501(c) Services is augmenting their series of free nonprofit trainings by adding more types of programming and including more types of continuing education credits.
501(c) Services began offering free continuing education to their clients in the mid 1990’s. Since then, the programming has grown to include free educational offerings to non-clients and programming that possesses several professional continuing education credits.
Beginning with their free 2017 December webcast, 2017 Nonprofit Law and Policy Trends Update, 501(c) Services will begin offering Certified Association Executive (CAE) credit for many of their client and non-client programmings. CAE credit is now being offered along side accounting CPE and human resources certification credit from both the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
“We have more than 1,500 nonprofit clients throughout the United States,” remarked Mac Smith, Marketing Manager for 501(c) Services. “Our clients tell us they love our free continuing education offerings and want more. They specifically asked that we add accounting CPE credit, which we did this year, and CAE credit, which we will start offering in December 2017.”
Beginning in the fall of 2015, 501(c) Services began allowing non-clients to attend select free educational offerings that had previously been restricted to clients only. That programming focuses on subject-matter that is important to nonprofit executives. Topics range from talent management to fundraising and accounting best practices.
“We’re an employee-owned firm,” said Smith. “The company as a whole believes that we’re not just here to serve our clients, but the nonprofit sector as a whole. There is no reason we shouldn’t use our expertise to help anyone who wants to listen – regardless if there is a contract involved – so we began designing and offering programming to the sector as a way of giving back.”
A 100 percent employee-owned firm, 501(c) Services has more than 35 years of experience in providing full-service alternatives to state-run unemployment insurance programs, and provides services to over 1,500 nonprofits nationally. It is the administrator of the 501(c) Agencies Trust, which offers a comprehensive suite of risk management services and multiple stop-loss protection solutions for its 501(c)(3) nonprofit members, and UInsure, a first dollar unemployment insurance program for 501(c)(3)s, government entities, and tribally owned businesses.
Nonprofit professionals can find many of 501(c) Services free offerings here. Interested nonprofit professionals can also subscribe to the firm’s newsletter to keep informed about sector trends and free educational events to attend.