Beginning this fall, UWM will offer microcredentials in eight sought-after skill areas of nonprofit management. To earn this new graduate-level credential, students take a cluster of three courses focused on a specific topic, which they can complete in under a year and a half. Completion comes with a badge that nonprofit leaders can use on a resume or LinkedIn account as evidence of competency.
“This is a way for people to get training in a much more concentrated form without having to make a larger investment, in a longer time frame,” Lord said. “The microcredentials are creating an ‘a la carte’ system for learners.”
Besides fundraising, UWM will offer microcredentials in seven other nonprofit-specific skill areas: nonprofit governance, nonprofit advocacy, nonprofit financial management and accountability, nonprofit marketing, nonprofit innovation, nonprofit technology, and nonprofit administration.