Nonprofit Management Certificate

This certificate offers relevant and innovative curriculum that provides participants with a strong foundation in nonprofit management, taught by instructors with extensive nonprofit experience.

8

courses

2

ways to learn

$349

per course

Offered in-person    Offered online

Are you looking for a certificate to help you better manage your nonprofit and your day-to-day operations? If so, the Nonprofit Management Certificate is for you.

This certificate, offered through the Nonprofit Management Institute at the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, is designed to meet the professional needs of today’s nonprofit professional. A variety of instructional methods are used to provide engaging, practice-oriented learning experiences that are focused on knowledge, skills and techniques that can immediately be implemented in your nonprofit organization.

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CAE ApprovedAll of the courses in this certificate program can be applied to fulfilling the professional development requirements in earning or maintaining the Certified Association Executive credential. Learn more here.

Why choose the Nonprofit Management Certificate

Here is what our participants have shared about why they chose the NMI Nonprofit Management Certificate:

  • Technologically relevant and innovative curriculum that provides participants with a strong foundation in nonprofit management
  • ASU's reputation and prestige
  • ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation's 13-year track record of success
  • Nonprofit Management Certificate provides increased marketability in the industry
  • Ability to enable strategic change within their organizations
  • Participants enhance network through an expanded leadership cohort of peers and support
  • Gain an awareness of emerging trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Knowledgeable and accessible Instructors
  • Cost is reasonable, and participants can pay by course, or save $349 by registering for the full certificate

Additional advantages

  • A robust network of established experts and course colleagues that share best-practices and offer guidance and support.
  • All Instructors have extensive nonprofit experience and work in the nonprofit sector.
  • An interactive, adult-learning environment
  • Immediate and accessible knowledge and tools that strengthen necessary skills, improve efficiency and provide the ability to implement best practices of high-impact nonprofit organizations.

Contact us by email or phone

For additional information please contact Cindi Thiede, Director Professional Development Education, at (602) 496-1061 or via email at Cynthia.Thiede@asu.edu.

Format

All courses required for this certificate are offered both in-person and online.  Participants may complete their certificate through either delivery method, or a combination of the two.

Simply register and pay for each class as your schedule allows.  Participants have a total of three years from initial registration in the program to meet all of their certificate requirements.

As an incentive to graduate, NMI will offer the last class of the certificate FREE! Please contact NMI@asu.edu to request your free class.  Participants must be able to prove they have completed all required classes within a three-year period.  

Convenient schedule

NMI Certificate Program courses are both intensive and flexible learning experiences. Each face-to-face NMI course features two full days of concentrated, hands-on learning. Online NMI courses take place asynchronously over two consecutive weeks and require five hours of study/participation per week.

Convenient locations

For easy access, in-person courses take place at a number of locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and the greater Southwest region.

Standalone courses

The Nonprofit Management Institute provides certificates of completion for each NMI course. Again, simply register and pay for each class as your schedule allows.

Affordable and flexible tuition

Purchase courses individually at $349 each
Early Bird Cost -  $315 (ends two-weeks prior to the course start date)

Intent to Graduate fee is separate. (See below.)

Group rate

15% discount! Register yourself with two other participants and each receive a 15% discount (at least two participants must be new NMI participants).

Intent to Graduate fee

You will need to officially indicate your intent to participate in the entire Certificate Program by declaring your intent to graduate and paying a one-time $50 Intent to Graduate fee. After beginning the program, please submit your Intent to Graduate Registration as early as possible by visiting the Intent to Graduate registration page. When you indicate your intent to earn a certificate and graduate, we are better able to track and support your progress toward completion.

After completion of the program, graduates are presented with a Professional Development Certificate in Nonprofit Management at a Spring Reception hosted by the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.

NMI 102
Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits

This course will provide participants with a foundation for human resource management, including complying with federal and state employment laws as well as compensation systems. In addition, you will learn practical and lawful strategies to develop human resource policies and job descriptions, retention strategies, and appropriate staffing structures.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 103
Effective Financial Management Principles

In this course, participants will learn basic accounting principles and how to interpret and manage financial statements for a nonprofit organization. In addition, you will also learn the difference between accrual and cash basis accounting, and the importance of internal controls to protect the assets of your organization. Finally, you will learn how to analyze and use tax form 990, along with your organization’s annual report, as public relations tools.

