Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management

We’ve created the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management with you in mind. We understand that as a nonprofit professional, you are seeking opportunities for growth and personal development. We offer opportunities for learning through workshops and webinars in a variety of subjects that include board governance/relations, financial management, fundraising, human resources/staff relations, and volunteer management. Workshops and webinars are measured in continuing education units (CEUs). With each half-day workshop you earn three CEUs; for each webinar, one CEU.

We have professional development programs for a variety of skill and experience levels to meet you where you are in your career. The professional certificate provides a non-degree credential upon completion. Typically, executive level and development staff enroll in this program.

You choose the path that fits you best, and we’ll help you reach your goals.

$899 Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management Package

This package allows you to pay in advance for 42 continuing education units (CEUs). This is equivalent to 14 half-day workshops or 7 full-day workshops or a combination thereof. This represents a savings of over $300 on the cost-per-workshop fee to attend 14 half-day workshops. You must earn 42 CEUs by December 9, 2015 to fulfill certificate requirements. This package is non-transferable and no refunds are provided. Regular program cancellation policies apply.


The Axelson Center is accepting new participants into the Professional Certificate Program through September 30, 2014. The Axelson Center will not accept new participants into this program after this date as we are transitioning our focus on new strategic initiatives. 

To register for this package, please download the Certificate Agreement (Note: You can download this PDF, fill it in electronically, and save it to your computer using Adobe Reader). Return the agreement to axelson@northpark.edu or by mail to:

The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
3225 W Foster Ave, Box 4
Chicago IL 60625

Once your completed agreement is received and your payment is processed, you will receive instructions to register for sessions of your choosing. Please allow 10 business days for payment processing.

Next Steps

View the upcoming workshops that qualify for the certificate. (Please note that free workshops are ineligible for CEUs and cannot count towards professional certificate requirements.)

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the professional certificate.

Contact our program manager at (773) 244-5799 for more information.

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