The dynamic program consists of three consecutive all-day sessions during which the following topics are presented by the Graduate Schools of Social Service and Business Administration faculty:
Setting goals and objectives; the strategic plan from discussion to development, adoption and implementation.
Creating institutional and program budgets; monitoring expenses and revenue through regular reports; the annual audit.
Creating and evaluating programs that carry out the strategic plan and can respond to new opportunities.
Creating the proposal for public or private funders that has the best chance of succeeding.
Doing special events and corporate, foundation and individual solicitations.
Establishing department and individual goals; motivation and evaluation.
Motivating and supporting trustees; identifying new trustees.
PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING
The importance of, and how to go about, advocating and lobbying for a nonprofit organization.
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING
How to use the media - print, radio, T.V., and the web - to grow public awareness of and involvement with your nonprofit organization.
How to handle any audience as though your career depends on it; dealing with the media - print, electronic and internet.
"The vision of the nonprofit world is to serve as the public's concience."
Through participation in the program and the relationships that are created with mentors, the Center's curriculum is designed to improve business management and program knowledge and expand professional credentials.
A certificate from the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders is documention that the course participants desire to be at the forefront of their field.
"This business portfolio of skills is becoming increasingly required by nonprofit executives," explains Fracis Petit, Ed.D., Associate Dean and Director of Executive Programs at Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration.