The Learning Institute

Learning Institute

Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Video Course Series of 8 Modules

The Learning Institute, a program of The Society for Nonprofit Organizations, provides affordable, accessible educational programs for all involved in the nonprofit sector.  The eight original programs in this series were telecast live via satellite in 2000 and are now available online via streaming video. These programs feature some of the finest experts in the field, and have been taught to over 16,000 satisfied learners. 

You can register for the entire series or for individual topics, and can elect to earn CEUs through Michigan State University. There are two topics of special interest to Energize, Inc. site visitors:

Volunteer Management: Attracting and Keeping the Best
Faculty: Susan J. Ellis

Board Governance: Building Passion for Mission
Faculty: Carol Weisman

The other 6 topics and faculty in the series are:

  • Strategic Planning FRANK MARTINELLI
  • Marketing KAREN FOX
  • Resource Development JIMMIE ALFORD
  • Mission-Based Management PETER BRINCKERHOFF
  • Social Entrepreneurship JERR BOSCHEE
  • Strategic Alliances DAVID CAMPBELL and RICHARD JONES

All of the course materials needed for each course can be found online.  These materials include the following:

  • Video Presentation (approx. 90 minutes)
  • Participant Guide (30-40 pages)
  • Related Readings

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