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Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Classroom Program

At-a-Glance

9-12 months

$3,000

15 Units

UCR Extension

You have the passion, but that's not all you need to be successful working in the nonprofit sector. Explore concepts and practices, including legal constraints and liabilities, supervision of staff and volunteers, fundraising techniques, and more to ensure a successful management approach in diverse areas, such as healthcare, the arts, and education, among others.
 
Also of interest: Professional Certificate in Advanced Nonprofit Management.

Scholarship Available

The Regional Access Project Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Advancement (CNA) is proud to sponsor 15 partial scholarships for individuals aspiring to become managers within the nonprofit industry. Qualified candidates must currently work or volunteer for a nonprofit organization in Eastern Riverside County.

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Designed For

Those who are:

  • In a leadership position in a nonprofit organization or government office
  • Managing or organizing a nonprofit program in private or government office settings
  • Interested in developing and/or volunteering to serve on a nonprofit board

What You'll Learn

Participants in this certificate program obtain an overview of the unique roles and responsibilities for nonprofit managers, including:

  • Legal requirements
  • Board development
  • Financial responsibilities
  • Budgeting

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in government, volunteer or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Manager in a Government Office or Nonprofit Organization
  • Arts or Education Program Manager
  • Community or Volunteer Organizer

Program Overview

Required

15 Units

“I learned how to approach nonprofit problem solving from multiple perspectives. This new way of thinking has been pivotal in strengthening my skills as a nonprofit manager.”

Vernetta Griffin

Development Administrator of Philanthropy
City of Hope Medical Center
Duarte, CA

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. High school education or equivalent

RAP Foundation Scholarship

For the eighth year, the Regional Access Project Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Advancement (CNA) is proud to sponsor UCR Extension’s Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management, to help support students aspiring to become managers within the nonprofit industry. CNA assists nonprofits in Eastern Riverside County, and utilizes the benefits of education to help accomplish their goal of developing the capacity of these organizations and providing them the tools needed to thrive and succeed.

Partial Scholarships Available:

  • Fifteen partial scholarships available - limited to one individual per organization.
  • Students accepted into the co-hort will pay $100 for each of the five courses.
  • Recipients must work or volunteer for a nonprofit organization in Eastern Riverside County.
  • Recipients must live or work in Coachella Valley.
  • Deadline to apply: Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before August 25, 2017.
 
Scholarship Application
 

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Nonprofit Management

MGT X416

3 units

Fundraising Essentials

MGT X416.1

3 units

Quarter 2

Social Media Marketing

MGT X476.25

3 units

Grant Proposal Writing

MGT X417.01

3 units

Quarter 3

Current Issues and Case Studies in Nonprofit Management

MGT X417.8

3 units

“I became interested in nonprofit management because I had a desire to help underprivileged kids and their families. Every class I teach at UCR Extension is filled with individuals who are eager to learn, advance, and engage--both in the classroom and in their communities.”

Eldon Baber

Nonprofit Management Consultant
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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