes a great supervisor. She gave us some practical tips and resources that you can start using today to improve your relationships and effectiveness in the workplace!
1. Read Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time. Sometimes, we don't say the things that need to be said. This book, by Susan Scott, "really pushes us to recognize that we can be honest and direct without hurting our relationships with others" says Janet. The book provides specific suggestions for leaders to help them build relationships through direct, if tough, conversations.
2. Know Your Priorities. Janet highly recommends Franklin Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. She likes this resource for its value-based approach to relationships and because it teaches people to "schedule their priorities, and not prioritize their schedule". Supervisors and leaders should take the time to identify what is most important so they focus on an effective work environment.
Insight Into Our Fundraising Certificate Program with Aimee Covo
In a recent interview, one of our Fundraising Certificate Program participants, Aimee Covo of the Council for Living Music, told us how it has helped her professionally.
1. Why did you decide to take our Fundraising Certificate
After much research, I chose to attend the Fundraising Certificate
program because it offers a diverse and well rounded series of
studies/workshops in the field of Fundraising, including exposure
to active professionals in the field with tremendous insight and
expertise, and provides a certification upon completion.
2. Can you tell us some insights or lessons you have learned
from the program so far?
The lessons I have learned include specific tools and tips for
success that are both comprehensive and applicable in terms of
proposal writing, program presentation & development, managing
funds, and developing relationships with grant givers. Read more...
New York City AIDS Fund
The New York City AIDS Fund is focusing funding this year on New York City organizations that work in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, direct services and advocacy. The deadline for proposals is October 10th, 2012. To view the guidelines and learn how to apply, please click here.
The Shubert Foundation, Inc.
The principal goal of The Shubert Foundation is to support nonprofit, professional theatre and dance companies in the United States. The foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support. The deadline for Dance, Arts Related and Education applications is October 15th, 2012, while Theater submissions are due December 3rd, 2012. For more guidelines and to apply, please visit the foundation's website here.
|TWEETS FOR THOUGHT
|Support Center for Nonprofit Management
New York : 42 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004 | Phone: 212-924-6744
Workshops, unless noted otherwise, are held at:
305 Seventh Ave @ 27th Street, 11th Floor | New York, NY 10001
New Jersey: 185 West State Street, New Jersey State Library
Trenton, NJ 08625 | Phone: 609-278-0482
New Strategies in Grantmaking Series:
Meet the Corporate Grantmakers
Grantmaker Strategy in
a Volatile Economy
Friday, Sept. 28
9:00 - 12:00*
4 Irving Place
*networking breakfast begins at 8:30 am
Friday, September 14
Tuesday, October 16
Friday, October 19
Tuesday, October 23
Wednesday, October 24
Thursday, October 25
How to Tell Your 5 Star Stories
Thursday, November 1
Bold Intentions: Towards Greater Effectiveness for Middle Managers
Tuesday, November 6
Tuesday, November 13
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Tuesday, December 4
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Thursday, December 6
Friday, December 7
Tuesday, December 11
Friday, December 14