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Our core curriculum is organized across 8 areas of study. Select your area of interest and review our extensive offerings of individual classes and certificates, along with executive leadership programs.

*Note that Executive Leadership Programs are excluded from the Nonprofit University + ThinkHR Subscription offering.
 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS*

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT

GOVERNANCE & BOARDS

HUMAN RESOURCES

ORGANIZATION & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS*

High Potential Diverse Leaders
Advanced Nonprofit Board Leadership Clinic

 

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Certificate of Nonprofit Accounting
Certificate of Financial Vitality

 

ACCT 200 | Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting
ACCT 210 | Nonprofit Financial Analysis
ACCT 220 | Program Based Budgeting
ACCT 230 | Internal Controls & Accountability 
ACCT 240 | Audits & the Audit Committee

FV 301 | Financial Vitality Defined and Practiced: Result Measures to the Balance Sheet
FV 302 | Financial Vitality: Redefining the Operating Reserve for Innovation
FV 303 | Organizational Culture: Building a Culture to Support Vitality

FV 304 | Building the Plan: Strategies for Achieving Vitality

 

FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT

Our Development Institute supports fundraisers at every step of their career—from building core competencies to mastering advanced practice areas.
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Certificate of Fundraising - Introduction to Fundraising
Certificate of Fundraising - Capital Campaigns
Certificate of Fundraising - Event Management
Certificate of Fundraising - Fundraising and Communications
Certificate of Fundraising - Grant Management

FND 110 | Ethics in Fundraising
FND 120 | Intro to Corporate & Foundation Relations
FND 130 | Intro to Individual Donor Development
FND 140 | Intro to Government Funding
FND 150 | Fundraising and Special Event Planning
FND 160 | Intro to Development Planning and Budgeting
FND 201 | Researching Donor Prospects and Leads
FND 202 | The Art of the Ask
FND 203 | Constructing a Powerful Case for Support
FND 204 | Tools for Conducting a Winning Capital Campaign
FND 205 | Writing Winning Grants
FND 206 | Does it Work?: Measuring the Success of your Fundraising Event
FND 207 | Sponsors and Underwriters: Developing Corporate & Major Gift Donors
FND 208 | Make it Work! Planning and Executing a Successful Fundraising Event
FND 209 | Online Fundraising: Using the web, social media, and mobile to drive donations
FND 211 | Proven Methods for Securing Government Grants & Contracts
FND 220 | The Development Cycle
FND 230 | Understanding Donors and Motivation for Giving
FND 240 | Successful Moves Management
FDN 250 | Fundraising Metric & Portfolio Management
FDN 260 | Create an Active Major Gift Program and “Making the Ask”

 

GOVERNANCE & BOARDS

Certificate of Nonprofit Board Management

 

GOV 210 | Building Better Boards
GOV 220 | Board Recruitment, Orientation, and Engagement
GOV 230 | Improving Board Fundraising Effectiveness

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

Certificate of Nonprofit Human Resources

HR 210 | Strategic Human Resources Management 
HR 220 | Strategic Talent Development and Performance Management
HR 230 | Employee Relations and Policy Management
HR 240 | Legal Compliance and Policy Development

 

ORGANIZATION & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Certificate of Nonprofit Organization Management
Certificate of Program Management

Certificate of Performance Management
Certificate of Change Management

NPO 210 | The Nonprofit Organization
NPO 220 | Nonprofit Marketing and Communications
NPO 230 | Nonprofit Fundraising and Development
NPO 240 | Accounting for Your Mission
NPO 250 | Managing Staff, Volunteers, and Boards

PER 201 | Performance Measures
PER 202 | Writing and Evaluating Performance Measures
PER 203 | Managing Performance Measures
PER 204 | Messaging Performance Measures

 

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership
Certificate of Supervision & Management

Certificate of Nonprofit Facility Management

LDR 210 | Fundamentals of Good Leadership
LDR 220 | Developing Leaders
LDR 230 | Diagnosing Your Business
LDR 240 | Building and Implementing Strategy

MGT 110 | Understanding the Role of a Supervisor
MGT 120 | Transitioning from Tactical Manager to Strategic Leader
MGT 130 | Hiring and Evaluating Performance
MGT 140 | Employee Performance Challenges
MGT 150 | Understanding People, Building Teams

FAC 110 | Facility Condition Assessment
FAC 120 | Facility Maintenance Manual
FAC 130 | Renovations and Construction
FAC 140 | Sustainable Facility Practices
FAC 150 | Facility Safety and Security

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Certificate of Nonprofit Marketing

MKT 210 | Nonprofit Marketing Fundamentals
MKT 220 | Using Market Research to Maximize Results 
MKT 230 | Building Targeted Nonprofit Products and Services
MKT 240 | Planning for Promotion Success

 

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

Certificate of Nonprofit Volunteer Management

VOL 110 | Introduction to Volunteer Management
VOL 120 | Volunteer Policies, Processes, and Structure
VOL 130 | Volunteer Recruitment, Development, Training, and Retention
VOL 140 | Making Volunteers Your Best Advocates and Leaders