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Courses can lead to Certificate in Nonprofit Management

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (March 8, 2006) – The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence, a partnership between The Norfolk Foundation and Tidewater Community College, announces spring and summer courses in nonprofit management. In its second year, the Academy provides staff and board members of nonprofit organizations opportunities to enhance leadership and management capabilities through focused one- and two-day training.

Individuals who complete any combination of one- and two-day courses equaling 10 continuing education units (CEU) may earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. One-day courses cost $40 and earn .5 CEU. Due to generous support from The Norfolk Foundation, tuition for the two-day courses remains at only $65. Two-day courses earn 1 CEU toward the certificate. Please note class size is limited and courses may fill quickly.

To register for courses or request more information, contact Lillian Bailey, program manager, at 757-822-1170 or The Academy can be found online at

Academy Courses

BUSC 1363 Human Resources Management
Introduces principles of human resources management for nonprofit agencies. Covers legal issues and career development. Topics also include interviewing and selecting the best employees, employment law, classification and compensation, career development for staff and effective performance assessment.
When: March 15 and 16
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Norfolk Campus, Martin Building, 5th Floor, Room 2502
Cost: $65

BUSC 1385 Advanced Grantsmanship
Explores in-depth proposal writing techniques and processes, project planning and budget formulation. Provides in-depth discussion, review and critique of participants' writing. Participants share tips for searching for grants and collaborate on winning strategies. This course is for individuals who have taken the Academy’s Basic Principles of Grantsmanship course or who have experience writing proposals.
When: April 12 and 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Virginia Beach Campus, ATC Building, Room H-170
Cost: $65

BUSC 1389 Planned Giving
Participants learn to create and direct planned giving programs. Covers development, marketing and public relations, finding resources and the various types of planned gifts available. The course features a panel of professional advisors, including a planned giving officer, an estate- planning attorney, and a financial planner.
When: April 27
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Norfolk Campus, Martin Building, 5th Floor, Room 2502
Cost: $40

BUSC 1387 Board Development
Covers the skills and secrets to building, managing and keeping a great board of directors. For senior staff members and board leaders, the course reviews governance, building board roles and responsibilities, creating job descriptions for volunteer leaders, legal and ethical responsibilities of board members and board self-evaluation.
When: May 11 and 18
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Virginia Beach Campus, ATC, Room H-170
Cost: $65

LAWS 1002 Virginia Employment Law
Provides overview of federal and state employment laws. Reviews documentation, hiring practices, harassment and termination.
When: May 24
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Norfolk Campus, Martin Building, 5th Floor, Room 2502
Cost: $40

BUSC 1384 Program Evaluation
Discusses use of logic models, process evaluation, outcome evaluation, data collection strategies and techniques and analytical questions. Offers practical information on how to find and work with qualified evaluators and how to keep evaluation costs manageable.
When: June 21 and 22
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Norfolk Campus, Martin Building, 5th Floor, Room 2502
Cost: $65


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit