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 4, 8-10 AM — COLLABORATIONS THAT WORK WEBINAR- BUILDING YOUR COLLABORATIVE TEAM FOR BIG WINS!

Trainers: DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna; Kimberly Krupa, Director of Achieve Escambia and Chandra Smiley, CEO of Community Health of Northwest Florida

Learning Gains:

Why collaborate?
First considerations (similar organization philosophy, filling service gaps, capacity, goals)
Expectations and challenges
Examples of shared successes
The difference between collaboration and collective impact (wins/losses with each)
The greater good – in both cases
Different revenue/expense/operational considerations for both models
Collaboration & community health (leveraging partnerships to address health disparities)

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September 9 — A GUIDE TO TRANSPARENCY (MEETING DONOR AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS)

Trainer: Andrea Krieger, Executive Director at PSC Foundation
• What must nonprofits disclose to the public?
• Ten ways nonprofits can demonstrate financial transparency (ethical fundraising, COI policies, executive compensation, IRS form 990 board review, travel expense reimbursement policies and more)
• Complaints about nonprofits’ financial conduct (where the public can view scanned IRS form 990)
• Practical starting point for nonprofits wishing to meet transparency expectations
• Using your website to meet transparency expectations
• Whistleblower policies and internal complaint procedures for staff (paid and volunteer)

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September 16 — STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVEMENT (CREATING FUNCTIONAL PLANS TO IMPROVE SUCCESS)

Trainer: Dr. Blake Horne, President and Chief Executive Officer at United Methodist Children’s Home

Learning Gains:
• Understanding context: ethical, comprehensive and productive development tied to results
• Using your strategic objectives as a management tool for improved service delivery and client interaction
• Ensuring fundraising and partnership is effective and focused
• Maintaining a clear direction

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October 6 — NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP (CREATING AND SUSTAINING ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY TO EXCEL)

Trainer: Thomas Greek, Vice President of Learning & Development at Navy Federal

Learning Gains:
• The value of empowerment vs. engagement (how to make it happen)
• Real leaders don’t follow (the essentials of creating a team of leaders)
• Centering with core values (Getting everyone on-board with shared values that strengthen your culture)
• Inspiring fanatical devotion on your team
• Creating a quality culture through consideration
• Putting products and clients first
• How to hire the best and then keep them motivated

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October 21 — MAJOR GIFT DEVELOPMENT – WEALTH SEARCH, STRATEGY MEETINGS, DISCOVERY CONVERSATIONS, AND ACTION REGISTERS

Trainer: Kent Huyser, Senior Consultant at Gonser Gerber

• Identification – finding potential gift prospects
• Discovery – conducting research on major gift prospects (learning more about financial capacity and inclination to be generous)
• Cultivation – engaging & involving major gift prospects in the work of your organization
• Solicitation – making a compelling request for support
• Stewardship and recognition- extending gratitude and acknowledgment to the donor

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