- Improve your ability to champion a cause and increase campaign success
- Build a productive board that can help lead your nonprofit to the next level
- Recognize internal controls, apply fund accounting, and develop financial tools and budgets
- Build your brand and explore marketing strategies to differentiate your organization and increase brand awareness
- Make a positive impact in the community and at your nonprofit organization.
Who Should Attend
Experienced and new nonprofit sector employees, professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector, current or prospective board members, or potential or veteran volunteers will benefit from this research-based program.
Course FormatCourses are delivered in an Online Fixed-Date or Classroom format. Our online courses offer the same high-quality content and expert instruction as the courses held on-ground at the University of San Diego. Instructors facilitate courses through engaging multimedia presentations and provide prompt feedback to questions within a 24-48 hour time frame. Online learning allows students to interact with classmates worldwide and replicate in-classroom interactions through weekly discussion forums, chats and email correspondence.
InstructorsUSD faculty and experienced practitioners in the nonprofit sector provide a stimulating and engaging learning environment. Your instructors in this certificate program are: Highly-regarded faculty from USD’s Institute of Nonprofit Education and Research Renowned practitioner faculty who are leaders in the health care, arts administration, human services, finance, organizational development and community organizing fields.
CurriculumEnroll in individual courses of your choice and start with any course in any semester. Each class can be completed in four weeks. When you have completed the Nonprofit Certificate Program, you have the option to continue your studies for Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management through the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences.
Complete the requirements below to earn a certificate in Nonprofit Management. The certificate can be completed in as little as eight months. Read more about Certificate Benefits and Policy.
Complete 8 courses
Complete all coursework with a final GPA of 2.5 (out of 4) or higher.
Become a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) in conjunction with USD's Nonprofit Certificate Program
Students completing the USD Nonprofit certificate program are eligible to obtain a national credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) with this program. Students completing the requirements will become Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNPs).
- Bachelor's Degree
- Completion of the USD Nonprofit Certificate Program
- Registration in the NLA program
- 300 Hours of internship or verifiable work and/or volunteer experience at a nonprofit agency
- Attendance at one NLA Management Institute or approved alternative conference
For more information, please contact, Teresa VanHorn, MA, CNP, Director of Undergraduate Nonprofit Leadership and Management Programs and Field Experience and Leadership Mentor Program at (619) 260-4760 or email@example.com
Schedule & Fees
|8 Courses (8 units)||Duration||Fall 2016||Spring 2017||Summer 2017||*Fee|
|MGT-X800||Overview of the Nonprofit Sector (1 unit)||4 weeks||O: Sep 13 - Oct 10||
|MGT-X801||Introduction to Fundraising (1 unit)||4 weeks||O: Oct 18 - Nov 14||TBA||$379|
Introduction to Nonprofit Financial
Management (1 unit)
|4 weeks||O: Nov 15 - Dec 12||$379|
|MGT-X806||Developing Effective Nonprofit Boards (1 unit)||4 weeks||O: Oct 25 - Nov 21||TBA||$379|
|MGT-X807||Fundamentals of Program Evaluation (1 unit)||4 weeks||TBA||$379|
Managing Today's Nonprofit Teams Through
Effective Risk Management (1 unit)
|4 weeks||O: Nov 15 - Dec 12||TBA||$379|
Attracting and Retaining the New Volunteer
Workforce (1 unit)
|MGT-X850||Marketing Fundamentals (1 unit)||4 weeks||O: Sep 6 - Oct 24||
|One Time Certificate Fee||$45|
|Total Certificate Cost (8 courses)||$3,077|
|C = Classroom; OFD = Online Fixed-Date; OSP = Online Self-Paced; IS = Independent Study Self-Paced; *Schedule subject to change|