Venues and Dates
Classes meet on Fridays in the fall, usually from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, for ten Fridays. Please see the class schedule for the Fall 2014 cohort for more detailed information about class times. Class size is limited to 24 participants at each location.
The Fall 2015 series will take place in the Burlington area and in Brattleboro at the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Center.
Registration for the Fall 2015 series will open in late summer.
Students in the Nonprofit Management Program are active practitioners and leaders in Northern New England's vibrant nonprofit community. Learning takes place in our day-long, face-to-face intensives, and continues outside of class in our online portal.
The certificate course is designed for busy professionals. Most of our students work full-time, many as nonprofit executive directors. To be successful in this class, students must reserve ten Fridays for the face-to-face workshops at the heart of the program. Students also commit to completing a short reading and participating in an online discussion forum each week. The guideline for homework is "1+1": one hour of preparation for each workshop.
Students can miss two workshops and still successfully complete the certificate course. Excused absences may be made up the following fall, space permitting.
Students who wish to apply learning from the certificate program to a real-world project can enroll in NPM601: The Practicum in Nonprofit Management. Upon successful completion of the practicum course, students receive 3 graduate credits issued by the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Program. These credits can be used to satisfy elective credits for Marlboro's MS in Managing Mission Driven Organizations degree.
Students can enroll in the practicum concurrently with the certificate program, or in any subsequent semester. The practicum is a guided independent study that challenges students to take the certificate learning to a deeper level by applying the concepts and techniques to a real nonprofit organization. Past projects include everything from designing a Facebook presence for a social service organization to performing a cost-benefit analysis on a daycare program, from developing the agenda for a critical board retreat at an independent school to reimagining the annual fund campaign at a museum. Practicum students complete projects that improve their organizations in exciting and demonstrable ways.
Students in NPM601 Nonprofit Management Practicum will be charged at the regular 3-credit course total of $1965, but will be credited back the $1400 already invested in the certificate. You can apply for graduate credit by selecting NPM601 on the application form.
If you are interested in exploring the for-credit option, please contact Kate Jellema or by phone at (802) 451-7510.
Full refund withdrawal dates
For a full tuition refund, a student must communicate the intention to withdraw to the registrar in writing on the day before the first session.
90% refund withdrawal dates
For a 90% refund of tuition, a student must communicate the intention to withdraw to the registrar in writing by midnight on the Sunday immediately following the first session. After that date, no refund of tuition will be paid.
To find out more about the Certificate in Nonprofit Management or hold a space in a future class, please add your name to our Inquiry List. To receive regular updates from the program, please subscribe to the Red Clover, our e-newsletter.