WHAT IS IT?
The KNBT Non-Profit Leadership Development Program is a 4-hour per week, 8 week long program that teaches the ins and outs of the nonprofit sector. It is a supplement to an internship in the nonprofit sector, open to students interning at a Lehigh Valley nonprofit.
Participating students will benefit from executives and members of nonprofits who will come and speak about a variety of topics, some of which include:
*Budgeting procedures such as grant writing, fundraising
*Differences between nonprofits such as size, type, issues they face
*Managing volunteers and utilizing boards
*Necessary communication skills and leadership styles
*Strategic planning and founding an organization
Organizations that will potentially provide speakers consist of:
*The American Red Cross
*Boys and Girls Clubs of America
*Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley
*Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
*Lehigh County Conference of Churches
*Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)
*Weed and Seed
*The Nurture Nature Center
(The names of speakers will be posted when their participation is definite)
WHEN IS IT?
Sessions are every Friday*, from 10 am to 2 pm, beginning June 15th and ending August 10th (there will not be a session on Friday, July 6th).
This program provides students with networking opportunities with leaders in the nonprofit sector as well as with other interns participating in the program
Students will learn about what it takes to successfully run and manage a nonprofit organization in order to become a better candidate for future employment, and become aware of the multitude of paths that nonprofits offer
A certificate of completion will be awarded, which enhances the student’s resume
Students receive first priority for free on-campus housing for the summer- see http://careerservices.lafayette.edu/students/internships/ for more information on housing
Fill out the application and bring it to Career Services. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and applications will not be accepted after May 4th, 2012.
***Please note that you must have already obtained a summer internship at a nonprofit in the Lehigh Valley to apply.