Nonprofit Management Workshop Series Returns Beginning at Central Library July 2

What: Birmingham Public Library’s Nonprofit Management Class Series: How to Start a Nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization
When: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, 4th floor, Arrington Auditorium
Details: This five-part Nonprofit Management Class Series is led by instructor John Whitman, PhD., in collaboration with the Harvard Club of Birmingham. The workshops kick off at 5:30 p.m. July 2 with "How to Start a Nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization."

Beginning Tuesday, July 2, in response to patron demand, the Birmingham Public Library is bringing back instructor Dr. John Whitman's five-part monthly Nonprofit Management Class Series. The workshops are being offered in collaboration with the Harvard Club of Birmingham.

The workshop series, previously held at noon, is being offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., this time to accommodate patrons unable to make it last time due to work. All of the classes will take place in the Central Library's Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th Floor.

A veteran of both the private and nonprofit sectors, class presenter Whitman has taught leadership and management courses at American University, Babson College, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He recently served as a member of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin's Transition Committee for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The previous nonprofit workshop series, held from January through May 2019, was one of BPL's most popular business workshop series ever.

Here is a description of the Nonprofit Management Class Series (all being held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Central Library's Arrington Auditorium):

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – How to Start a Nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization
This class will provide an overview of the steps involved in starting a charitable, religious, or educational organization that is exempt from taxation. Register

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Introduction to Grant Writing 
Participants will be taught the basics of writing proposals for the purpose of securing grant funding from organizations such as philanthropic foundations and government agencies. View a handout of Whitman's Introduction to Grant Writing workshop held in April 2019. Register

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Assessment and Evaluation of Nonprofit Programs
This class will introduce participants to the systematic collection of data that can be used to assess and evaluate programs. Register

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Logic Models and Theory of Change
Participants will be introduced to basic conceptual models that can help them develop more complete and thorough justifications of the programs for which funding is being sought. Register

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – Tools for Social Change
Participants will be introduced to over 10 different approaches to help them, and their nonprofit organizations, achieve incremental and systemic social change. Register

The workshops are free of charge, but registration is required.

For more information about the series and other nonprofit resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at or 205-226-3691.