Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management

In conjunction with the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management

The curriculum consists of competency areas central to nonprofit management: human resources development, oversight and ethics, planning and programming, economics and finances, and external relations.

Single courses may be taken without the pursuit of the certificate.

Who Should Attend

As a nonprofit professional or volunteer committed to developing knowledge and leadership skills (and not currently seeking a master’s degree or graduate level certificate), the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management will hone your effectiveness and efficiency.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the principles of financial management and apply these fundamentals to your budgeting practices.
  • Develop leadership skills and effective approaches to lead a team.
  • Examine board development, ethical/moral issues and approaches while exploring legal frameworks specific to nonprofit operations.
  • Learn evaluation techniques, develop strategic plans, and assess your organization’s values, culture and operational procedures.

Curriculum Requirements

Earn the certificate by completing 14 courses within 2 years.


"The instructors are wonderful! They have a wealth of knowledge, experience, resources, enthusiasm and generosity.

 "  —  R. Olson,participant

"The instructors used a variety of different learning styles and strategies, which kept the workshops interesting."  —  Nonprofit Participant