Certificate In Nonprofit Management

This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations.

Each 3 to 5 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.

Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion.

Courses included in this certificate program are listed at the bottom of this page.

Key Features
Expert-supported
Mobile-friendly
Accessible
Badge and credit-awarding
Games & Flashcards
Video content
Real-world case studies
Audio-enabled in app

Refund Policy
You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of each course in the certificate has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.

Notes
All courses in this certificate have an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Courses included in this suite:

Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization
Capital Campaigns
Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement
Introduction to Grant Writing
Introduction to Nonprofit Management
Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization
Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development
Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
Social Media for Nonprofits
Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Certificate Details

Courses may be taken separately, or as a certificate.

  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 365 days
  • Time: 44 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Certificate Fee: $699 USD
  • CEUs: 4.4 CEUs | 23 CFREs CFRE Credits: 23 | IACET CEUs: 4.4
  • Code: 01-PRO-MALA-ON

Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization

If you're involved in a nonprofit organization, you likely know all too well the importance of budgeting. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the uses and functions of budgets and the relationship between strategic budgeting and tactical budgeting. You will also learn about the organization-wide budget and different budget systems. After introducing the basics of budgeting in a nonprofit, the course continues on to slightly more advanced budgeting topics such as capital budgets, cash flow budgets, and opportunity budgets. You will also learn how nonprofit organizations are using different budgeting techniques to handle operating challenges.
  • Dates: Open Enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $79.00 USD
  • CEUs: .3 CEUs | 3 CFREs CFRE Credits: 3 | IACET CEUs: .3
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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Capital Campaigns

A capital campaign raises money that a nonprofit organization uses for any physical asset, such as purchasing or renovating a building. It's a critical part of managing in the nonprofit sector. This introductory-level course covers the key terminology and practices surrounding running a successful capital campaign within a nonprofit organization. You will learn about the phases of conducting a capital campaign evaluation, feasibility study, organization, solicitation, and post-campaign activities as well as how to avoid common pitfalls in capital campaigns.
  • Dates: Online
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $79.00 USD
  • CEUs: .3 (Contact Hours: 3) | CFRE Credits: 3 | HRCI Credits: 3 (Specified - Strategic Business)
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

Fundraising is one of the central activities of a nonprofit organization and nonprofit management. To help finance operating budgets, nonprofits must raise money every year. In addition, special projects and improvements to facilities may be needed. In these situations, fundraisers will often launch large capital campaigns or apply for foundation grants. This course offers an introduction to fundraising for nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on the fundamental issues.
  • Dates: Open Enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $150.00 USD
  • CEUs: 4 CEUs | 4 CFREs CFRE Credits: 4 | IACET CEUs: .4
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement

Understanding what the numbers say about the health of your nonprofit is critical to being able to manage the organization successfully. This course will develop your ability to appropriately interpret the major financial accounting statements that are used by nonprofit organizations. You will gain an understanding of the types of financial statements that are used by nonprofit organizations, and how they differ from for-profit financial reporting. Also, the course demonstrates the power and limitations of accounting information in assessing financial performance and decision-making. You will also learn the uses of financial statement analysis, or ratio analysis for nonprofit organizations.
  • Dates: Open Enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $79.00 USD
  • CEUs: .3 CEUs
    IACET CEUs: .3
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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Introduction to Grant Writing

Writing grants is often a critical part of gaining funding for any nonprofit organization's mission. Strategic grant writing aligns the needs of a nonprofit with funding sources, whether foundations, government agencies, corporations, or individuals. This introductory-level course offers a guide to the basics of grant writing. The course explores the relationship between grant writing and an organization's strategy for fundraising. It also outlines the six stages of grant writing and highlights grant writing best practices.
  • Dates: Open Enrollment
  • Duration: 90 Days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $150.00 USD
  • CEUs: .5 CEUs | 5 CFREs CFRE Credits: 5 | IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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Introduction to Nonprofit Management

There are many differences between nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. Before delving into the details of nonprofit management, this course serves as a critical introduction to the fundamentals of nonprofit organizations. You will gain an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the issues that leaders face in this exciting and growing field. You will also be exposed to the major areas of responsibility for nonprofit leaders, including strategy, managing employees and volunteers, fundraising, grant writing, board governance, marketing, innovation, and social media.
  • Dates: Open Enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $99.00 USD
  • CEUs: 5 CEUs IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-MALA-ON

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Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization

The success of any nonprofit organization can rely on the quality of its leadership. You know a good leader when you see one, but how can you become one? This course begins by examining leadership theories as well as key qualities and ethics within leadership. After establishing this foundation, the course focuses on leadership in the nonprofit sector, including the leadership shortage and possible solutions.
  • Dates: Open Enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $99.00 USD
  • CEUs: .3 CEUs | 3 CFREs CFRE Credits: 3 | IACET CEUs: .3
  • Code: 01-PRO-MALA-ON

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Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development

Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations. And board members are a special type of volunteer, helping to guide the direction of a nonprofit, promote the organization in the community, and ensure that the nonprofit's mission is fulfilled. Learning how best to manage the board and other volunteers is a critical part of nonprofit management. This course covers the fundamentals of board and volunteer development as well as recruiting, effective communication, and retention.
  • Dates: Open Enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $150.00 USD
  • CEUs: .5 CEUs | 5 CFREs CFRE Credits: 5 | IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-MALA-ON

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Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

When we think of marketing, we typically think of the activities that a for-profit company engages in. However, marketing is an important function for nonprofit organizations as well. Effective marketing is how nonprofit organizations determine the needs of their clients and their donors. As in the for-profit world, nonprofit marketing includes advertising, promotion, public relations, and customer relationship management. This course examines how nonprofits use marketing to publicize their mission and to gather contributions of time and money. The course also discusses marketing planning in the nonprofit organization.
  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $79.00 USD
  • CEUs: .3 CEUs
    IACET CEUs: .3
  • Code: 01-PRO-MARK-ON

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Social Media for Nonprofits

Effective use of social media as a marketing tool is often essential for nonprofits to get attention in this digital world. This course introduces learners to the use of social media in communicating, marketing, public relations, and fundraising for nonprofits. It explores the major social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest) as vehicles for nonprofits to reach their members, volunteers, and donors.
  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $79.00 USD
  • CEUs: 5 CEUs
    IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-MARK-ON

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Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

We hear a lot about successful for-profit companies and the successful strategies they have developed. Even though nonprofit organizations are not concerned with profit maximization, they too can benefit from following a strategy. A nonprofit's strategy constitutes its decisions about what it will do and how it will do it. Nonprofit managers are critical to successfully implementing strategy since they are responsible for carrying out the actions that will support it. By understanding a nonprofit's strategy and how it helps the organization fulfill its mission, a manager can do a better job implementing the strategy.
  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $79.00 USD
  • CEUs: 5 CEUs IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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