Nonprofit Center & MS ready for Certificate Program launch

Wichita Falls_Registration is underway for the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.  The program explores the basic principles and best practices of the nonprofit sector.

The program is designed for nonprofit professionals who are engaged in the field and seek a valuable professional credential, those who are considering a career in the nonprofit sector, board members and others interested in improving nonprofit organizations in the area.

Topics covered during the seven classes include Program Planning, Financial Management, Fund Development and Branding, Marketing and Public Relations.  "The certificate program provided an excellent opportunity to expand my understanding of the similarities and differences between the private for profit and nonprofit sectors," said Ben Filer, community volunteer and program graduate.

Classes will be facilitated by nonprofit professionals who are expeerienced in the challenges facing nonprofits today.  Early registration is encouraged.  The fee for each session includes lunch, handout materials, instruction and texts.  The first class of the seven part series, Nonprofit Organizations: Culture, Concepts & Components will be taught by nonprofit management consultant, Betty Richardson and is scheduled for September 11, 2007 from 9am-6pm at the Wichita Falls Museum fo Art, 2 Eureka Circle.  The cost for each class is $100 or $700 for the complete series.  Participants may register for the entire series at the beginning of the year or for individual sessions.

For more information, a complete class schedule or to register, please visit or contact the Nonprofit Center at 940-322-4961.