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Advanced Nonprofit Management

Professional Certificate in Advanced Nonprofit Management

Professional Certificate in Advanced Nonprofit Management

Classroom Program


9-12 months


UCR Extension

Looking to ramp-up your nonprofit management skills? In this advanced version of our certificate, you will build on your existing knowledge to develop organizational resources, increase assets and implement financial strategies to position your organization for sustainability and growth. Explore methods for successful communication to effectively disseminate change throughout an organization.
Also of interest: Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Program Offerings

This program is currently offered in the following modalities:

Cohort (Riverside)

The cohort model allows participants to complete the program from start to finish with the same group of individuals and benefit from shared knowledge while building strong relationships with colleagues from nonprofits in the region.
Enroll in the full program from September 10, 2019-June 2, 2020.
This cohort model combines webcast/Zoom, and one face-to-face meeting with a district supervisor.
Classes take place on Tuesday afternoons from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Application is required.
Pay per class as you go, or receive a 10% discount when paying for the full cost of the program up front ($2,347.50).

Designed For

Those who are experienced nonprofit leaders.

What You'll Learn

Participants in this certificate program obtain an in-depth examination of the essential roles and responsibilities for growing nonprofit organizations, including:

  • Recruiting, managing, and supporting top talent
  • Acquiring the resources needed to effectively deliver programs and services
  • Implementing systems, policies and practices for better financial results
  • Measuring and improving programs and services by identifying the correct outcomes and properly evaluating impact and efficiency

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


15 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“This professional certificate program provided me with the skills to increase my understanding of municipal budgeting. The instructors' real-world experience gave me a clearer understanding of the accounting fundamentals that definitely supplemented the academic learning.”

Kevin Kearney

Senior Management Analyst
City of Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, Ca

Earning The Certificate

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

  • Three or more years of experience as a nonprofit manager/executive.
  • OR, completion of the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program or equivalent post-secondary training.

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

Building Nonprofit Capacity

MGT X418

3 units

Managing Nonprofit Human Resources

MGT X418.1

3 units

Quarter 2

Practical Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation

MGT X418.2

3 units

Nonprofit Financial Management

MGT X418.3

3 units

Quarter 3

Strategic Communications for the Nonprofit Organization

MGT X418.4

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“Supporting individuals in keeping pace with the changing requirements of the modern work environment is at our core. Collaboration, partnership, and community drive us to provide accessible, affordable education, and training for working adults. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career, or an organizational leader interested in investing in your workforce, we are here for you.”

Kasey Wilson

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension

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