Certificate in Nonprofit Management

So essential it’s offered multiple times a year!

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management  provides you with a diverse and well-balanced knowledge of nonprofit administration and operation. The broad-based curriculum, which looks at the entire nonprofit ecosystem, includes board development, communications, financial management, fundraising, human resources and supervision, program evaluation, and strategic planning, preparing the leaders of our region’s nonprofit sector to be strategic, efficient and effective.

For 2023/24 we are predominantly offering classes online (both as a full-day and also as evening sessions) with some select classes being offered in-person. You can pick and choose from these options to complete the certificate over 5 months, 8 months, or you can take the 3 years you are given to attend all the classes. We are also continuing our partnership with Bucks County Community College, who will be offering select classes as a full-day and in-person.

“I am very happy that I enrolled in your Nonprofit Management Certificate… it was more concise than other programs would have been; it was taught by seasoned professionals who are highly respected in their fields, and offered a great value for the money. Having entered the nonprofit world only two years ago, with no real knowledge of how they work, the program helped me to understand more about how nonprofits operate (or should operate) to be successful. The instructors were engaging and provided personal experiences that added to the subject matter of each course. I want to thank Laura Otten and her team of instructors for a great experience. I can’t wait to take another program!”
Terri Galaro, Finance/Development Assistant, Princeton Area Community Foundation

It is especially valuable to new executive directors, senior management on the leadership track, as well as those who wish to refresh their knowledge to be completely confident in their diversity of skills and comprehension.

This Certificate is worth 5.5-6.0 Continuing Education Units* from The Nonprofit Center, 55-60 CFRE Points* and requires the 10 classes listed below:

  • The Joy of the Sector
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising
  • Mission Critical Marketing
  • Building the Board Your Organization Needs
  • Fundamentals of Human Resources
  • Understanding Finance for Nonprofits
  • Understanding and Growing Leadership Capacity
  • Effective Strategic Planning for Today’s Nonprofits
  • Discovering the Power of Program Evaluation
  • Communication to Build Relationships, Engagement & Understanding

Current dates and descriptions of classes can be found here

*for 2023/24. CEUs and CFREs depend on the format of classes attended.

Package Price:  $1,250 (Requires Membership, with savings over the already discounted member rate)
Member Rate:  $1,550
Non-member Rate: $1,850

Certificate application forms for 2023/24:

(Links will lead to a fillable pdf. Please download, complete and send the form to [email protected]. Use the form for the Certificate Package if you want to pay for the whole certificate upfront and the general application form if you want to pay as you go)

“After 25 years directing nonprofit projects and organizations I wondered if {The Nonprofit Center’s} program could offer me new approaches that could be readily applied in my current and future positions. What I experienced was consistent, enlightening information and insight, delivered by seasoned professionals, and supported by real-world examples and case studies. I believe my colleagues would benefit from digging out of the trenches of our collective good work long enough to refresh the skills that will help them not just endure these times, but come out the other side stronger.”
-Linda Helm Kraph, Former Executive Director, Printmaking Center of NJ

“Coming out of the retail world, I knew very little about nonprofit management.  The wealth of knowledge that the instructors at The Nonprofit Center provided helped get Deputy Dog started and really has been critical to our decision-making along the way.”
-Mark Stieber, Executive Director, Main Line Deputy Dog 

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