Nonprofit Management Certificate

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

8

courses

100%

virtual learning

$349

per course

Offered Online

As a nonprofit professional, if you looking to maximize your nonprofit organization’s staff, resources, and day to day operations and seeking to add value to your professionalism through certified competency, the Nonprofit Management Certificate is right for you.

Nonprofit knowledge experts provide experienced engaging, practice-oriented learning experiences that focus on best practices, and proven methods, skills and techniques that can immediately be implemented in your nonprofit organization.

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.


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Why choose the Nonprofit Management Certificate

Here is why other participants have chosen the NMI Nonprofit Management Certificate:

  • Tailor-made for the professional! You can enroll and start at any time. It is possible to begin and complete this engaging, interactive, adult-learning certificate within twelve months. Enrollees have three years from the start of their first course to complete all required courses.
  • Course curriculum which is topically relevant and provides participants with a strong foundation in nonprofit management best practices.
  • Immediate and accessible tools that enable and affect strategic change, and efficiency within organizations.
  • Awareness of the most current emerging trends affecting the nonprofit sector.
  • The reputation and prestige of ASU and the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation's 21-year track record of success.

Additional advantages

  • A robust network of established knowledge specialists and cohort colleagues that share best-practices and offer guidance and support.
  • All Instructors have extensive nonprofit experience and work within the nonprofit sector.
  • Increased credibility and marketability within the social sector.

 

Contact us by email or phone

For additional information please contact:

Cassandra Coburn, NMI Program Coordinator at (602) 496-2023 or via email at cpcoburn@asu.edu.

Convenient Format and Schedule

The Nonprofit Management Certificate is offered via the ASU Course Management System: Canvas through these eight (8) asynchronous (self-paced study) online courses*, which contain synchronous (conducted at a specific time) Zoom instructional class opportunities facilitated by a Knowledge Specialist:

  • NMI 102: Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits
  • NMI 103: Effective Financial Management Principles
  • NMI 104: Engaging and Developing Volunteers
  • NMI 105: High Impact Leadership
  • NMI 106: Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development
  • NMI 108: Analyzing for Program Impact
  • NMI 111: Impactful Board Governance
  • NMI 112: Emerging Marketing & Social Media Strategies

*List order does not reflect the order in which courses must be taken.  Courses may be taken in any order.*

Nonprofit Management Certificate seekers may register for the full certificate, and working with a Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) staff member, create a course calendar that best fits their individual schedule.

Convenient Schedule

All NMI courses are intensive but flexible learning experiences conveniently scheduled twice annually. This certificate does not need to be done in any particular sequence, and courses may be started and ended in any combination. Students may begin with the next calendar opportunity and complete the certificate generally within twelve months*. Participants must successfully graduate all eight required courses within a three-year period to attain this certificate. (*Courses must meet a minimum attendance to remain a scheduled offering.)

NMI courses are conducted asynchronously online over fourteen days and require a total of approximately 15-20 hours of study/participation per week. All NMI courses now also contain synchronous Zoom class instructional opportunities.

Graduation

All NMI courses are competency based. Upon successful completion of all required courses within the certificate program, graduates are presented with a Professional Development Certificate in Nonprofit Management by the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Affordable and flexible tuition

Full Certificate Costs and Flexible Payment Options

There are several ways to purchase your full certificate.

Option A: $2360 - Onetime Payment in Full

This option is the most cost effective with the price reduced to $295 per course! Payment for this option must be done with a onetime payment. (Payment must be made in full before the start of the first course begun in a full certificate program.)

Option B: $2520 – Staggered Payment Plan

This option secures our Early Bird discount on all required courses in this certificate program. This plan is designed to stagger the costs of the program reasonably over four affordable payments of $630. The down payment allows you to begin your certificate program with subsequent payments made in advance of beginning the next courses in your succession schedule.

Option C: $2595 – Ala Carte Plan

In this option, participants must be motivated to track their own course schedules online, sign up for their required courses in advance of discount deadlines and notify NMI staff that they intend to graduate from the certificate program. This plan is calculated at the presumed discount rate of $315 per course (costs may be higher if Early Bird deadlines are missed) with an administrative fee of $75 to verify course requirements have been met and issue the certificate upon completion.

Individual prices are $349 per course for this certificate program. Early Bird pricing of $315 per course applies if registration is completed 10 business days before each course start date.

