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By August 8, 2018November 29th, 2018

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), in partnership with 501(c) Services (administrator of 501(c) Agencies Trust), has launched Effective Staff Supervision in Nonprofit Organizations, a new dynamic and engaging certification offered to nonprofit supervisors. The course is part of the NLA’s industry leading Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential and can be taken as a stand-alone certificate. Effective Staff Supervision provides the knowledge and tools needed to excel and to expand the strengths of supervisors. Offered online, learners will have the opportunity to interact with the course facilitator, as well as their peers, as they add and augment critical skills over eight intense weeks.

Effective Staff Supervision in Nonprofit Organizations is an online e-certificate program focused on building both the hard and soft skills needed for effective staff supervision. The certificate focuses on topics such as risk mitigation; hiring best practices; interviewing like a pro; delegation; employee recruitment, retention and engagement; team building; and recognition.

“We’ve developed a great foundation for new supervisors and a great refresher for experienced ones,” said Susan T. Schmidt, CNP, President, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. “More often than not, outstanding nonprofit professionals are promoted to a supervisory role but never given the time or education they need to be an effective team leader. We’re also grateful for the financial support of 501(c) Services to assist the development of this program.”

Far too many nonprofits make the mistake of assigning staff to manage others without also providing the training and resources they need to succeed. New supervisors frequently discover they don’t know what they need to know to be successful. The potential consequences? Poor morale, disengaged employees, high turnover and even the risk of lawsuits. This course has been designed to correct such knowledge deficits.

“We’ve been offering a similar program to our nonprofit clients for over a decade to help mitigate turnover costs,” said Darren Bowman, CEO, 501(c) Services. “We’re excited that our friends at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance decided to create a sector-wide program based on our original subject matter under their industry leading CNP credential. We are confident that the program will make nonprofit supervisors stronger team leaders.”

To read more about the latest e-certificate from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, click here. Enrollment costs $600 with discounts available for clients of 501(c) Services and members of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The first session is scheduled to begin September 24, 2018.

Discounts/Scholarships for 501(c) Agencies Trust Members

Members of 501(c) Agencies Trust now have access to a 20% discount off NLA’s entire Certified Nonprofit Professional credential. This includes a 20% discount to enroll in the Effective Staff Supervision e-certificate.

To access your member discount, please use discount code: 501cSave

The discounted member rate for the Effective Staff Supervision e-certificate is $480. (The regular price is $600.)

The discounted cost of the entire CNP program is $2,245 for Trust Members. (The regular price is $2,725 or $300 per course.)

Trust Members also have access to a limited number of scholarships for the Effective Staff Supervision e-certificate that pays 95% of the cost. If you would like to apply for one of our scholarships, email Mac Smith for more information at

Registration for the Spring offering will open in January of 2019.  

About the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Since 1948, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has worked to strengthen the social sector with a talented, prepared workforce. Its Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is the only national nonprofit management certification in the U.S. The Alliance system, which includes more than 50 colleges, universities and national nonprofit partners and more than 10,000 CNPs, is the largest network in the country working to build a talent pipeline for the social sector.

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