Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management

February 7 - October 3, 2019

2:00 – 4:00 pm   |   $1500

Nonprofit executives face enormous challenges—internally and externally—and finding peers for counsel, solace, and support can be difficult.

Enter Executive Sessions, a monthly workshop of nonprofit Executive Directors offering a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability, and support in a group setting to sharpen your skills and support your leadership. Our focus is on your success.

Together, Barry Silverberg and Tara Levy have more than 60 years of experience as nonprofit leaders, practitioners, and educators, and will lead and mentor participants throughout the 9-month program. Executive Sessions helps you with creative ideas, problem solving, and wise decision-making.

In each session, we will learn about best practices and trends in nonprofit management, using participants’ success stories and challenges as real-time case studies. Triumphs are applauded (loudly!), and problems are tackled (compassionately!) through peer brainstorming and collective, creative thinking, guided by the group facilitators.

The content of each two-hour session will run the gamut from working with staff, board, and volunteers to budgeting and financial management, and specific topics will be incorporated based on a pre-class assessment of participants. This assessment will also serve as a benchmark for personal growth, as each participant will meet independently with Barry or Tara at three points during the series to prioritize individual’s growth plans.

The group requires commitment, confidentiality, and the willingness to support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.

About Barry Silverberg

Barry Silverberg, Director, Center for Nonprofit Studies at ACC, has over 40 years of nonprofit professional and volunteer leadership, management, resource development, and communications experience focusing on nonprofit governance, strategic thinking, board engagement, professional and organizational development, and public policy awareness and advocacy. Known as a passionate advocate of the local and Texas nonprofit sector, he founded the Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College in 2000, which he continues to lead as its Director and created and teaches the gateway course for St. Edward’s University’s Nonprofit Management Certificate. Also the creator of ACC’s Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate in 2007, he continues to serve as both its administrator and as a faculty member.

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About Tara Levy

Tara is an engaging partner, facilitator, and problem-solver. She has a unique ability to see both the forest and the trees in creatively addressing nonprofit organizations’ needs.

Tara is an experienced trainer and consultant on nonprofit leadership and management. She has served nonprofits as a staff member, board member, and volunteer, so she brings a holistic and informed perspective to her work in the sector. She is recognized as a leader in the field of nonprofit leadership development and transition, having created and overseen Mission Capital’s Interim Executive Director program and served as the national Chair of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s Executive Transitions and Leadership Succession Affinity Group. Tara is a regular presenter and educator at the local, state, and national level, and she enjoys supporting nonprofit leaders in being well-prepared for their work.

She specializes in change management, helping organizations plan and pivot through succession planning, strategic planning, organizational dynamics, stakeholder engagement, and board development.

Tara is an attorney and holds a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. with Special Honors from UT’s Plan II Honors Program. She is a graduate of the Leadership Austin class of 2005 and served on their Board of Directors.

The workshop will meet
from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
on the following Thursdays:

February 7, March 7, April 4, May 3, June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3

One-on-one mentor meetings with Tara and Barry will be scheduled in February, July, and October.