Executive Director Certification

  • On-Demand
  • Certification
From $699.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after each live presentation.

Nonprofit leadership expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will share comprehensive guidance and top, sector-specific resources. You will be empowered and enabled to take your organization and your career to new heights.

Sessions Include:

  • Executive Director Roles And Responsibilities
  • Nonprofit Board Of Director Relations
  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Staff Management
  • Volunteer Management

Training Overview

Earn your Executive Director Certification and fast-track your skills. Transform your nonprofit with proven tactics.

Everyone turns to the Executive Director for answers. Staff, board members, donors, community members, and other stakeholders expect you to have the vision, knowledge, and skills to lead your organization, handling both the big picture and the tactical details.

Now is the ideal time to expand your insights, capabilities, and connections with professional training. An infusion of ideas, resources, and confidence will enable you to navigate your nonprofit beyond the pandemic and into an astoundingly successful future.

Our Executive Director Certification program will enable you to:

  • Master the foundations of nonprofit management
  • Explore real-life examples of the best practices in action
  • Renew your passion for your role
  • Accelerate your career

Executive Director Certification

Session 1: Executive Director Roles And Responsibilities

  • Key roles and responsibilities of an executive director
  • Essential skills for an effective nonprofit leader
  • Role regarding the board, staff, and volunteers

Session 2: Nonprofit Board Of Director Relations

  • Allocation of roles between the board and executive director
  • Types of nonprofit boards
  • Best practices for nonprofit boards
  • Strategies to interact effectively with your board
  • Techniques to avoid common conflicts between boards and executive directors

Session 3: Nonprofit Financial Management

  • Budget creation and review
  • Budgeting calendar
  • Financial reporting for board meetings
  • Sector-specific legal obligations
  • Legal requirements for financial reporting
  • Forms that must be submitted to the IRS annually

Session 4: Staff Management

  • How to hire and manage nonprofit employees
  • Typical nonprofit staffing positions
  • Employee status types
  • How to create an organizational structure to serve your mission
  • Legal requirements of nonprofit staff
  • Performance reviews

Session 5: Volunteer Management

  • Nonprofit volunteer roles
  • Supporting and managing volunteers
  • Difference between staff members and volunteers
  • Volunteer recruiting techniques
  • How to support volunteers for continued engagement
  • Volunteer job descriptions
  • Volunteer recognition

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior management
  • Financial staff
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Volunteer coordinators
  • Program directors
  • Development directors
  • Nonprofit professionals aspiring to become executive directors

Expert Presenter

Mary Gladstone-Highland

  • Certified Nonprofit Professional
  • Fourteen years of experience leading organizations
  • Graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Certificate in Advanced Study in Conflict and Collaboration
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive
  • Has raised over $3.4 million for numerous organizations over the past five years

See What Others Are Saying:

"The presenter was very informative, so to me there was nothing missing from the presentation. Great job and thank you!"

"Biggest takeaway: What I like best about the session is the clarification of the ED role versus the for-profit role. My takeaway is the lack of diversity in the nonprofit sector as it relates to the underutilization and hiring of minority women. I am a minority woman so now I have a better more informed understanding of how to navigate the industry. Thank you."

- Lattia B.

"I found the presenter very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and relatable."

"I don't think it could have been any better. She provided all the information in a concise and easily understandable way." 

"It gave me the tools I need to feel more confident about being able to understand and affectively manage NP finances. And it empowered me to seek the help I need from those who are experts in finance!" 

"The hiring and firing and steps for correction were really helpful!"

 - Holly A. 

"Biggest takeaway: The overall roles and responsibilities of the ED and the Board of Directors. How they should be balanced out." 

-Alejandro G.

"Biggest takeaway: instead of selling an item you must prove that you have changed a life" 

"Favorite part: Coach first then let go"

-Devon G.

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