So you think you’re ready to step up as a nonprofit professional?
It takes more than drive, compassion and commitment to make a successful nonprofit career. That’s why you should consider what I’m calling an Austin nonprofit boot camp: *TANO’s Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.
Don’t read another word if you know you want to do it. Click here and register immediately, because the deadline is this Friday, July 20.
The program is intense — 20 full days of instruction over 10 months, August through May with graduation in June. It promises that you’ll learn as much about yourself and your leadership style as you will about the sector, the community and how to strengthen your organization.
Past participants include nonprofit executives; state, county and city leaders; volunteer managers; case managers and more.
I asked a couple of past participants about the CNLM program:
David Salazar, Executive Assistant, Travis County Health and Human Services and Veterans Service, Class of 2011-12:
“I would recommend that anyone interested in working in or with nonprofits or looking to start-up a community-based organization look at enrolling in this program as it provides access to resources and information valuable in establishing such organizations and how they are supposed to work. It also exposes participants to the many requirements and pitfalls that are not always anticipated when getting into the business.
“In taking the course, I had the opportunity to build relationships with a great cross-section of people in the nonprofit world, education and state and local governments. These people have the potential to make lasting, positive changes in our community. I am proud to have gotten to know them.”
Karin Gerstenhaber, Director of Grants Management, Tocker Foundation, 2011-2012
“I absolutely would recommend the program to other nonprofit professionals and have already done so.
“Many people end up in the nonprofit sector with wonderful convictions but without any specific education or training. I believe the CNLM program goes a long way towards filling that gap and strengthening the professionalism of the sector. Nearly everything we learned was immediately applicable to the workplace and my learning was greatly expanded by the collective knowledge of my classmates. I entered the program with many years of volunteer experience and thought that made me qualified to step into a professional role seamlessly but that wasn’t necessarily true and the program provided the tools needed to make that transition.
“My lasting take-away is from the work we did early in the year on personality typing and emotional IQ. Not only did it provide valuable personal insight, but more importantly, it instructed us on the skills and sensitivities that improve interpersonal relations anywhere, work, home, school, community, and more.”
Learn more about TANO’s Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and register now.
*You know what TANO is, right? Oh, geez, people, do I have to tell you everything? Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, a statewide membership organization based in Austin that is all things nonprofits and specializing in training. Worth browsing their site for other training opportunities. Visit TANO online.