Designed to prepare students to succeed in leadership and administration of nonprofit organizations, the Advanced Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management is intended for practicing managers and leaders in a broad range of human service, cultural, educational, religious, and community organizations, and for those who wish to prepare for professional advancement.

The curriculum provides a theoretical and practical examination of the governance of nonprofit organizations, the management of volunteers and professionals, resource development and fundraising, financial oversight, and the social and political context of the nonprofit sector. All classes are offered during late afternoon or evening hours and weekends for the convenience of working adult students. The certificate is available as a fully online or in-classroom certificate.

The curriculum covers all aspects of nonprofit administration and management:

  • Leading and managing nonprofit organizations and interacting with boards of directors
  • Supervising volunteers and professionals
  • Fundraising and resource development 
  • Leadership development
  • Financial management
  • Historical overview of the sector
  • Social, economic, and political trends affecting the nonprofit sector
Contact:Amy Buehler

Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Students seeking the Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management (NPM) must complete 15 units of 400-level course work with a 3.0 grade point average and no grade below a B- (B-minus). The certificate can normally be completed in one to two years.

Course Requirements:
The following courses are required for the 15-unit certificate:

NPM 507Management in Nonprofit Organizations3
NPM 508Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations3
NPM 525Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations3
NPM 570Legal Issues Impacting Nonprofit Organizations3
Total Units12

The remaining 3 units are electives.

NPM courses can be found on the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management page of this Bulletin.