Online Nonprofit Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate
Earning a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and management helps you strengthen your current knowledge and abilities, supporting the pursuit of senior roles in this field. By combining your current skill set with an advanced understanding of how nonprofits function, you’ll be prepared to effectively organize and manage an organization’s operations.
Next start date: 05/16/2023
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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Which topics does this certificate in nonprofit leadership and management focus on?
In this nonprofit management certificate program, you’ll develop general leadership abilities and knowledge needed to oversee a nonprofit organization. Specific areas of focus include creative problem-solving, strategic planning, fundraising, volunteer management and more. You’ll also learn the history and philosophy of nonprofits while taking a deeper dive into the concepts of theory, research and practice used in modern nonprofit management.
What makes me a good candidate for this nonprofit leadership and management certificate?
If you’re a professional with a bachelor’s degree and one to three years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, this certificate directly supports your journey to professional development. This program is also a good option for those currently pursuing a master’s degree. Earning a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and management can build a bridge between your current skill set and other senior roles in this field. Overall, this certificate complements several areas of study, including:
- Emergency management and homeland security.
- Family and human development.
- Health care innovation.
- Public safety leadership and administration.
- Sustainability leadership.
Can this certificate prepare me to start a nonprofit or operate a small, local organization?
While the nonprofit management certificate can support a variety of professionals, it is not intended to address the needs of individuals who are:
- Planning to start a new nonprofit.
- Seeking a practical education on operating a small nonprofit.
If these situations apply to you, you may want to consider alternative options for learning, such as the ASU Lodestar Center’s Nonprofit Management Institute.
Featured graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and management courses
Through this program’s connection to the Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, you can access a rich variety of coursework led by a faculty dedicated to philanthropy. A broad range of electives empowers you to focus on nonprofit topics most relevant to your career goals. Featured courses include:
Financial and Resource Management
The Nonprofit Sector
Strategic Human Resources Management
Volunteer Resource Management
Community and Social Innovations
Executive Leadership and Governance
Fundraising and Resource Development
Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations
What can I do with a nonprofit management certificate?
A nonprofit leadership and management certificate makes you a more competitive candidate for advanced roles focused on growing and advancing organizations. Electives you select can help support specific professional goals. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and management admission requirement
Applicants to the graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and management program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
A college that emphasizes social good
The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.
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