How to Build Your Nonprofit Startup 1
What you'll learn
- Apply a technique for gaining focus and prioritizing using a fillable PDF form.
- Plan and prepare contents for Problem and Needs statements.
- Establish a Target Population.
- Gain an understanding about the elements of RATES for Nonprofit Development
- Students need to be able to type info in Adobe PDF files in order to complete assignments within the system. They have the option to download and print those documents as well for manual completion. Students should be able to download, save and retrieve downloaded files to successfully complete course assignments.
R.A.T.E.S is an acronym for five essential areas of development which are Response-ability, Account- ability, Technical-ability, Evaluation-ability and Sustain-ability. Each of these five categories represent standard operational practices that are essential for results oriented, nonprofit, Human Service delivery. Students learn strategies for planning and developing effective Human Service delivery and sustainability. This course is the first in the 5 part series and covers Response-ability.
There are 4 levels in R.A.T.E.S. Principles Development. 1) Foundational Development, 2) Organizational Profile; 3) Collaborative Resource Development; 4) Donor Development. Each level offers a certification upon successful completion of student participation including assignments. R.A.T.E.S. Certification also helps attract favor with donors and other resource support. The Level 1 (Foundational Development) R.A.T.E.S. Series content and assignments meet requirements for a total of 10 Continuing Educational Units in Human Services and Nonprofit Development. Student assignments for the entire series include developing contents for a Problem and Needs Statement, Preparing a Client Profile, Developing a Corporate Budget Summary, Planning Organizational Goals and Objectives; Identifying and describing the 8 standard elements of a government grant proposal. There are 5 courses in the Level 1 Series.
R.A.T.E.S. Principles Level 1 courses are intended for Nonprofit startups and Human Services seeking to restructure and build cohesion among staff, partners, board members and supporters. Each course covers one of the 5 areas and are intended to be completed in sequence beginning with “Response-ability." These courses is based on the book R.A.T.E.S. Principles – Timeless Principles for Successful Nonprofit and Human Services. It is delivered using Multi-media that integrates audio and visual presentations. The course includes supplemental materials such as fillable PDF forms that can be downloaded to allow easy application of the skills learned. It also includes non-fillable versions of these forms that are readable in most mobile devices.
All Level 1 R.A.T.E.S. Principles course can be completed in 10 hours (2 hours per Principle) including assignments. However the time needed to complete assignments vary according to individual students. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Students need to be able to download save and retrieve downloaded files to successfully complete course assignments.
Who this course is for:
- This R.A.T.E.S. Nonprofit development Training Course is intended for Philanthropic Nonprofit start-ups and those seeking to build a Human Services project. This course can also benefit those seeking to restructure and build connectivity and synergy among leadership, staff, partners, board members and supporters. The information, case examples and exercises are especially useful for those intending to apply for grants or seek funding.
Margaret Jamal, PhD, CPhD, Author, Instructor: Doctorate Human Services and Spiritual Caregiving; Certified in Pastoral Care Giving; Certified Philanthropic Development Officer, Youth Development Practitioner; Founder of the R.A.T.E.S Foundation.
When (R.A.T.E.S.™) emerged out of a community outreach project to help unite businesses, churches and community organizations to meet the needs of the homeless, hungry and neglected children. R.A.T.E.S is an acronym, which stands for Response-ability, Account-ability, Evaluation-ability, and Sustain-ability. R.A.T.E.S.™ principles help to establish a mutually accepted platform of skills and resource development that each participant would commit to learning. This platform allows for an effective synergistic, ane integrated collaboration environment.
Dr. Jamal has extensive Adult Training and Instructional Development experience including providing software and technical training & consulting; Curriculum development for companies including AT&T, Children's World Learning Center; Contract Database & web development for Charles Schwab;
Among her published works, Dr. Jamal has authored guide books for organizational development and resource development. Her titles include: R.A.T.E.S. Principles (Timeless Principles for Successful Nonprofits and Human Services), Faith Legacies-Guide for Faith-based Non-Profits, My Grant Writing Secrets, National Treasures- Foundation Grants, Beware of Wolves- The Rise of Psycho-Spiritual Terrorism in the Church, When Girls Don't Tell.
Dr. Margaret considers her most important responsibilities (privileges) as follows: Ordained Minister, Wife, Mother, Partner (Social service partner with husband). Other Skills include: Curriculum Design, E-Learning Software (Adope Captivate, Audition, Flash,Articulate Storyline, Lectora SNAP); Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop; Grant Writing; Organizational Development and Management, copywriter, talk show host musician/vocalist.
Dr. Aaron Jamal PhD: Doctorate in Christian Counseling and Addictions, Certified in Pastoral Care Giving; In addition to being an accomplished musician, producer, performer and songwriter, Aaron Jamal served as CEO for Preserved for Greatness Recovery Support Development (a Nationally recognized, collaborative recovery project targeting ex-offenders) ; Radio Talk Show Host and Producer Counselor, Projects Manager /Trainer/Consultant; Previous positions included CEO of the Illinois Clergy Association, Senior Pastor of Spirit Led Ministries; Technology Specialist, Outreach Coordinator, Certified Computer Network Specialist Project Director, Served as Project Director for Workforce Development Empowerment Zone Project to develop employment skills for Ex-offenders at the Safer Foundation work release center.
Other skills include media software, Final Cut, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Premiere/Audition, Photoshop, etc.) Microsoft Office Suite, Digital Photography/Videographer.
Authored and Published:Preserved for Greatness, Co-authored Do Me 2 Marriage Celebration Journal 1