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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides a practical foundation for those pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector. Executive directors and senior managers who lead today's nonprofit organization need expertise in multiple areas of business, a broad knowledge of fundraising, and unique leadership skills in order to be successful. Certificate participants will receive a broad-based professional education to equip them for leading nonprofit organizations. 

The engaging educational training directly applies to your day-to-day work. Instructors with substantial knowledge and experience in the nonprofit sector teach all the workshops. Workshops are organized so participants can earn the certificate in one year. Upon successful completion, participants are awarded a framed Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business Nonprofit Management Certificate. 

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is an ideal way to pursue professional education without the burdensome financial and time commitments of a degree program. Upon completion, participants have the credential and expertise to advance their nonprofit career. 

 Key Topics

   Requirements for Admission 
(rolling application):

  • Best practices for nonprofit management             
  • Overview of art & science of fundraising
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Ethics, legal, and accountability issues
  • Strategic planning
  • Program evaluation
  • Board governance
  • Leadership and human resources
  • Volunteer management
  • Complete online application                 
  • Application fee of $35




To view a list of currently scheduled courses, visit the calendar page.

   Newly Revised Course Schedule*     
 1.    Nonprofit Management Essentials (formerly Ready, Set, Fundraise)         12 Hours
 2. Measuring for Success: Program Evaluation   6 Hours
 3.  Strategic Planning for Nonprofits   3 Hours
 4. Board Orientation (online or in-person)
2 Hours
 5.  Creating a Diversified Fundraising Plan   3 Hours
 6. Nonprofit Accounting Basics   3 Hours
 7. Nonprofit Budget Basics   3 Hours
 8.  Day One of Certificate in Volunteer Management   6.5 Hours
 9.  Elective Courses    15 Hours


 * Individuals admitted into the Certificate in Nonprofit Management after September 1, 2018 will be under the newly revised course schedule. 


The approximate tuition cost for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management program for members starts at $1,410 depending on the elective options chosen to fulfill the Certificate requirements. For nonmembers the tuition cost starts at $2,820. 

Please note:

  1. Workshops of 2 hours or more may be used as elective credits for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Certificate in Leadership Practice, Leaders Series Lunches, peer labs, and complimentary programs are not considered elective credits for this Certificate.
  2. If you choose to use the MindEdge online courses as your elective credits, the MindEdge Nonprofit Management, HR Management, and Finance courses can be used as electives for this Certificate. For all MindEdge online programs, 0.5 CEUs is the equivalent of 3 noncredit hours of professional education.
  3. Workshop hours toward a certificate program will expire 6 years from workshop date and once expired, cannot be applied to any certificate program.  For example, hours credited for a workshop that takes place on 1/1/2010 will expire on 1/1/2016.  In order to complete your certificate, you must take the workshop(s) needed to fulfill current certificate requirements.
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