Nonprofit Management Certificate

Starts Apr 29, 2024
10 credits

10 Months

3-8 Hours/Week

Fully Online

Course Type:

10.0 CEUs

Program Description

Nonprofit organizations do critical work in a number of diverse communities. In order to do this important work, there are individuals within the organization managing a number of complex details. When managing a nonprofit, you have to navigate bylaws, tax codes, grant writing, 501(c)(3) status and more. Our Nonprofit Management Certificate is positioned to give you essential skills and the foundation you need to effectively manage a nonprofit organization.

Whether you are currently looking to enter the field of nonprofit work, want to move up within your current organization or are dreaming of starting a nonprofit of your own, this course series will give you the knowledge you need to succeed.

This online certificate led by experts working in the field, you will build a classroom community with others in your industry and learn from our expert instructor's firsthand knowledge and experience.

You can register for any of the five courses individually, or you can register for the completion certificate.


  • Build a strategic plan for your organization that centers on your well-defined mission.
  • Develop sustainable financial plans to ensure the long-term success of your organization.
  • Navigate grants, donors, and fundraisers to fund your nonprofit and the vital work you do.
  • Craft a compelling narrative to tell your story and present your organization's work to others through effective marketing materials.

Program Structure

Courses are instructor-led week-to-week cadence, with assignments, discussion boards, and learning assessments (quizzes) opening on Monday and to be completed by the end of the week. This gives students flexibility to review materials at their leisure. Additionally, recorded lectures and video recordings are available to enhance learning objectives.

Program Schedule

Managing Nonprofits

April 29 - June 2, 2024

Financial Management and Planning for Nonprofits

June 24 - August 4, 2024

Fundraising and Donor Development

August 26 - October 6, 2024

Marketing in Nonprofits

October 28 - December 1, 2024

Board Management and Governance

January 13, 2025 - February 16, 2025