Serving the Organizational and Infrastructure Capacity Building Needs
of the Nonprofit Community in Lackawanna County

Training Programs

Through generous contributions from the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the Moses Taylor Foundation, the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence is able to offer a number of free training programs to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations servicing Lackawanna County.

Since some of the training programs have a limited number of seats and since the Center aims to ensure that as many nonprofit organizations in our area can benefit as possible, there may be an application process for particular trainings. Each individual from a nonprofit organization must separately apply for the training programs, so an organization cannot apply for multiple individuals under a single application.

2018 Schedule

Type of Training Name of Training Program Provided by Date Time Location Application/RSVP
Financial Management Fundamentals of Financial Management Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University Thursday, September 6, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Courtyard by Marriott Scranton Application
Fundraising Creating a Fundraising Culture BoardSource Friday, September 28, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. TBA Application
Program Evaluation Utilization-Focused Evaluation Michael Q. Patton Friday, October 5, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hilton Scranton Application
Human Resources Talent Management and Human Resources for Nonprofit Managers Nonprofit HR Wednesday, October 10, 2018 TBA TBA Application
Succession Planning Succession Planning for Leadership Transitions Frank Abdale Tuesday, November 6, 2018 TBA TBA Application


Training Program Descriptions

Fundamentals of Financial Management 
Training provided by the Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University 

Whether a non-finance professional or new to financial responsibilities in your organization, this class is designed to help you acquire the requisite skills to effectively manage organizational resources: from protecting your organization’s assets to understanding what the numbers mean and enabling informed decision-making throughout your organization. This course focuses on enabling you to understand and interpret your financial story for both internal and external audiences.

Creating a Fundraising Culture
Training provided by BoardSource

This seminar is ideal for board-staff leadership teams that are looking to expand the board’s role in creating a fundraising culture and to understand specific steps and processes for success. As a result of attending this training, your board members will understand different types of fundraising and demonstrate a working knowledge of the roles that board and staff members generally play in fundraising.

Utilization-Focused Evaluation
Training provided by Michael Q. Patton

This workshop will illustrate how utilization-focused evaluation, based on the Mountain of Accountability, can be done in practice and adapted to real-life context. This course will cover basic management accountability, program evaluation, and accountability for learning, strategic adaptation, and mission fulfillment. Focus will be on evaluative thinking as fundamental to strategic and adaptive leadership in the complex dynamic systems of our times.

Succession Planning for Leadership Transitions
Training provided by Frank Abdale

The departure of a chief executive, particularly a long-time leader, can create a very challenging environment for everyone involved in, or impacted by, the transition. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to start and how to frame the conversation about succession planning with entrenched leaders, along with learn the critical questions to ask during a successful transition planning process. This is an excellent workshop for executive staff, board members, funders who support grantees with long-term leadership, and anyone interested in learning more about succession planning.


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