To Register for this course, please click here > HBGCE0134 - Nonprofit Management Certificate Program


This certificate program focuses on cultivating an understanding and development of interrelated skills that are fundamental to non-profit management. Through the program modules, you will develop knowledge of and practices for: Theoretical and practical applications of organizational and planning theories and models; inter-organizational relationships and functions of public, private and non-profit organization and human resources. Special emphasis is given to organizational vision, multitasking, and innovation in a dynamic environment.

Course Outline (Public)

This course is a self-paced course, asynchronous course. There are a total of 10 modules, all of which are completely online. This course uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas. You will access all course materials through Canvas and complete any activities through Canvas. All module assignments are due within 6 months from the day of registration. It is estimated that it will take approximately 2- 2 1/2 hour(s) to complete each entire module. 

Participants who successfully complete all 10 modules will receive Temple University Harrisburg’s Nonprofit Management Certificate. 

Learner Outcomes (Public)

  1. Apply a basic understanding of the nature and character of non-profit organizations to your organizational context

  2. Apply critical skills of analysis regarding organizational problems, planning, program development, and implementation

  3. Explain and employ the various approaches to non-profit organizations, both organizationally and managerially by identifying basic management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling and representing

  4. Develop and implement strategies for concepts of organizational power, decision-making, motivation, and leadership

  5. Assess your interpersonal relationships and leadership practice skills

  6. Analyze the role of supervision, staff development, and training within the context of non-profit values and ethics

  7. Recognize the relevance of cultural humility and ethical practice

  8. Identify the significance of resource development, marketing and communications to a healthy organization

  9. Recognize the critical nature of fiscal management and accountability

  10. Describe the necessity of advocacy and public policy on the non-profit organizational environment

Social Work Continuing Education:

To obtain continuing education, please complete the following items:

  1. Complete the online module successfully
  2. Complete the course evaluation at the end of the module
  3. Complete the online request form

The complete certificate program has been approved for 20 continuing education hours by Temple University Harrisburg. Temple University Harrisburg is a pre-approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.  These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LPC biennial license renewal. 

Cancellation Policy:

There are no refunds for e-Learning courses

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