About The Nonprofit Center for Excellence and Philanthropy

PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE is proud to help strengthen nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management designed to support board governance, enhance the business practices of nonprofit organizations, and expand the influence of the nonprofit sector.

Each year, the institute offers certified fundraising executives (CFRE) credit for their mastery of skills and information shared through Pensacola State College’s Nonprofit Center for Excellence workshops.

Attendees benefit from professional trainers and expert panelists who equip attendees with best-practices and practical templates that can be used in their organizations. Workshops help attendees earn continuing education units necessary to secure and renew certification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Full participation in a workshop is applicable for 7 points for a full day and 3.5 points for half-day in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Additionally, participation in any of the PSC workshops or the annual nonprofit summit may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International.

The Gulf Power Foundation was a founding partner in developing the concept of a Nonprofit Center for Excellence and Philanthropy at Pensacola State College.

CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and PSC Nonprofit Center offerings (similar to many offerings at other locations) are not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.

Upcoming Workshops and Training

Attendees benefit from professional trainers and expert panelists who equip attendees with best-practices and practical template that can be used in their organizations. Workshops help attendees earn continuing education units necessary to secure and renew certification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

August 24 | Major Gift Fundraising

Trainer: KC Gartman, Baptist Health Care
• Documenting the Gift
• Letters of Intent
• Gift schedules: Recurring or multiyear payments
• Pledge payments and invoicing
• Recording the gift
• Contracts and agreements
• CRM systems
• Gift announcements
• Donor recognition and appreciation
• Stewardship

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October 14 | Nonprofit Summit

Trainers: Andrea Krieger, Cathy Brown, Dana Hall, Nigel Allen

• Board Governance
• Planned Giving
• Impact & Data
• Grant Writing – led by Cathy Brown
• Panels (Board, Philanthropist, Financial Planning)
• Successful Event Fundraising – led by Dana Hall

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Nov 3 | Staffing Models for Fundraising

• Salary comparisons and expectations
• Realistic job descriptions
• Effective hiring
• Effective Orientation and training
• Portfolio management and expectation
• Evaluation and effective inspiration
• Reporting expectations
• Confidentiality
• Bonus models

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