Learn how to use your strengths, optimism, and sense of belonging, power and energy to prevail in service of a purpose in our Balanced Leadership for Women course. Listen to stories told by amazing women leaders and learn from their failures and success. Discover techniques for balancing work and life through centered leadership with tools for connecting, engaging, and energizing yourself and others. This course starts with you and helps you build your path for success.
We hear a lot about for-profit companies, such as Apple Computer or Wal-Mart, and the successful strategies they have developed. Even though nonprofit organizations are not concerned with profit maximization, they too can benefit from following a strategy. A nonprofit's strategy constitutes its decisions about what it will do and how it will do it. Managers are critical to successfully implementing strategy since they are responsible for carrying out the actions that will support it. By understanding a nonprofit's strategy and how it helps the organization fulfill its mission, a manager can do a better job implementing the strategy.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations. Board members are a special type of volunteer. They help to guide the direction of a nonprofit, to promote the organization in the community, and to ensure that the nonprofit's mission is fulfilled.
This course considers practical finance and accounting tools for decision-making within organizations. You will learn about cost benefit analysis, return on investment (ROI), fixed and variable costs, break even and CVP (cost-volume-profit) analysis, tracking and performance measures, and the Balanced Scorecard and its varied uses.
Because corporate higher-ups and stakeholders can't support your ideas—or recognize you for them—without first understanding what they are, communicating clearly and concisely in written and oral formats is critical to your professional success. From clarifying and structuring your ideas to designing the PowerPoint slides that will best complement them, the techniques, interactive exercises, and checklists in this suite will help you create presentations and workplace documents that inform and persuade. The course offers instruction on crafting many of the most common business communication formats: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites.
This course covers budgets and how they are used in nonprofit organizational settings. You will gain an understanding of the uses and functions of budgets and the relationship between strategic budgeting and tactical budgeting. You will also learn about the organization-wide budget and different budget systems. The course will continue on to slightly more advanced budgeting topics such as capital budgets, cash flow budgets, and opportunity budgets. You will also learn how nonprofit organizations are using different budgeting techniques to handle operating challenges.
This course focuses on career planning, enhancing resume writing, and improving interviewing skills for those seeking employment. Part One of the course, "Tailoring Resumes and Cover Letters for a Perfect Fit," will help learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. Part Two, "Interviewing Skills: Make the Right Impression," focuses on the preparation job candidates need in advance of an interview, and on the five stages of the interview process. Part Three, "Interviewing Skills: Ace Those Tough Questions," helps learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions before they walk into the interviewing room.
Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It's vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. This Certificate in Digital Marketing covers the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices. Each of the nine courses in this suite offer examples, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.
Leave hunt-and-peck to the chickens. Effective and efficient keyboarding is more than tapping the correct letter. Our course teaches you to react to letters instead of finding them on the keyboard. This breakthrough guide brims with step-by-step exercises for keyboarding with ease. Develop your digital dexterity with our Keyboarding Basics course.
Compensation is the financial and non-financial rewards that a company gives their employees in exchange for their work, and it is based on three types of compensation decisions: pay level, pay variability, and pay structure. Pay-level decisions are based on if workers are paid below, at, or above the market average. Pay variability refers to the extent to which a company pays individuals differently. Pay structure is related to the internal pay distributions within a company. How well (or poorly) a manager compensates their workers has a big impact on if someone will go to work at a company, and whether or not they’ll stay long-term. This course discusses how organizations and managers make decisions regarding worker compensation.
More and more businesses are turning to technology to handle both internal and external communications. Making the idea of a centralized workforce that meets face-to-face daily less common. Many companies are embracing the idea of remote workers who can provide a diverse range of skills and viewpoints without being bound by location. There is an abundance of advantages to remote work, both for the employer and employee, but without being aware of the challenges that can arise when managing remote workers, managers can find it difficult to successfully supervisor their remote employees. As the working environment changes, it is important for managers and supervisors to stay up to date on the current technologies, skills, and trends available.
When we think of marketing, we typically think of the activities that a for-profit company engages in. However, marketing is an important function for nonprofit organizations as well. Marketing is the way that nonprofits determine the needs of their clients and their donors. As in the for-profit world, nonprofit marketing includes advertising, promotion, public relations, and customer relationship management. This course examines how nonprofits use marketing to publicize their mission and to gather contributions of time and money. The course also discusses marketing planning in the nonprofit organization.