The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management prepares students to become innovative and critical thinkers in the areas of nonprofit organizational management and public policy, with a unique approach that bridges theoretical knowledge with real-world experience. As students prepare for their careers or advancement in their current positions, they gain insight into the interdependence between the nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors. Graduates are able to span the boundaries of these three sectors to assess community needs, navigate the realm of public policy, and strategically and effectively manage organizations that ultimately benefit society.
Prospective students who wish to pursue this certificate must apply as non-degree applicants. Learn more on the School of Public Affairs admission web page.
The School of Public Affairs’ affiliation with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance gives students the opportunity to earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential through completion of the Nonprofit Management graduate certificate coursework, additional required extracurricular activities, and an examination. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this credential.
- Courses are offered on campus, online, and in remote and hybrid formats.
- Students must successfully complete 12 credit hours of approved coursework.
- Students must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA in this program.
- This program must be completed within 7 years.
|PUAD 5110||Seminar in Nonprofit Management||3|
|Students must complete three elective courses from the list below or select unlisted courses that have been approved in advance by the concentration director:||9|
|Effective Grant Writing for Nonprofit and Public Sector Managers|
|Nonprofits and Public Policy|
|Civil Society and Nongovernmental Organizations|
|Nonprofit Financial Management|
|Fundraising & Financial Resource Development|
|Nonprofit Boards and Executive Leadership|
|Strategic Management for Nonprofit and Public Managers|