Our mission is to improve the long-term sustainability of nonprofit leaders and organizations by offering the highest quality programs, consultation, training and community-building networks.

April 5 - April 7, 2018


CEN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp

Advance your career in the nonprofit sector!

The intensive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp   is a 3 day, not-for-credit certificate course designed for new executives, managers, and emerging professionals from the nonprofit sector. Our goal is to develop leaders who can sustain themselves and their organizations  while also improving their leadership capabilities and people management skillset. Participants will develop a robust toolkit of strategic and tactical skills to easily apply to the day-to-day in their jobs.

“This class fills a niche void and was exactly what I hoped existed out there for nonprofit leaders. The information and professional development were top notch.”



Boot Camp Schedule


Understanding the Nonprofit Industry

  • Introductions
  • What does it really mean to be a nonprofit?
  • Industry challenges
  • Skills needed to run a nonprofit

Personal Leadership

  • The 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Personal 360 Leadership Perspectives Inventory
  • Social Styles
  • Team building
  • Effective meetings


  • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • Working with boards


Strategic Planning and Thinking

  • Mission, vision, impact, operational planning
  • Fundamental steps to strategic planning
  • Measuring impact & making your vision a reality

Financial Leadership

  • Core components of nonprofit financials
  • How to read a nonprofit financial statement
  • Nonprofit funding types
  • Overhead myth & dual bottom line
  • Is my nonprofit financially sustainable?


Fund Development

  • Stages of fundraising
  • Fundraising strategies
  • How to create a fund development plan
  • Creating a case of support
  • Role playing

CEN Experienced Instructors: Jennifer Simmons, Executive Director & Donna Wies, Senior Consultant

Guest Speakers Have Included: Edward W. (Ned) Barnholt, former Chairman, President, & CEO - Agilent Technologies, Anette Eros, CEO- Ronald McDonald House at  Stanford, Ira Holtzman, CFO - The Health Trust, and Amari Romero-Thomas, CE0 & Principle Consultant - Mosaic Training Consulting

Student Tuition: $875

Register online at HERE or call 650-574-6149.

You can also visit cen.org for additional nonprofit leadership resources!

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