Professional Growth and Enrichment


CNP Program


Current Programs

Certified Nonprofit Professional

March 2017-February 2018 / Hybrid: Online and at WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is now offering hybrid courses towards the NLA Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Each course will offer one on-site workshop (week 1) and the remaining 4 weeks will be completed online.

Past Programs

Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements and Annual Tax Compliance

This workshop will provide an overview of a typical 501c3’s financial essentials, so participants can feel more confident understanding and communicating financial data. The focus will be on providing information that is relevant for board members, managers, and executive directors in their respective roles. Participants will learn a range of nonprofit tax compliance issues including the use of financial statements and understanding the Form 990.

Grant Writing Certificate Program

In this three and a half day certificate program, participants will attend a one and a half-day grant writing workshop with instructor Jack Smith. Jack will review the many different categories of grants, and teach time-saving techniques and shortcuts in the grant writing process.

Nonprofit Management: The Basics

In this workshop, participants will learn about the history, scope, and impact of nonprofits and how developing and supporting a clear mission is critical to the success of the organization.

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