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Nonprofit Management Certificate Program

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Course Details

Develop the skills and strategies you need to become an integral part of one of America’s fastest growing service sectors. Nonprofit organizations and agencies continue to grow in size and quantity and the need for skilled management is in high demand. This ten module program will provide nonprofit and association leaders with practical, comprehensive and effective techniques in non-profit strategy and planning, budgeting, fundraising, marketing, leadership and non-profit volunteer development and management. Participants will also complete a case study, “Leading the Courtney Museum Simulation”.

The case study is designed to challenge and engage you while exploring key real-world leadership issues confronted by nonprofit managers. Assume the role of executive director of the troubled Courtney Museum and deal with a series of personnel, marketing, financial, and board/community relations issues. As you make tough decisions, an adaptive scoreboard reflects the impact of those choices on the museum’s prospects. Video commentary from experienced nonprofit leaders provides qualitative context and explores the consequences of choosing different paths for reviving the museum.

Who Should Attend

  • Nonprofit administrators, board members, staff, and volunteers who are seeking to upgrade their skills, stay current with best practices and trends, and improve their organizations' effectiveness.
  • Individuals interested in working in the nonprofit field.
  • Individuals interested in pursuing careers in government agencies that require extensive interaction with nonprofits in the US or other countries.
  • International participants that want to understand or currently work with U.S. nonprofits.

Program Demo

To explore the program, view our demo.

Continuing Education and Recertification Hours

  • 36 Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFREs)
  • 6 CEUs

Learning Outcomes

Enroll in the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program and prepare yourself for the real-world leadership issues confronted by nonprofit managers. You will be exposed to the latest thinking about fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, marketing, and strategic direction for the nonprofit sector. Through the use of selected readings, video interviews, presentations, and interactive exercises, explore nonprofit management and the latest trends and developments in the nonprofit world.

Course Outline

Program Format

The certificate program is comprised of ten non-credit courses and one case study. Each course includes lectures, readings, discussions, assignments and other hands-on exercises – all delivered completely online.

Each three to five hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you practice effective decision making in a nonprofit setting.

Key Benefits

  • Flexible Schedule, the program is accessible 24/7/365.
  • Our Ask the Expert feature connects you to a network of experts ready to answer any content-related questions you have.
  • Upon successful completion, you can download a printable Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
  • No additional fees, this program has no textbooks or prerequisites.
  • The Nonprofit Management Certificate curriculum has been approved for continuing education units by CFRE International.

Certificate Requirements, Scheduling and Pricing

  1. To enroll in this course, you should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be comfortable navigating the Internet and using email, and have an understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended). See the Frequently Asked Questions page.
  2. The program is self-paced and completely web-based which means participants can study at their convenience.
  3. Students have eight months to complete the program.
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Greenlights Member Discount

Members of Greenlights receive a $50 discount on the registration fee.


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