This self-paced, asynchronous certificate program focuses on cultivating an understanding and development of interrelated skills that are fundamental to non-profit management. Through the 10 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.
Required Textbook for Purchase: Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals 2nd Edition
There are a total of 10 modules, all of which are completely online and self-paced. Each module is comprised of video clips of nonprofit professionals, chapter readings and reflection exercises, short assignments and discussion forums for experiential learning, and a collection of resources to further your learning.
This course uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas. Participants will access all course materials through Canvas and complete any activities through Canvas. There will be a one-time 30-day extension available for purchase. Please contact the program manager for further information.
Ten Online Modules (approx. 2 -2.5 hours each):
Module 1: Mission and Your Role as a Leader
Module 2: Governance
Module 3: Program Design and Development
Module 4: Managing Relationships
Module 5: Managing for Performance
Module 6: Administrative and Financial Management
Module 7: Marketing and Communications
Module 8: Resource Development
Module 9: Ethical Issues
Module 10: Diversity, Inclusion, & Cultural Humility
After completing the modules, participants will be able to:
- Apply a basic understanding of the nature and character of non-profit organizations to your organizational context
- Apply critical skills of analysis regarding organizational problems, planning, program development, and implementation
- 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
- Develop and implement strategies for concepts of organizational power, decision-making, motivation, and leadership
- Assess your interpersonal relationships and leadership practice skills
- Analyze the role of supervision, staff development, and training within the context of non-profit values and ethics
- Recognize the relevance of cultural humility and ethical practice
- Identify the significance of resource development, marketing and communications to a healthy organization
- Recognize the critical nature of fiscal management and accountability
- Describe the necessity of advocacy and public policy on the non-profit organizational environment
- Successfully complete all 10 modules with assignments receiving a minimum grade of 80% or higher to pass.
- Complete the evaluation at the end of each module.
- The Nonprofit Management Certificate program requires that participants complete the program within 3 months from the start date of the course, with all assignments requiring a minimum grade of 80%. ONE (1) 30-day extension will be available by online purchase only for $50.00 when students need additional time (for any and all reasons). Extension must be purchased within one (1) week of the course end date. Please contact the program manager for further information.
Cancellations and Refunds:
- All cancellation requests must be made received within 72 hours (3 business days) of enrolling in the course AND the registered person did not access any portion of the online course.
- All cancellation requests must be made in writing via email to Jennifer Donahue at email@example.com and received by the Temple University Harrisburg staff before becoming effective. Please note that if the registered person does not officially withdraw from a course and does not attend the course, the registrant is still responsible for payment.
- Cancellations that meet the criteria listed above will be eligible for a full refund of fees paid.
CFRE Continuing Education Points:
- Temple University is a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) Approved Education Provider. Full participation in this course is applicable for 20.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Certificates of training documenting CFRE points will be issued by TUH. Each participant will receive these points on their certificate of completion.
Continuing Education Units and Social Work Continuing Education Hours:
- 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. Certificates of attendance documenting continuing education hours or units will be issued by TUH. Each participant must submit a request for these points to be awarded.
To obtain social work continuing education, please complete the following items:
- Complete the 10 online modules successfully
- Complete the course evaluation at the end of each module
- Complete the online request form
This is a self-paced course. Participants are expected to possess a basic level of technical competency and comfort level to be successful in the program. A computer with an Internet connection to access material through Canvas, our learning management system (LMS), is required. You must also have the ability to respond to TUH staff and faculty using our learning management system, called Canvas. All students that are enrolled in our courses must understand basic computing skills sufficient to complete course work. These skills include word processing, copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files, word count, attaching files to email, searching topics online, and using your computer’s browser. Instructors do not provide computer support or training.
"This program allowed me to better understand the broad scope of non-profit management. It built on my strengths as a leader and provided experiences for growth in areas where I was underdeveloped. The course was very manageable with my schedule as it was self-paced and the support from Temple was unparalleled. I highly recommend this course for someone looking to expand their knowledge of non-profit management and leadership."
Luisa Olivo-Wolf, MA