Learning Labs

Learning Labs are a training series consisting of six module cohort-based sessions that provides a deeper dive into a specific Key Area of Nonprofit Excellence, where knowledge gained from workshops can be applied to improve management performance. Through these hands-on modules, NPCC provides a comprehensive and impactful program that benefits both nonprofit leaders and the organizations they serve. Program participants, who tend to be their organization’s “accidental experts” in a given area, leave the series equipped with practical strategies and individualized tools that they then use in their day-to-day work to improve their organization’s practices and an expanded network of peers in their field.

NPCC Members and non-members are welcome to apply. Each module will consist of a cohort of 40 individuals who will be selected from the initial pool of applicants. We strongly encourage that two team members from your organization participate, as we believe it will allow for a much more fruitful experience for your organization.


Current Offerings

Governance

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Monday, June 18, 2018

This training is intended for individuals at your organization with basic to intermediate expertise in the area who manage governance structure, impact board strategy, and/or carry out governance implementation.

  • Session 1 - Structure and Oversight
  • Session 2 - Diversifying Board Cultivation and Recruitment
  • Session 3 - Board Retention and Value
  • Session 4 - Fundraising and Ambassadorship
  • Session 5 - Evaluating Performance
  • Session 6 - Planning for the Future

Click here to download the Session Schedule and Key Takeaways (.pdf).

Application opens Wednesday March 14, 2018. Application deadline is Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by April 9, 2018.


Upcoming Offerings

Financial Management

Human Resources

Results & Impact

Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

Information Technology


2017 Offerings

Communications

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Thursday, October 12, 2017

This training is intended for individuals at your organization with basic to intermediate expertise in the area who manage communications, impact communications strategy, and/or carry out communications implementation.

  • Session 1 – Communicating Your Organization Identity through Your Brand
  • Session 2 – Intentional & Effective Communications Planning
  • Session 3 – Storytelling and Story Gathering
  • Session 4 – Tracking Effectiveness of Communications
  • Session 5 – Building Compelling Campaigns
  • Session 6 – Fostering Internal Communications Within Teams

Click here to download the Session Schedule and Key Takeaways (.pdf).

Application deadline is Friday, July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by July 12. Click here to apply. Application is now closed.

Fundraising & Resource Development

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This training is intended for individuals at your organization with basic to intermediate expertise in the area who manage fundraising and resource development, impact fundraising strategy, and/or carry out fundraising and resource development implementation.

  • Session 1 – Making the Case for Your Nonprofit
  • Session 2 – Responsible Fundraising & Resource Development
  • Session 3 – Inclusive & Holistic Fundraising
  • Session 4 – Intentional and Sustainable Fundraising
  • Session 5 – Resource Development Communication
  • Session 6 – Culture of Philanthropy

Click here to download the Session Schedule and Key Takeaways (.pdf).

Application deadline is April 19, 2017 at 5:00pm. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by April 27. Click here to apply. Application is now closed.