Lawrence DuBow Online Learning Lab

 

For over two decades, the Nonprofit Center has provided high-quality workshops and trainings in live in-person and online formats. Now, we are pleased to bring our members a collection of learning opportunities that are available any time, anywhere!

The Lawrence DuBow Online Learning Lab is for members only; here you can find our latest resource collections, recorded trainings, and self-guided learning modules in a variety of topics.  

Each resource includes a brief description of the content, an estimated time to complete the learning module, and the alignment with our Stronger Nonprofits Framework. To maximize accessibility to resources, all videos have been enabled with closed captioning. To find out how to operate this closed captioning feature click here.

Register for each resource by clicking "Get Started" and follow the directions. Please refer to the confirmation email sent for further instructions. Happy learning!

This content is intended solely for members of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. Do not copy, forward, or otherwise disseminate the information therein without the express consent of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.

Essentials Series: Powerful Advocacy

More and more, nonprofits staff and boards are invited – sometimes expected! – to become advocates for their organization. Powerful Advocacy helps participants understand why advocacy is a critical piece of any nonprofits work and how nonprofits can become stronger advocates for their mission.
Type: Prerecorded
Estimated learning time: 1-2 hours, plus time for reading and application
Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: External Awareness & Advocacy

Essentials Series: Volunteer Management

When your volunteers are used effectively and matched with appropriate roles, they can strengthen your organization and make you more effective at meeting your mission. This workshop will review how to manage and motivate your volunteers and discuss how to support, appreciate, and challenge them.
Type: Prerecorded
Estimated learning time: 1-2 hours, plus time for reading and application

Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: High-Performing Leadership Teams

State of the Sector

The 2019 version of the State of the Sector Report is the most comprehensive yet, finding the sector is diverse and growing but wrestling with the challenge of maintaining financial stability in an era of soft giving and structural change. The report was underwritten by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and released by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.
Type: Prerecorded
Estimated learning time: 1 hour, plus time for reading and application
Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: Access to Capital, High - Performing Leadership Teams, Organizational Learning & Measurement - External Awareness & Advocacy

Essentials: Nimble Budgets

Budgets are an important planning tool, and a good budget aligns mission with resources. Nimble Budgets is a straightforward introduction to nonprofit budgeting with a focus on creating a flexible structure that can be proactive in times of hyper-change. This session will walk you through the Who, When, Why, What and How of building a budget that works for your organization.
Type: Prerecorded
Estimated learning time: 2-3 hours, plus time for reading and application
Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: Access to Capital

Essentials: Fund Development

Effective fundraising is essential for any nonprofit. This training is designed for professionals who are new to development and are interested in learning the basics of revenue streams and fundraising, as well as current trends and best practices in the sector.
Type: Prerecorded
Estimated learning time: 2-3 hours, plus time for reading and application
Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: Access to Capital

Compensation & Benefits for Your Nonprofit — Regardless of Size

The Nonprofit Center's 2020 Compensation & Benefits Report is available FREE to all members (a $300 value!). In this self-guided learning module, you can download the report, get instructions on how to use it at your organization, and view recordings of compensation and benefits trainings. 
Type: Recordings of Live Events
Estimated learning time: 6-7 hours, plus time for reading and application
Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: High-Performing Leadership Teams, Organizational Learning & Measurement

Enhancing the Health and Wellbeing of Your Staff

Delivering on your organization's mission depends on the wellbeing of the change-makers inside your organization. This module includes a recorded training with experts from Baptist Health about promoting mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as links and resources for further learning.

Type: Resource Collection

Estimated learning time: 2-3 hours, plus time for reading and application
Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: High-Performing Leadership Teams

Other Resources

Explore a collection of the Nonprofit Center's most-requested resources. In addition to our latest research, you can access documents such as event checklists, MOU guidelines, and more.
Type: Resource Collection

Measurement & Evaluation Basics

Whether you are new to grant writing or a seasoned grant professional looking to refresh your skills, you will find valuable content in this module! Videos, worksheets, and copies of the presentations are included.
Type: Self-Paced Learning Module 
Estimated learning time: 3-4 hours, plus time for reading and application
Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: Organizational Learning & Measurement

Advocacy Events and Research Releases

Browse videos of recent Nonprofit Center events around emerging advocacy topics and research. Videos also include recordings of other Northeast Florida nonprofit sector information. 
Type: Recording of Live Events
Estimated learning time: Each event is approximately 1-2 hours
Stronger Nonprofits Framework Alignment: External Awareness & Advocacy

The Nonprofit Center proudly named the Learning Lab after Lawrence DuBow, known by his friends as Laurie. Laurie is a  local business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist who started the DuBow Family Foundation in 1988; since then his and his family's generosity has advanced causes that support children, women, education, religious charities, and more. Laurie's longstanding commitment to strong nonprofit organizations led him to become a founding supporter and Board member of the Nonprofit Center.  His entrepreneurial spirit has helped us explore new ways of delivering on the Nonprofit Center mission -- including creating an online learning option to break down barriers to access resources.  We are proud to have Laurie as our friend, and the namesake of our Lawrence DuBow Online Learning Lab!