Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
This comprehensive hybrid certificate program introduces nonprofit leaders to key management issues for nonprofit organizations. Participants will learn about topics such as fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction. The course consists of in-class sessions and online components with an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments. This program will engage and prepare participants for effective decision making in a nonprofit setting through interactive and collaborative exercises with other nonprofit leaders. The in-class sessions interspersed between online modules will help participants learn from experts and tie the online lessons to real-life practices.
Prior to starting SWH, Sabrina served as the Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girl Clubs of Edinburg RGV. One of Sabrina’s greatest successes is that she increased operation revenue from $750,000 to 2.5 million over an 8 year period as well being responsible for the planning and operations of the largest campaign in the organization’s history, a $12 million comprehensive capital campaign. In addition to her CEO experience, Sabrina also held the positions of Vice President of Operations.
She also serves as a master national trainer for Boys & Girls Clubs of America which allows her to facilitate workshops and training at Clubs across the country. She has served on the Board of Directors for Edinburg Rotary and the Texas Partnership for Out of School Time. She recently earned her Certification of Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School. Sabrina earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas-Pan American and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration.
She is an accomplished executive with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results, skilled in talent recruiting, asset protection, financial management, and customer relations. She led the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. for 28 years from a small entity into one of the largest in the area and state. 2016-2017 fiscal year saw over $100 million of food distributed on an operating budget of $4.5 million with a fulltime staff of 60+. She annually prepared an Expense Budget and Income Projection, following current standards of financial accountability and implemented policies to ensure adequate internal financial controls. Terri created a new revenue stream in 2016 through the writing and negotiation of a major state contract for the storage and distribution of school commodities. She spearheaded the purchase and renovation of the Valley Fruit Company facility, resulting in a 100% increase in distribution. The $15 million projects included the negotiation and use of New Market and Historic Tax Credits, and the listing of the property on State and Federal Historic Sites.