Nonprofits employ one in seven N.H. residents, represent nearly 17 percent of the state’s work force, and generate almost $11.8 billion in annual revenues. The Business & Training Center at Great Bay Community College
offers a program that gives the sector’s leaders the skills they need to do their jobs better.
Great Bay’s Community Leadership & Nonprofit Management
program teaches essential skills for people who are new to the nonprofit world and those who want to become better at what they do. The program is designed for board members, directors, staff and volunteers. They will learn strategies and techniques for improving organization effectiveness and developing stronger community partnerships.
The program includes five 12-hour courses, which can be taken in succession or individually: Introduction to Nonprofit Management, Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations, Grant Writing, Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations, and Community and Civic Engagement.
Each class meets once a week for three hours, for four weeks. Each course costs $199.
Jobs in the nonprofit sector include community outreach coordinator, development director, grant writer, program manager, event planner and volunteer coordinator. There are jobs in administration, education, accounting, communication, marketing and information technology.
The nonprofit sector tends to attract people who have been successful in business or in the corporate world and are seeking a second phase to their careers that involves giving back to a community or working for an organization with a mission that aligns with personal interest.
For information on the program that includes courses starting Feb. 25, contact Joe Ryan at the Great Bay Community College Business and Training Center at (603) 427-7778 or firstname.lastname@example.org