Professional Development

The association provides resources to nonprofit professionals throughout the state. We offer professional development and continuing education programs designed specifically for nonprofit managers and leaders.

Continuing education is a key component to ensuring success of both you and your organization. AAN recognizes the value of professional development for nonprofit executives, board members and community stakeholders. We remain Alabama's leading resource for professional development for thousands of nonprofit executives annually through classroom training, web-based courses, communities of practice and technical assistance.

We recognize that today's complex nonprofit climate requires executives to have a higher degree of business-focused leadership skills that mirror the same principles and practices that are expected of our nation's most seasoned for-profit leaders. From fiduciary management and accounting to navigating the complex world of contracting with federal partners, AAN is committed to helping you be prepared to lead your organization in a business-minded yet mission-based approach.

AAN is partnering with Alabama's leading universities and corporate organizations as we continue to develop programs and curriculum aimed at giving you the experience and knowledge needed to excel.

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As a nonprofit organization, we are unable to provide tangible incentives to our staff as a way to show a appreciation for their continued hard work. The opportunity to provide ongoing professional development is a wonderful way that can show our employees that they are valued and encourage their growth. These advancements allow them to nurture their skills, which is then shared with their clients, customers, and the community.

Catherine HerefordDirector of Development, National Children's Advocacy Center