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Certificate Programs

Our Certificate programs offer a practical, accessible learning solution for individuals seeking to build skills and growth opportunities within the nonprofit sector, bringing together a diverse group of current and aspiring nonprofit professionals and supporters, and leading to the award of a Certificate upon completion.

Program series are designed for professionals seeking career advancement in nonprofit organizations, board members and volunteers seeking additional skills, and individuals  in private industry or government jobs exploring a nonprofit career. These series integrate academic excellence with practical wisdom of the instructors and the realistic work experience of the participants.

The Certificate is earned after attending and participating in all courses within the series. While there are no admission requirements, grades or exams, full attendance at every class is required.

Certificates are currently offered in the following areas of study:

Certificate of Nonprofit Accounting
Essential training for accounting management—from budgets to reporting and audits.

The Development Institute
With the launch of our Development Institute (DI), Nonprofit University introduces a new vision for supporting fundraisers at every step of their career—from building core competencies to mastering advanced practice areas.

DI: Introduction to Fundraising
DI: Intermediate Series & Courses
DI: Master Classes

Certificate of Nonprofit Board Management
Learn the core principles and best practices that drive nonprofit board effectiveness.

Certificate of Nonprofit Human Resources Management
Build a comprehensive foundation in critical HR policies and practices.

Certificate of Nonprofit Organization Management
This 360-degree orientation to NPO management will help you learn the sector inside and out.

Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership
Develop the fundamental skills of effective leaders to think and act strategically.  

Certificate of Supervision & Management
Prepare for a supervisory role with the knowledge and skills to be an effective project manager and team leader. 

Certificate of Nonprofit Marketing Essentials
Learn the tools for building a strong marketing and communications program from the ground up.

Certificate of Nonprofit Volunteer Management
Discover the keys to effective nonprofit volunteer management and administration.

Certificate of Program Management
Gain an interdisciplinary perspective on best practices for effective program management.

Certificate of Nonprofit Facility Management
Learn how to plan, renovate, and maintain your facilities with minimum impact on your operations.