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.

Our traditional way of providing this signature Certificate is through ten, full-day, face-to-face, week day classes.  With 3* rounds of classes you can complete the certificate in ten days over 5 months, ten days over 8 months or you can take the 3 years you are given to attend all the classes. For 2021/22, due to the pandemic, the first round is being offered online with a decision to be made on the second round later in the year.  New in 2021/22 is the option to attend classes in the evening. These will be delivered synchronously and online in four 1.5-hour bites, one evening a week.

* The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is offered directly through us in Philadelphia (twice) and also at Bucks County Community College. 

“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 Continuing Education Units* from The Nonprofit Center, 55 CFRE Points* and requires 10 full day classes,  listed below:

  • Nonprofit Management 101
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising
  • Building a Successful Marketing Program
  • Best Practices in Board Governance
  • Fundamentals of Human Resources
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • What Makes a Superior Leader? Creating and Mastering a Successful Leadership Style
  • Keys to Successful Strategic Planning
  • Learn to Love Program Evaluation
  • Effective Communication to Build Relationships, Engagement & Understanding

Current dates and descriptions of classes can be found here

*for 2021/22. CEUs and CFREs may be more if any classes are attended in-person in previous/future years.

Package Price:  $1098 (Requires Membership, with a savings of more than 20% over the already discounted member rate)
Member Rate:  $1251
Non-member Rate: $1690

Certificate application forms for 2021/22:

“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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We are grateful to Laura Solomon, Esq. & Associates for their ongoing support of The Nonprofit Center’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

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