Dates: Five live webinars: 09/29/21, 10/06/21, 10/13/21, 10/19/21, and 10/21/21
Time: Each session begins at 1 pm eastern and runs for 2 hours including Q & A
Leader: Brad Lebowsky, MBA, Nonprofit Consultant
Credits: Each session awarded 2 credit hours by HRCI and 2 PDCs by SHRM
Price: Webinar only $1195; Webinar + Download $1295
Audience: Executive directors, CEOs, board of directors, senior management, etc.


As a nonprofit executive director, you know better than anyone how many different “hats” you wear. Your knowledge and experience make you the person everyone looks to for leadership and strategic guidance. You are also, the organization’s primary decision maker.  It may seem as if the organization’s operating environment is changing every day.  What worked a few months ago may already be out of date. Essentially, the mission remains the same, but how you achieve it keeps changing.

The need for training to meet these challenges does not stop just because you’re the executive director. Only with training can you provide the type of leadership your organization and your stakeholders expect. It may seem as if there just are not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to get done. But that limit on your time is why you need to be even more effective. Who has time for training?


The Nonprofit Executive Director Training & Certification Program consists of 5 two-hour live webinar sessions. Each webinar focuses on a different area of responsibility for you as the executive director. After you have attended the five sessions you will be eligible to take a brief multiple choice certification quiz.  Earn a minimum passing grade of 70 percent and we will send you your Nonprofit Executive Director Training Certification CertificateThis attractive certificate from E-Learning Pro LLC is proof that you take your continuing education seriously and is suitable for framing.  As a bonus, you can also begin using the eLPED acronym after your name as an indication that you have successfully completed all the course requirements and are certified by E-Learning Pro LLC. You can retake the quiz if you receive less than a 70 percent score. Your certification is valid for two years. When you are ready you can request your quiz by sending an email to

By participating in the Nonprofit Executive Director Training & Certification Program you will be getting the training you need to keep up and ahead of the management challenges nonprofit executive directors face both in the short run and over the longer term. You’ll also be demonstrating for your staff, board, community, and other interested stakeholders the importance of continuing education in an ever-changing operating environment and helping to establish yourself as an industry leader.


Each of the five webinar sessions is two hours–a total of 10 hours of executive director training.  Each of the webinars focuses on an area that is essential for your success. Below are the abbreviated topic outlines for each of the five webinar sessions:

Session 1‒People Skills

Leadership. Vision and Values, Managing Change, Public Relations, Community Development, and Professional Development

Session 2‒Strategic and Financial Management

Mission, Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Financial Management, Program Development, Measuring Program Effectiveness, Financial Statements and Reports, and Technology Planning

Session 3‒Governance and Government Relations

Board of Directors Responsibilities, Directors and Executive Director Working Together, Form 990 Preparation, Johnson Amendment, Directors Handbook, and Overview of Federal and State Regulations

Session 4‒Fundraising and Grants

Executive Director Responsibilities, Board Responsibilities, Major Donor Program, Other Fundraising Programs, Donor Retention, Overview of State Regulations, and Sourcing and Implementing Private and Public Grants

Session 5‒Human Resources & Training and Development

Middle and Senior Staff Responsibilities, Volunteers, Overview of Federal and State Employment Laws and Regulations, Employee and Volunteer Handbooks, and Skill Based and Management Training


Each of the five webinar modules is presented by Brad Lebowsky. Brad earned his MBA with an emphasis on nonprofit management specializing in finance and budgeting. Brad has more than 30 years of nonprofit management consulting experience and is a sought-after speaker, author, educator, and nonprofit consultant. His areas of expertise include budgeting, finance, grant writing, strategic planning, board training, retention of donors, employees, volunteers, and professional development. He also has a podcast, The NEA Podcast, which is available on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, and Brad can be reached at As a speaker, author, educator, or consultant his overriding goals are to grow people, communities, and resources for nonprofit organizations across the country.