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Course Description

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

This is a self-paced, asynchronous course. There are a total of 10 modules, all of which are completely online. This course uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas. Participants 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. 

Canvas access will end when a participant has completed the 10 course modules, or at 6 months from registration. 

Participants who successfully complete all 10 modules will receive Temple University Harrisburg’s Nonprofit Management Certificate. All assignments require a minimum grade of 80% or higher to pass. To obtain the certificate, attempts to re-submit assignments for at least an 80% passing grade will be coordinated by the instructor and the participant.

Ten Online Modules (approx. 2 -2.5 hours each):

Module 1: Mission and Your Role as a Leader

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Mission and vision statements
    • Leadership in a nonprofit organizational setting
    • Leadership style assessment
  • Module Assignments:
    • Five Characteristics Discussion Forum
    • Leadership Assessment Tool
    • Leadership Action Plan
    • Review Mission and Vision Statements
    • Review Values Statement

Module 2: Governance

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Board of directors
    • Strategic planning
    • Day-to-day operations
  • Module Assignments:
    • Skills of a CEO discussion forum
    • Board of Directors' Assessment Tool
    • Board Action Plan

Module 3: Program Design and Development

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Needs assessment
    • Program goals and objectives
    • Evaluation metrics
  • Module Assignments:
    • Proposal for Introduction of a New Program

Module 4: Managing Relationships

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Staffing: Paid and volunteer
    • Human resources policies, laws, and regulations
    • Organizational charts
  • Module Assignments:
    • Maintainers and Motivators discussion forum
    • Plan for Staff Training and Development

Module 5: Managing for Performance

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Individual performance metrics
    • Supervision
    • Discipline
  • Module Assignments:
    • Annual Performance Review

Module 6: Administrative and Financial Management

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Budgeting and cash flow
    • Risk management
    • Fiscal monitoring rations
  • Module Assignments:
    • Financial Performance Ratios
    • Cash Flow Projections
    • Internal Financial Controls

Module 7: Marketing and Communications

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Branding
    • Digital marketing and resources
    • Marketing plan
  • Module Assignments:
    • Current Communication Tools

Module 8: Resource Development

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Fundraising
    • Prospecting
    • Cause-related sponsorships
  • Module Assignments:
    • Securing Major Gifts

Module 9: Ethical Issues

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Codes of Ethics
    • Advocacy
    • Conflicts of interest
  • Module Assignments:
    • Code of Conduct

Module 10: Diversity, Inclusion, & Cultural Humility

  • Key topics that will be covered in this module are:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Biases
    • Self-assessment
  • Module Assignments:
    • Achieving Greater Diversity & Inclusion

Learner Outcomes

  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

Notes

Social Work Continuing Education:

The complete certificate program has been approved for 20 continuing education hours, or each individual module is approved for 2 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. 

To obtain continuing education, please complete the following items:

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

 

Cancellation Policy:

There are no refunds for e-Learning courses

Technology competencies and requirements 

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 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. 

It is required that participants have the following technology access:  

Hardware: 

  • Any of the following devices: 
  • Desktop or laptop PC (Windows, Mac, or Chromebook) 
  • Tablet or smartphone (Android or iOS) 

Software: 

Any of the following supported operating systems: 

  • Microsoft Windows (Windows 7 or newer) 
  • Mac OS (10.5 or newer) 
  • Android (version 4.2 or newer) 
  • iOS (version 10 or newer) 
  • Chrome OS (most Chromebooks supported) 
     

Any of the following internet browsers: 

  • Google Chrome 
  • Microsoft Edge 
  • Apple Safari 
  • Mozilla Firefox 
     

Internet Connection: 

  • A broadband internet connection (DSL, cable, fiber, etc.) is recommended with a hardwired ethernet cable. Wireless (wi-fi) connections may be utilized but a weak or congested signal may cause issues with video buffering or content access. 

 

If you have questions, please email Pamela Vierra at pamela.vierra@temple.edu
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Nonprofit Management Certificate Program
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Tuition non-credit $500.00
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Section Notes

This is a self-paced, asynchronous course. There are a total of 10 modules, all of which are completely online. This course uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas. Participants 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. 

Canvas access will end when a participant has completed the 10 course modules, or at 6 months from registration. 

Participants who successfully complete all 10 modules will receive Temple University Harrisburg’s Nonprofit Management Certificate. All assignments require a minimum grade of 80% or higher to pass. To obtain the certificate, attempts to re-submit assignments for at least an 80% passing grade will be coordinated by the instructor and the participant.