The Essential Management Skills for Nonprofit program is offered by CSUSM in partnership with the Alliance for Regional Solutions. This series of classes will help you gain an overall understanding of current trends, opportunities and challenges as well as key functional areas and responsibilities within nonprofit organizations.
"North County Lifeline works hard to build on the talents of our long-term employees and give them opportunities for growth in leadership within the organization. The CSUSM Essential Management Skills for Nonprofits has been a successful learning opportunity for helping our emerging leaders to strengthen their understanding of the nonprofit sector and the unique leadership skills required within it!"
- Don Stump
Executive Director, North County Lifeline
Please note: you must be employed at a nonprofit organization to register for this course.
Essential Management Skills for Nonprofits
Sept. 2 - Nov. 4, 2021
Dominick Betro is a faculty member in the Department of Human Development who teaches Human Service Management, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship at CSU San Marcos and previously San Bernardino. He was a key contributor to the development of various nonprofit management certificate programs for UC Riverside and other nonprofit related programming. On June 30, 2018, after 33 years at the agency, Dom retired from the position of CEO of the Family Service Association, one of the leading non-profit human service organizations in the Inland Empire. He is an active lecturer at various universities including the University of Notre Dame and La Sierra University and developed and teaches the Alliance for Regional Solutions and CSUSM partnership program, Essential Management Skills for Nonprofits.
Greg Angela, CEO Interfaith Community Services
Marina Araiza, CEO, Women’s Resource Center
John Van Cleef, Executive Director, Community Resource Center
Rhonda Guaderrama, Director of Development, Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside
Shelly Parks, Director of Programs, San Diego Food Bank
Nanette Stamm, Chief Health Promotion Officer, Vista Community Clinic
Don Stump, Executive Director, North County Lifeline
Joelle Verbestal, CFO Mental Health Systems
Jeri White, Executive Director, Produce Good
Brian Zumbano, Vice President, San Diego Foundation
Payal Beam, Vice President, Mental Health Systems
Christy Wilson, Executive Director, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Chuck Matthews, Director, County of San Diego, HHSA
Cheryl McMahen, Director Community Engagement, TrueCare
Ahni Rocha-Redmond, Transitional Youth Department Manager, YMCA, Family and Youth Services
Jennifer Gilmore, CEO, Kitchens for Good
This three-month program offers courses that meet virtually one morning a week
Gain strategies and resources that you can start using immediately in your current role
Program instructors and speakers are local industry leading experts
Course topics include nonprofit management fundamentals, financial management, strategic thinking, program development, building partnerships and more