Certificate in Nonprofit Management

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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  • 36 weeks
  • online

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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Who should attend

Nonprofit professionals, volunteers and board members as well those interested in entering the field.

About the course

Nonprofit organizations occupy an important niche in the community, making a critical impact on a wide range of social, economic, political and environmental issues. Professionals working in nonprofits have the opportunity to make a difference in a role that often presents big challenges and even bigger rewards.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to start or advance your career in this dynamic profession. Guided by experts in the field, we’ll explore how to lead and manage people, develop strategy and build effective programs and organizations. You’ll learn about the history and scope of the nonprofit sector and examine the relationship between the organization and the larger community.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Key management and operational issues, including legal and financial affairs
  • Fundamentals of nonprofit governance, human resources management, and program development and evaluation
  • Essential leadership, strategic planning and change management skills
  • Techniques for messaging and branding and best practices for using technology and social media
  • Approaches to fundraising, including annual fund drives, major donors, events, sponsorships and grants

Experts

Laura Pierce

In 1998, Laura Pierce founded Laura Pierce Consulting, an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits thrive. In her work, Pierce helps her clients with strategic planning, board development, leadership transitions and capacity building. Since starting her company, she’s worked with hundreds of ...

Karen Rotko-Wynn

Since 2001, Rotko-Wynn provides professional counsel and training to numerous nonprofit organizations from all sectors. She guides the philanthropic process from Strategic Planning to Development Assessments and Feasibility Studies to major Capital and Endowment Campaigns. She trains Volunteers a...

Jill Sheldon

Founder of Open Road Coaching and Consulting, Jill Sheldon coaches and consults with mission-driven leaders to develop and deepen their leadership skills and organizational capacity. Previously, she was the assistant director of the Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the manager of Sea...

Amy Zimerman

Amy Zimerman is a former investment banker whose finance career and philanthropy inspired her to transition into the nonprofit sector. Previously an auditor specializing in nonprofit organizations, she’s now the executive director of Financial Beginnings Washington. Zimerman has served as execut...

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