Nonprofit Management Certificate
Gain a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to solve problems, contribute ideas, and offer solutions for a nonprofit organization.
Key learning outcomes
- Understand the fundamentals of accounting and finance for governmental and nonprofit organizations, such as budgeting, reporting, strategic planning, program analysis, fund accounting, general and revenue funds, and capital project funds.
- Align and strengthen the tenets of nonprofit leadership, including mission statement definition, managerial and financial controls, organizational capacity, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing, volunteer management, governance and board of directors, operations, and sustainability.
- Leverage fundraising principles and practices, such as grant writing, prospect research, development office organization, giving motivations, communications, capital campaigns, and gift planning.
No application is required. You simply register for courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.
Earning the Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The professional graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management requires four courses.
You may choose any four courses from the Nonprofit Management certificate course group, using the certificate course search.
Courses taken before the 2013–14 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.
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