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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Earn Your Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Today’s nonprofit managers must balance myriad demands and responsibilities: they are fundraisers and financial officers, planners and problem-solvers, and human resource experts who lead boards, staff, and clients. The certificate in nonprofit management provides comprehensive preparation in the major functional areas of nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on helping leaders maintain a central focus on their organization’s mission.

Practical Training

Upon completion of the certificate, you will understand how the components of your organization fit together, including boards, structure, mission, and staff. You’ll develop and broaden your knowledge of the fundraising, finance, and marketing functions within the nonprofit sector, with careful consideration of resource development, budgeting, ethics, and legal issues. You’ll also learn how to develop a strategic plan for your organization that will advance its mission.

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Personal Attention

A leader in nonprofit education, North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers small class sizes and respected professional faculty who are dedicated to helping you achieve your educational and professional goals. You’ll learn alongside peers who are also committed to the nonprofit sector as you gain experience in effective nonprofit management.

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Flexibility for Your Life

Through your preference of in-person and online coursework, you can complete your certificate in as little as 12 months. Options for scholarships and other financial aid help make your studies affordable—and all certificate courses can be applied toward a degree if you choose to continue your studies at North Park University.

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Application Process

The application for the certificate in nonprofit management is quick, easy, and free. Applications are accepted throughout the year as admission is rolling. With courses that are in-person and online and a FREE application, all you need to do is apply today!

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