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Registration Now Open for Fall Axelson Programs for Nonprofit Professionals

Axelson Center workshops
The Axelson Center offers both webinars and face-to-face workshops for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.

CHICAGO (August 21, 2014) — For nonprofit professionals in the Chicago region, workshops and webinars hosted by North Park University’s Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management are the perfect opportunity to “find out what you didn’t know you needed to know” about leadership, management, fundraising, marketing, and many other knowledge areas.

Professional development programs are a critical part of the Axelson Center’s mission to enhance the performance and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by educating individuals and supporting organizations. All programs focus on one or more of the Hallmarks of Nonprofit Managerial Excellence℠: mission and program; leadership and governance; strategy and innovation; human resources; financial strength and performance; resource generation and external relations; and accountability and integrity.

With this framework in mind, the Axelson Center partners with experts in the field to present relevant topics in a personable format. All nonprofit staff and volunteers—from executive directors and program managers to board members and fundraising staff—will benefit from the perspective and content this fall’s workshops and webinars can offer.

This fall’s workshop schedule offers something for everyone, from executive directors to program managers, grant writers, and development directors. Highlights include:

  • “Federal Funding 101: Demystifying Your Search in a Changing Landscape” on Wednesday, September 17;
  • “What’s the Best CRM Software for My Organization?” on Wednesday, September 24;
  • “Essential Volunteer Engagement Strategies” on Wednesday, October 1;
  • “Mission Accomplishment and Your Governing Board” on Wednesday, October 29; and
  • “Online Crowdfunding: Essential or Experimental?” on Wednesday, December 3.

The fall professional development schedule also includes two webinars:

  • “Keeping Your Church on the Right Side of the IRS” on Wednesday, October 15, noon–1:00 pm CST; and
  • “Nonprofit Website Management for Busy People” on Wednesday, November 12, noon–1:00 pm CST.

A schedule of all 13 workshops and webinars is available online at the Axelson Center’s website.

Half-day workshop registration fees are $90; full-day workshops are priced at $170. Webinar registration is $20 per individual or $50 for three attendees from the same organization. New nonprofit professionals, those working for organizations with budgets less than $1 million, North Park University students, and members of partner organizations are eligible for registration discounts. Details and registration links are available on the workshops webpage of the Axelson Center website.

Sign up for the Axelson Center’s email list and follow the Center on Twitter or Facebook to stay connected throughout the year and be the first to know about workshops, the Annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers, and BootCamp for New Nonprofit CEOs.

The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University is the source for informative and engaging nonprofit professional development in the Chicago region. Through regular programs including workshops and an annual conference, the Axelson Center delivers a superior educational experience for nonprofit managers, leaders and frontline staff, covering a vast array of topics from program evaluation to strategic planning, and communications to financial management. The valuable learning presented through these programs enhances the impact of both the nonprofit sector, its staff and volunteers.


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