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.

October 6 — NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP WEBINAR (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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2020 Annual Nonprofit Summit – November 2nd – 3rd

Learning Gains
• Major Gift Fundraising
• Donor Centered Fundraising
• Social Media Tools and Best Practices
• Marketing Best Practices
• Effective Advocacy and Lobbying
• Nonprofit Paperwork Essentials
• Grant Software – Comparisons and Offers
• Round Tables: CEO/ED, Event Manager, Volunteer Manager, Major Gift Officer

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