Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is offered to working professionals or other individuals who are interested in gaining additional knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become successful in 501(c)3 organizations. This certificate has a stand-alone program of study which can be taken without prerequisites except admission to graduate studies. Topics include: nonprofit management as a profession, grant writing, fundraising, and volunteer management. In addition, there is an emphasis on leadership which includes strategic planning for nonprofit organizations.

Certificate Objectives

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management will be able to:

  1. Identify problems or objectives associated with public administration issues, collect and analyze evidence in support of those problems or objectives, assess assumptions, and define relevant individual perspectives.

  2. Recognize and articulate an information need and access, evaluate, and use relevant source material effectively, ethically, and legally to facilitate leadership and management in public governance.

  3. Synthesize relevant information and concepts and effectively, clearly, and persuasively articulate their perspectives to a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, and public service perspectives which allow for participation in and contribution to the nonprofit sector.