*In-person course requires participants to bring laptop with Excel to the training to access course material.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 104
Engaging and Developing Volunteers

In this course, participants will learn how to recruit, manage, motivate, recognize, and reward staff and volunteers in order to effectively utilize their strengths. In addition, volunteer programs require the same type of managerial effort that any other program effort would require and there are many factors to consider in ensuring that the experience is positive for both the volunteer and the organization.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 105
High Impact Leadership

During this course, participants will be introduced to current models of leadership and seven core leadership competencies. By using a self-analysis tool, you will identify your leadership strengths and core values. In addition, you will also learn methods for building internal and external relationships and applying those skills to a business setting. Finally, you will also develop a leadership action plan for achieving personal and organizational impact.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 106
Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development

Many nonprofit leaders, when asked what their greatest organizational challenge is, will answer, “Fundraising!” Changes in the global economy have focused our attention on the need for philanthropy and fund development more than ever. Join us to learn the basics of the fund development process and how to create a plan that will result in effective fundraising strategies for staff and volunteers – even in tough economic times.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 108
Analyzing for Program Impact

Doing good works is no longer enough. In today’s environment of growing demand, competing priorities and shrinking resources, a leader needs to ensure that the organization is having the desired impact.

Decisions about where and how to focus resources so that the desired impact is created must be grounded in evaluation of the organization’s strategies and programs. This course covers the design and implementation of an evaluation system that produces valid, credible and useful information that can be used to assess an organization’s impact.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 111
Impactful Board Governance

This course provides a comprehensive overview of board governance, which includes the core roles and responsibilities of board members, as well as the board’s relationship to the CEO and staff. Participants will learn how to develop effective, motivated board members who are accountable for the organization’s assets, committed to develop a diversified resource base, and motivated to champion the organization among various stakeholders.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

NMI 112
Emerging Marketing & Social Media Strategies

This course will provide principles and practices for marketing your nonprofit organization. You will also learn current strategies and techniques for successfully positioning your organization and developing a marketing plan that includes social media marketing strategies.

*In-person course requires participants to bring a computer, tablet or smartphone to access websites.

Delivery method: In-person, Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate
CAE approved

This course meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE credit amount: 16 credit hours (two-day course)

Rekha Athreya
Rekha Athreya
Rekha Athreya
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 102, NMI 105, NMI 112
Thomas Avery
Thomas K. Avery
Thomas K. Avery
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 103
Stephanie Baldwin
Stephanie Baldwin
Stephanie Baldwin
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 102, NMI 112, NMI 141, NMI 142, NMI 143, NMI 144, NMI 145, NMI 146
Anne Byrne
Anne Byrne
Anne Byrne
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 111
Kathie Cuomo
Kathie Cuomo
Kathie Cuomo
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 106
Lenay Dunn
Lenay Dunn
Lenay Dunn
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 108, SIM
Allen Gjersvig
Allen Gjersvig
Allen Gjersvig
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 105
Pat Gottfried
Pat Gottfried
Pat Gottfried
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 106, NMI 111
Chris Hewett
Chris Hewett
Chris Hewett
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 103, CNP 105, NMI 103
Terry Hines
Terry Hines
Terry Hines
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 104, NMI 102
Jennie Kale
Jennie Kale
Jennie Kale
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 101, NMI 112, NMI 221, NMI 230
Alicia Mandel
Alicia Mandel
Alicia Mandel
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 105
Mara Mann
Mara Mann
Mara Mann
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 103, NMI 203
Jason Matthews
Jayson Matthews
Jayson Matthews
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 101, CNP 107, NMI 104
Michael McDonald
Michael McDonald
Michael McDonald
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 108, NMI 205
George Nunes
George Nunes
George Nunes
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 106, Grant Development, NMI 106
Samantha Pullen
Samantha Pullen
Samantha Pullen
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 103
Jeri Royce
Jeri Royce
Jeri Royce
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 108, NMI 105
John Scola
John Scola
John Scola
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 101, CNP 103, NMI 104, NMI 106, NMI 111, NMI 226
Michele Shipitofsky
Michele Shipitofsky
Michele Shipitofsky
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 106
Kelly Szymanski
Kelly Szymanski
Kelly Szymanski
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 104, NMI 142
Torrie Taj
Torrie Taj
Torrie Taj
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 102, NMI 104, NMI 112
Todd Vigil
Todd Vigil
Todd Vigil
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 112
Stephanie Viviano
Stephanie Viviano
Stephanie Viviano
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 103

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