The SBNM's certificate programs are designed for professionals who wish to sharpen their skills and knowledge in a specific content area in a short, cost-effective manner.
Certificate programs may be completed in 6-12 months, and all certificate courses may be applied to any of the SBNM's graduate degrees. Students pursue certificate programs for a variety of reasons, including:
- to acquire more advanced knowledge and update existing skills
- to augment their SBNM degree with an area of specialization
- to facilitate a career transition to a new field
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Today’s nonprofit managers must balance a myriad of demands and responsibilities: they are fundraisers and financial officers, planners, and problem-solvers. They must deal effectively with boards, staff, clients, and funders. The certificate in nonprofit management provides comprehensive preparation in the primary functional areas of a nonprofit organization.
The certificate may be completed entirely online, entirely face-to-face, or a combination of both formats.
- The history and evolution of the nonprofit sector in the United States
- Resource development and fundraising theory and techniques
- Management of the marketing process
- Budgeting and Finance
- Ethics, accountability, legal, and regulatory issues
- Strategic management and planning
- Understand how the components of your organization fit together, including boards, structure, mission, and staff
- Gain perspectives on the evolution of the nonprofit sector within the United States
- Develop and broaden your knowledge regarding fundraising, finance, and marketing functions within the nonprofit sector
- Learn effective methods for strategic planning within your organization
- SBNM 5350 Nonprofit Financial Management
- SBNM 5680 Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
- SBNM 5710 Principles of Nonprofit Management
- SBNM 5770 Fundraising Principles for Nonprofits
- SBNM 5780 Measuring Outcomes and Assessment
Gainful Employment Information
North Park University is required to provide detailed information about the gainful employment of our students who enroll in School of Business and Nonprofit Management certificate programs. These disclosures will assist students in making informed enrollment decisions with regards to the possible employment opportunities that accompany each of the certificate programs.