Non-profit organizations typically attract workers who are passionate about a specific cause and/or helping others.

I admire these professionals because they’re often called on to perform several different important roles within their organizations.

Many of the professionals in East Tennessee who work for non-profit organizations have taken courses in the UT Non-Profit Management Certificate Program to gain new skills or to stay on top of trends in fundraising, management, and strategic planning.

If you work or volunteer for a non-profit organization, you may be interested in the following new non-credit courses:

Intro. to Fundraising (Oct. 19; $119) — In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to identify and research potential prospects, develop and track relationships, and effectively recognize and thank your donors.

The Non-Profit Economy (Oct. 26; $119) — This course is designed to help you understand the sources of income that are most important to your organization, by anticipating and planning for changes and trends that will matter most in the non-profit economy.

Volunteer Recruitment and Coordination (Nov. 3; $119) — Learn how non-profits can develop and maintain a strong volunteer base and ensure your organization’s mission is fulfilled.

Related courses offered this fall include Leading the Non-Profit Organization (Oct. 5), Organizational Development and the Non-Profit (Nov. 9), Special Event Planning for Non-Profits (Nov. 17), and Non-Profit Strategic Planning (Dec. 1). The registration fee for each course is $119.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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