Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Are you employed or otherwise involved in a nonprofit organization and eager to gain valuable expertise that will make your contribution more effective? Our renowned 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders like you gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen your organizations and achieve your missions. The certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in the core competencies of nonprofit management. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers. The program combines the best of face-to-face learning with ongoing discussion via online learning portals. 

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Certificate in nonprofit management

Fall 2016 Courses

Keene, NH: The Center for New Leadership has partnered with the Hannah Grimes Center to offer the Certificate in Nonprofit Management in Keene, NH this fall. Workshops are held on Fridays starting on September 16th.

Waterbury, VT: Workshops are held at St. Leo's Hall on Wednesdays starting on September 14th.

REGISTER now for the fall 2016 Certificate in Nonprofit Management. 

How it works

The certificate program is designed for active practitioners and leaders in Northern New England's vibrant nonprofit community. To be successful in this program, participants must reserve ten Fridays for the face-to-face workshops at the heart of the program. Most workshops meet from 8:30-4:00.

Topics covered:

  • Organizational Life Cycle & Assessment
  • Messaging Your Mission
  • Communications & Social Media for Nonprofits
  • Measuring Your Impact
  • Communicating in the Midst of Tension
  • Feed Your Spark: Energizing Leadership to Thrive and Succeed
  • Financial Management
  • Building a Board & Fundraising
  • Building a Strong Staff Culture
  • Grants & Earned Income

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management program is $1500. Past participants have received financial assistance through VSAC's Non-Degree Grant, TD Bank's Nonprofit Recources Grant, and New Hampshire's Adult Student Aid. Former Americorps and VISTA volunteers may be able to use their Segal Education Award to offset tuition costs.

With support from C&S, the Vermont Foodbank, and the American Express Foundation, the Center for New Leadership is able to offer  scholarships to nonprofit professionals participating in this program. Two C&S Scholarships in Nonprofit Excellence are available this fall to nonprofits in the Monadnock wishing to participate in the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Partnership for Capacity-Building program is designed for organizations with an annual operating budget under $100,000. Marlboro will match a $350 employer contribution for a combined grant of $700. Please note that applicants for matching funds will need to supply a signed letter of support from their employer.

Optional academic credit

Students who wish to apply learning from the certificate program to a real-world project can enroll in NPM601: The Practicum in Nonprofit Management, a guided independent study through which students complete projects that improve their organizations in exciting and demonstrable ways. If you are interested in exploring the for-credit option, please contact  Kim Lier or by phone at (802) 251-7690.

Testmonials

  • “I came to Marlboro College's nonprofit management certificate program with questions, and I left with a whole lot of answers. More importantly, however, I left with skills, tools and guidance to carry me forward in my chosen profession.”
  • “It was a great orientation to the world of nonprofits. I left the course with a solid understanding of nonprofit organizations, and I feel confident in applying for nonprofit jobs.”
  • “The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program was a great fast track option for busy working nonprofit leaders. The information was practical, the connections helpful and the faculty very experienced. I have a much more complete skill set to bring back to my work place along with a renewed confidence for tackling tough issues in the nonprofit world.”
  • “I’ve waited more than a year for the opportunity to participate in this Certificate program. It was well worth the wait. Renewing my business knowledge, seeing my organization in a new light and finding or solidifying my personal goals were just some of the benefits for me.”
  • “My job would have been easier having all this information from the start of our organization. Now, I have a plan and the tools to bring our organization to where the founder envisioned.”
  • “This program gave me concrete tools to improve the operation of our board. I very much appreciated the expertise of the other members of the class and the diversity of the organizations represented.”
  • “I found the certificate course enormously helpful. I'm a newcomer to the nonprofit world, and every class brought immediately applicable information. I can't recommend it highly enough.”

 

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