My name is Mike Slack, I work for Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, where I’m Vice President of Development. I am a two-time OCU grad. First in 2007, with a bachelors degree in religion, and then in 2012, with a Masters degree in nonprofit leadership. To be in the nonprofit leadership program sits perfectly fit in the College of Arts and Sciences, because nonprofit work is part art, and part science. You need the art of developing good relationships with people who care about your mission, in inspiring them to continue and increase their work with your agency, but at the same time, you need the science of of knowing how to go out and market what you do. You need to market it to the client who you’re trying to serve, and then those customers, those folks who are going to support your mission. So the program covers marketing for nonprofits, legal aspects of nonprofit management, fund development, and research – a variety of topics that you need. If you’re going to go out there and apply for grants, you need to be able to say, this is how we track our agency’s progress. And when you enter a strategic planning retreat, you need to know a strategy, and philosophy or an approach to strategic planning, and all those things. It’s almost like a toolkit – like Batman. You’ve got all these different tools that you can access, that covers the whole spectrum of nonprofit work.