Full Certificate Group Rate – 20% off

If you register two or more participants, we will give you an additional 20% discount off the full price on your group registrations!

Please contact NMI staff before beginning registrations to be issued a special discount code for this special offer.

 

Methods of Payment

ASU Lodestar Center accepts these methods of payment:

  • QuikPay (credit and debit cards)
  • Purchase Orders from qualified companies and governmental agencies registering for individuals.
  • Segal AmeriCorps Educational Awards 

Please contact nmi@asu.edu for questions on payments, payment structure and scheduling before you begin your registration.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Opportunities

Segal Educational Awards may be used for NMI certificate programs. You must have participated in service through AmeriCorps, to qualify for those benefits.

Registration for Nonprofit Management Institute certificates using your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a two-step process:

  1. Please complete the form on this page of our website: Segal -AmeriCorps Educational Award NMI Registration to indicate your interest in applying your AmeriCorps Education Award toward this certificate program.
  2. After completing that form, go to My AmeriCorps to process a payment request for the use of your Segal Award funds. Payment requests should be designated to Arizona State University.
  3. Register for the Full Certificate on our website here: Nonprofit  Management Certificate
NMI 102
Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits

Invest in Your People!

If you are a nonprofit leader or human asset manager, you are probably navigating a changed and challenging future for your organization and your employees!  You will benefit by understanding how to invest in your employees as one of the most solid strategies for sustained organizational growth and resilience.

This course explores the foundations of human resource management, including federal and state employment laws, compensation, benefits, and human resource policies. Additionally, you will examine strategies related to employee engagement and retention, performance management, staffing structures, sourcing, recruitment, and hiring.

"An effective nonprofit manager must try to get more out of the people he or she has," wrote Peter F. Drucker in Managing the Non-Profit Organization. "The yield from the human resource really determines the organization's performance. And that’s decided by the basic people decisions: whom we hire and whom we fire; where we place people, and whom we promote. The quality of these human decisions largely determines whether the organization is being run seriously, whether its mission, its values, and its objectives are real and meaningful to people rather than just public relations and rhetoric."
Excerpt from, "Nonprofit Organizations, and Human Resources Management." Retrieved from https://www.inc.com/encyclopedia/nonprofit-organizations-and-human-resources-management.html

Delivery method: Hybrid (online and Zoom) | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits 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.

 

Delivery method: Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate, 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 104
Engaging and Developing Volunteers

Being A Volunteer Manager in the Midst of a Pandemic.

This 2-week course is led online by ASU Lodestar NMI Instructor, and Vice President of Community Impact at Valley of the Sun United Way, Jayson Matthews

For many organizations, volunteers are the backbone of outreach operations. In the COVID-19* world, volunteerism  has changed dramatically. Even before public health restrictions were placed in effect, recruiting, and retaining volunteers have been a constant resource management struggle for many nonprofit leaders.   

Volunteer programs require the same managerial effort as other organizational operation efforts. There are many factors to consider in ensuring that the experience is positive for both the volunteer and the organization. In this course, you are taught the basics of recruiting, managing, motivating, recognizing, and rewarding staff and volunteers to effectively utilize and retain their strengths and skills.

*Special attention will be placed within this upcoming season’s course to respond to the impact COVID-19 has had on this particular area of nonprofit resource development and management.

 

Delivery method: Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits 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

In this course, participants will be introduced to current models of leadership and seven core leadership competencies. By using a self-analysis tool, you will be able to 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: 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

Fundraising Alchemy - Turning A Silver Lining Into Gold

This 2-week course is led online by ASU Lodestar NMI Instructor and CEO at Cortney's Place, Michele Shipitofsky, CFRE

Ask any nonprofit leader what one of their greatest organizational challenges is and they will resoundingly answer, “Fundraising!”

Recent changes in the global economy have created scarcer financial resources and focused even greater attention on the need for philanthropic giving and funding development for nonprofit organizations.

This course teaches you the basics of the fund development process, how to cultivate charitable giving resources and create a plan that will result in effective fundraising strategies for your organization – even in the toughest of economic times.

 

Delivery method: Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate, 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 108
Analyzing for Program Impact

Fine-tuning your nonprofit’s engine for endurance.

