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Certificate of Nonprofit Program Management

Developing, managing and growing a nonprofit program requires proper planning and specific knowledge and skills. The combination of these variables creates a solid roadmap to community impact and long term success.  Program Management is an on-going systematic process that nonprofit professionals follow as they plan, implement and evaluate an initiative. The process is not limited to a specific subject matter nor is it confined to a set term / planning cycle. The process can be applied on a small scale to an individual workshop; on a larger scale to a comprehensive community initiative or global effort.  The scope may be different but the principles of program management remain the same. 


This two-day certificate covers the importance of assessing community needs; fundamentals of effective program management; roles and responsibilities of a program director and management team; essential elements of program evaluation; budgeting process, fiscal responsibility and public accountability.

Learning Objectives

In this course, participants will:

  • Identify the core competencies of an effective program manager.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the seven components of program design and evaluation.
  • Write program outcomes, plan for evaluation and interpret data to produce a cohesive evaluation report.
  • Discuss the fiduciary responsibilities  and public accountability of a program administrator.

Who should attend

This program is most suitable for coordinator and management level nonprofit employees who want to gain a deeper understanding of best practices in program management.



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9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration Details

Members: $249
Non-members: $349

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.





"Great day of very useful expertise. Very valuable!"

Jessamyn Ressler-Maerlender
Past Interim Executive Director,
Refugee Women's Network


"It helped to give me a broad understanding of how nonprofits are to be managed [and] a good understanding of the struggles they face on a day-to-day basis."

Barbara Mustain
Past Accounting Manager
Center for Puppetry Arts