Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Become a Leader in the Nonprofit Sector


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,597

Next start date:

September 27, 2023

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About this Program

Nonprofit organizations occupy an important niche in the community, making a critical impact on a wide range of social, economic, political and environmental issues. Professionals working in nonprofits have the opportunity to make a difference in a role that often presents big challenges and even bigger rewards.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to start or advance your career in this dynamic profession. Guided by experts in the field, we’ll explore how to lead and manage people, develop strategy and build effective programs and organizations. You’ll learn about the history and scope of the nonprofit sector and examine the relationship between the organization and the larger community.


Nonprofit professionals, volunteers and board members as well those interested in entering the field. Those who want to focus on writing and managing grants might consider the Specialization in Grant Writing & Management Strategies.

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Video Overview

An instructor and graduates of the Certificate in Nonprofit Management describe how the program helps students launch or advance their career in the field.

Duration: 03:27


  • Key management and operational issues, including legal and financial affairs
  • Fundamentals of nonprofit governance, human resources management, and program development and evaluation
  • Essential leadership, strategic planning and change management skills
  • Techniques for messaging and branding and best practices for using technology and social media
  • Approaches to fundraising, including annual fund drives, major donors, events, sponsorships and grants

Career Stats


Alumni working in field


Projected job growth for chief executives in Washington state (2020-2030)

Top Employers

Various Northwest nonprofit organizations, Forterra, Food Lifeline, University of Washington, Woodland Park Zoo, YMCA


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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