Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Sharpen your service, and do more
The nonprofit sector is growing and connecting with more spheres of activity than ever before. Making change still takes more than a goal: it takes concrete knowledge and abilities. Our five-course certificate prepares you to succeed in the professional nonprofit world.
With peers equally committed to service, you will learn from regional nonprofit leaders as well as academics. The five courses cover key areas including Resource Development; Social Marketing and Community Awareness; Strategic Planning for Nonprofits; and Financial Management. See our Courses area for sample past syllabi.
Courses are offered in a variety of delivery approaches (evening, hybrid, weekend) which help meet our students' needs as working adults. You can start the certificate in spring, summer or fall. You can seek this certificate in combination with the MPA or PhD, or on its own. Contact us to learn more about the certificate.
Seek advising before registration to make sound course choices (Contact your advisor ). Students who want to pursue this certificate along with either the MPA or PhD should seek advising before choosing any electives in the certificate to minimize chances of having to take an extra course while satisfying each set of requirements.
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