Developing, managing and growing a nonprofit program requires proper planning and specific knowledge and skills. The combination of these variables creates a solid roadmap to community impact and long term success. Program Management is an on-going systematic process that nonprofit professionals follow as they plan, implement and evaluate an initiative. The process is not limited to a specific subject matter nor is it confined to a set term / planning cycle. The process can be applied on a small scale to an individual workshop; on a larger scale to a comprehensive community initiative or global effort. The scope may be different but the principles of program management remain the same.
This two-day certificate covers the importance of assessing community needs; fundamentals of effective program management; roles and responsibilities of a program director and management team; essential elements of program evaluation; budgeting process, fiscal responsibility and public accountability.
In this course, participants will:
- Identify the core competencies of an effective program manager.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the seven components of program design and evaluation.
- Write program outcomes, plan for evaluation and interpret data to produce a cohesive evaluation report.
- Discuss the fiduciary responsibilities and public accountability of a program administrator.
Who should attend
This program is most suitable for coordinator and management level nonprofit employees who want to gain a deeper understanding of best practices in program management.
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
"Great day of very useful expertise. Very valuable!"
Past Interim Executive Director,
Refugee Women's Network
"It helped to give me a broad understanding of how nonprofits are to be managed [and] a good understanding of the struggles they face on a day-to-day basis."
Past Accounting Manager
Center for Puppetry Arts