In today's environment, doing good work is no longer good enough. With increased demands, competing priorities, and shrunken resources, leaders need to ensure their organizations are attaining mission and audience goals. Decisions about where to find, and how to focus resources to achieve needed impacts, must be grounded in the solid evaluation and evidence of an organization's strategies and programs.

This course explores evaluation systems, from design and implementation, that produce valid, credible, and useful information to assess program impacts within nonprofit organizations.

Delivery method: 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: Online | Cost: $349 | Qualifies for: Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate, 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 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.

 

Delivery method: 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
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 101, CNP 104, NMI 105, NMI 112
Julie Coleman
Julie Coleman
Julie Coleman
Knowledge Specialist
ASU Lodestar Center
Courses taught:
NMI 102, NMI 144, NMI 230, Service Enterprise
Lenay Dunn
Lenay Dunn
Lenay Dunn
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 108, SIM
Elizabeth Harris
Elizabeth Harris
Elizabeth Harris
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
Grant Development, NMI 108
Cindie Hubiak
Cindie Hubiak
Cindie Hubiak
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 102, NMI 103
Sarah Krahenbuhl
Sarah Krahenbuhl
Sarah Krahenbuhl
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 111, NMI 211
Jason Matthews
Jayson Matthews
Jayson Matthews
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 101, CNP 107, NMI 104, NMI 105, NMI 143, NMI 144, NMI 227
Michael McDonald
Michael McDonald
Michael McDonald
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 108, NMI 205
George Nunes
George Nunes
George Nunes
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 106, Grant Development, NMI 106
John Phelps
John Phelps
John Phelps
Knowledge Specialist / Coach
Nonprofit Management Institute / American Express Leadership Acad.
Courses taught:
AmEx, NMI 105, NMI 108, NMI 111, NMI 210, NMI 227
Samantha Pullen
Samantha Pullen
Samantha Pullen
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 103
Jeri Royce
Jeri Royce
Jeri Royce
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 108, NMI 102, NMI 105, NMI 142, NMI 143
John Scola
John Scola
John Scola
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 101, CNP 103, NMI 104, NMI 105, NMI 106, NMI 111, NMI 226, NMI 227
Michele Shipitofsky
Michele Shipitofsky
Michele Shipitofsky
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 106
Torrie Taj
Torrie Taj
Torrie Taj
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 102, NMI 104, NMI 112
Todd Vigil
Todd Vigil
Todd Vigil
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 112
Stephanie Viviano
Stephanie Viviano
Stephanie Viviano
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 103
Full Certificate Start Datesort descending Delivery/Region Register
Nonprofit Management Certificate October 18, 2021 (All day) Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
Individual Courses Date Offeredsort descending Course Delivery/Region Register
NMI 102 - Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits, November 2021 November 1, 2021 (All day) to
November 14, 2021 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 105 - High Impact Leadership Nov 2021 November 15, 2021 (All day) to
November 28, 2021 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 108 - Analyzing for Program Impact, December 2021 December 6, 2021 (All day) to
December 19, 2021 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 106: Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development (February 2022) February 7, 2022 (All day) to
February 20, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 103 - Effective Financial Management Principles (February 2022) February 28, 2022 (All day) to
March 13, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 111: Impactful Board Governance (March 2022) March 21, 2022 (All day) to
April 3, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 104: Engaging and Developing Volunteers (April 2022) April 4, 2022 (All day) to
April 17, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 102 - Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits (April 2022) April 25, 2022 (All day) to
May 8, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 112: Emerging Marketing and Social Media Strategies (May 2022) May 16, 2022 (All day) to
May 29, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 105 - High Impact Leadership (May 2022) May 23, 2022 (All day) to
June 5, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 108 - Analyzing for Program Impact (June 2022) June 13, 2022 (All day) to
June 26, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 106: Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development August 8, 2022 (All day) to
August 21, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 112: Emerging Marketing and Social Media Strategies (August 2022) August 22, 2022 (All day) to
September 4, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 103: Effective Financial Management Principles (September 2022) September 12, 2022 (All day) to
September 25, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 104: Engaging and Developing Volunteers (October 2022) October 3, 2022 (All day) to
October 16, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online
NMI 111 - Impactful Board Governance (October 2022) October 17, 2022 (All day) to
October 30, 2022 (All day)
Hybrid (online and Zoom) Register/pay online