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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. Leading today's nonprofit organization requires expertise in multiple areas of business, a broad knowledge of fundraising, and unique leadership skills in order to be successful. Executive directors and senior managers need to be generalists who can master many areas. 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 of 65 non-credit hours of professional education, 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. 

Please note: Workshops of 3 hours or more may be used as elective credits for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Leaders Series Lunches, peer labs, and complimentary programs are not considered elective credits for this Certificate.

Key Topics

  • Best practices for nonprofit management
  • Resource development and fundraising techniques
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Ethics, legal, and accountability issues
  • Strategic planning
  • Program evaluation
  • Board governance
  • Leadership and human resources
  • Volunteer management

Requirements for Admission (rolling application):


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

Core Courses

1. Nonprofit Management Essentials (formerly Ready, Set, Fundraise!)

12 Hours


Measuring for Success: Program Evaluation Part 1

3 Hours

3. Measuring for Success: Program Evaluation Part 2

3 Hours

4. Board Orientation Online Training (Purchase in online store)

1 Hour

5. Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

3 Hours

6. Nonprofit Accounting Basics

3 Hours

7. Nonprofit Budgeting Basics

3 Hours

8. Creating a Diversified Fundraising Plan

3 Hours

Elective Courses
   32 Hours



The approximate tuition cost for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management program for members starts at $1,860 depending on the elective options chosen to fulfill the certification requirements. For nonmembers the tuition cost starts at $3,725. 


Please note:

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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