Nonprofit Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is designed for nonprofit leaders and managers and those seeking to transition to nonprofit to earn a credential related to their work. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to solve problems and to specialize in an area of interest in nonprofit program development, grant writing, or volunteer recruitment and retention.

Students will have the opportunity to:     

  1. Develop as successful professionals for highly competitive positions in nonprofit organizations;
  2. Assess and enrich their capacity to function as a leader in today’s business environment;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of nonprofit organizations, their structure, their legal and social responsibilities.

Certificate Requirements

Graduate credit is only granted for courses completed with a grade of B-­ or higher
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0

Nonprofit Leadership-Graduate Certificate
LD 820Cultivating Your Leadership Capabilities3
LD 827Leading and Governing Nonprofit Organizations3
LD 821Ethical Decision-Making3
Complete three credits from the following:3
Grant Writing
Fundraising and Resource Development
Volunteer Leadership
Total Credits12

Please review the Accelerated Masters qualifications, requirements, and academic policy.

This program is approved to be taken on an accelerated basis in articulation with the following undergraduate program:

Business Management: Nonprofit Management (B.S.)
Approved Courses
APST 805Grant Writing3
LD 827Leading and Governing Nonprofit Organizations3