Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome!

    • Quick Facts about Nonprofits

  • 2

    Chapter 2 Legal Formation

    • Common Formation Pitfalls To Avoid

    • Articles of Incorporation How To

    • Articles of Incorporation - What can be changed & how

    • Employer identification Number EIN How To

    • Bylaws & Conflict policy

    • Charity Registry

    • State Tax Exemption Application

    • Federal Tax Exemption Application

    • Churches and 501c3 - Information every church should know

    • Downloadable Formation Materials

    • Formation Quick Quiz

  • 3

    Chapter 3 Programs & Activities

    • Community Programs Checklist

    • How to Determine the Needs of the Community

    • Community Programs 101

    • Program Activities (From Ideas to Action)

    • Downloadable Community Programming Materials

    • Community Programs Quiz

  • 4

    Chapter 4 Fundraising & Money Management

    • Financial Management Checklist

    • Bookkeeping Basics

    • How to Avoid Funds Mismanagement, Misappropriation, Fraud, and Theft

    • Nonprofit Revenue/Money Sources

    • How to Achieve Long-Term Financial Sustainability

    • How to Meet Quick or Short-Term Financial Needs

    • Connecting Money & Mission (Public Benefit organizations)

    • Connecting Money & Mission (Churches)

    • Connecting Money & Mission (501c6 Mutual Benefit organizations)

    • Unrelated Business Income (UBI) Introduction

    • Unrelated Business Income (UBI) - What is it & Why does it matter?

    • Downloadable Financial Management Materials

    • Nonprofit Money Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter 5 Human Resources & Workforce

    • Workforce Management Checklist

    • Common Workforce Pitfalls To Avoid

    • How to Build a Nonprofit Workforce from Scratch

    • Types of Employment - An Overview

    • Downloadable Workforce Management Materials

    • Nonprofit Workforce Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter 6 Marketing & Outreach

    • Marketing & Outreach Checklist

    • 10 Items Every Nonprofit Website Should Have

    • Simple Month-to-Month Marketing Plan to use

    • Downloadable Marketing & Outreach Materials

    • Nonprofit Marketing Quiz

  • 7

    Chapter 7 Board, Leadership and Governance

    • Leadership & Board Checklist

    • Organizational Charts for public benefit, church, and membership-based

    • The Founder, Officers, and Board Roles & Responsibilities

    • Building a Board from Scratch

    • Advisory Committees 101

    • Board Meetings, Agendas, Resolutions

    • Downloadable Board & Leadership Materials

    • Nonprofit Leadership Quiz

  • 8

    Chapter 8 Compliance & Credibility

    • Common Compliance Pitfalls To Avoid

    • Compliance & Credibility Checklist

    • IRS Form 990

    • Nonprofit Compliance is a Really Big Deal

    • Nonprofit Compliance Quiz

  • 9

    Chapter 9 Nonprofit Dissolution (Close Down)

    • How to Properly Close Down a Nonprofit (step by step)

    • Downloadable Dissolution/Close Down Materials

  • 10

    Final Quiz and Certificate

    • Take final quiz and receive your personalized certificate!