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Certificate of Nonprofit Facilities Management

Having adequate space and well-functioning facilities is crucial to your organization. Across five sessions, presented by facilitators from the Atlanta Chapter of International Facility Management Association (IFMA), learn how to plan, renovate, and maintain your facilities with minimum impact on your operating programs.


  • Gathering information crucial to the management of your facility.
  • Documenting and storing the information for immediate access.
  • Managing renovations and changes to your facility.
  • Funding and implementing sustainable practices.
  • Protecting your facility and the people who work and visit there.



FAC 110 | Facility Condition Assessment
Learn the importance of this first step in Facility Management. Documents and procedures for assessing your site, your building, and its contents will be presented and discussed. Learn how to use the information you collect in order to more efficiently manage your facility.

FAC 120 | Facility Maintenance Manual
Create a resource manual with the information collected in the Facility Condition Assessment—site, building envelope, MEP systems, finishes, FF&E. Learn the purpose of this manual, how to use it, and how to maintain it as a living document.

FAC 130 | Renovations and Construction
Without understanding the process and having the proper assistance, executing changes to your facility can be time-consuming and intimidating. Learn how to identify the work to be done and engage the appropriate trades and professionals to assist you. Soliciting, analyzing, and negotiating proposals is covered, as well as managing the project to completion.

FAC 140 | Sustainable Facility Practices
What is meant by a 'green building'?  Why is it important?  How can 'going green' positively impact your facility and your budget? Learn how to define and execute sustainable projects and how to implement them through community initiatives.

FAC 150 | Facility Safety and Security
Keeping employees, visitors, and assets protected is essential to the health of a program and a facility. Security systems and safe practices are presented and reviewed. You will learn how to implement and maintain safety standards and how to prepare for emergency response.


Presented by Atlanta Chapter of International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

The Atlanta Chapter of IFMA is the premier, focused resource for professional development and innovative solutions in strategic facility management.  The IFMA Atlanta Community Services Committee partners with nonprofit organizations to assist them in improving their facilities and maximizing the value of their facility dollars.  For information on the work of IFMA Atlanta in the nonprofit community:  https://www.ifmaatlanta.org/getting-know-us/.


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9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Thanks to the generous support of The Wells Fargo Foundation, GCN offers a limited number of partial scholarships for staff and board members of eligible organizations to attend Nonprofit University. Learn more