Nonprofit 101: Basics of Nonprofit Sector

Want to learn more about the sector you work or volunteer in? Want to make a job change but don’t know how?

This introductory session will provide an overview of the nonprofit sector and the essential features that define it. Participants will learn about the origins of the sector, types of nonprofit organizations, and the role of nonprofits in society and the economy today. The session will also highlight some of the current trends and unique challenges impacting nonprofit organizations and those who work in them.

Topics Addressed: communication, fundraising, marketing, finance, program management, governance

Level: Introductory level course

Who should attend? 
  • Professionals new to the nonprofit field.
  • Professionals interested in transitioning to the nonprofit sector.
  • CNM Members working toward a Nonprofit Essentials certificate.
Method of Facilitation: interactive lecture, group discussion, group activities 

This work will amplify the impact of nonprofits by helping participants:
  • Gain knowledge about the history and scope of the nonprofit sector.
  • Identify key research trends impacting nonprofit organizations today.
  • Describe the distinctions and similarities between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors 

Beth Morrow, Instructor, Consultant, Coach, Morrow Consulting
December 11, 2018; 8:30 AM to December 11, 2018; 12:00 PM
End Date
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
$65.00 for Members; $135.00 for nonmembers; $40.00 for students

Subject Area(s)
Management & Leadership
Center for Nonprofit Management


This workshop has already started and registrations are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in taking this course, please refer to the list below to find another time with the course will be offered.

This workshop is not currently offered at any other times.