Business & Nonprofit

View the digital brochure containing Business and Nonprofit classes here »

Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEmail Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp— 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-14$75— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, email guru for MyNorth Media, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use fields of date for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328930015
Fundraising Fitness! — 2019-04-08 through  2019-04-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Have you ever wondered the best way to calculate your donor retention rate, acquisition rate, or overall growth? AFP has developed two Excel-based templates to help organize all this data: The Fitness Test evaluates performance against key indicators and the Growth-in-Giving (GiG) reports provide concise pictures of fundraising gains and losses in a reader-friendly format for executive staff and board. Using data from your organization, you will be able to generate reports and compare to national statistics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 342379607
How to Attract, Cultivate, and Wow Sponsors — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$29— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There is a better way, and you can learn it during this free workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs. Joanna Hogan will walk you through her step-by-step process to ensure you and your sponsors achieve the results you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 342379629
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements— 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-30$109— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Financial statements can answer many questions--if you know what to ask. In clear language, we will explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You will learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis--ratio, vertical, or horizontal--to the right statement, to uncover the information you need. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328961571
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit— 2019-04-24 through  2019-04-24$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax, and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax exempt organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334727509
Starting a Business Workshop— 2019-04-23 through  2019-04-23$1— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328721548
Trade and Craft Show Selling— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Discover time-tested strategies to get return on investment out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334569535
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEmail Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp— 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-14$75— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, email guru for MyNorth Media, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use fields of date for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328930015
Fundraising Fitness! — 2019-04-08 through  2019-04-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Have you ever wondered the best way to calculate your donor retention rate, acquisition rate, or overall growth? AFP has developed two Excel-based templates to help organize all this data: The Fitness Test evaluates performance against key indicators and the Growth-in-Giving (GiG) reports provide concise pictures of fundraising gains and losses in a reader-friendly format for executive staff and board. Using data from your organization, you will be able to generate reports and compare to national statistics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 342379607
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements— 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-30$109— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Financial statements can answer many questions--if you know what to ask. In clear language, we will explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You will learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis--ratio, vertical, or horizontal--to the right statement, to uncover the information you need. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328961571
How to Attract, Cultivate, and Wow Sponsors — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$29— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There is a better way, and you can learn it during this free workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs. Joanna Hogan will walk you through her step-by-step process to ensure you and your sponsors achieve the results you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 342379629
Starting a Business Workshop— 2019-04-23 through  2019-04-23$1— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328721548
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit— 2019-04-24 through  2019-04-24$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax, and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax exempt organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334727509
Trade and Craft Show Selling— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Discover time-tested strategies to get return on investment out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334569535
Section Navigation