STEPS Institute for Management & Learning. provides educational content that is specific to the growth and development of nonprofit leaders as well as their organizations. While each course session may draw from the same curriculum, the dynamic of each of those sessions is unique to the registrants. A great part of the learning experience is the Question and Answer component between the students and teacher, but equally valuable are the experiences shared by the students with the group overall.
All of our courses are provided online. Students have an option of participating within a live online learning experience or purchase pre-recorded content. Certificate are provided to students who complete the courses as well as discounts on consulting services and product purchases.
Fundraising for Nonprofit Leaders
Board Leadership & Development
Leadership Strategies of Successful Nonprofits
Developing Your Personal Leadership Potential
Program Evaluation & Strategic Planning
Governance, Finance & Accounting
The Business of Ministry
This course exposes the student to the administrative aspects of churches and ministries. Governance, recordkeeping, accounting, marketing and cultivating a supportive follower are covered, as well as policies and emerging issues impacting the faith-based nonprofit.
Recruiting and Retaining Talent
This course exposes the student to practical methods of recruiting qualified talent, working with budget constraints, using social causes, implementing cost effective strategies, and embracing the role of technology.
Enhancing the Manager
The student will come to understand sources of revenue, foundation and government grants, revenue generation through services and products, the role of social media in fundraising, and recognizing the different stages of growth within a nonprofit’s lifecycle.
Creating a Volunteer Program
The student will learn how to identify goals for a volunteer program as well as how to build and evaluate the program. Also covered is how to develop and implement a volunteer handbook, recruitment, retention, and recognition best practices, and the art of engaging pro bono and skilled volunteers to your organization.
Governance, Finance, and Accounting
This course covers the financial responsibilities of a nonprofit organization. Students will be exposed to the pitfalls encountered by many nonprofit leaders as well as the repercussions experienced by organizations who fail to operate per their bylaws and/or Internal Revenue Service guidelines.
Expanding Your Impact Beyond the Nonprofit’s Walls
This course explores strategies for scaling the organization as well as its impact, changing public policy, changing business models, motivating others to join the cause, working with peers and foundations, and realizing the organization’s collective impact.
Effective Fundraising and Marketing
This course is designed for the experienced manager who is looking to become more efficient and effective in their present and future roles. The subject is presented as a blend of general managerial best practices and nonprofit-focused materials.