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Professional development

Nonprofit Management Institute

The ASU Lodestar Center's Nonprofit Management Institute provides the knowledge, tools and connections for you to become an effective nonprofit professional, volunteer or board member and to help your organization grow.

Nonprofit Management Institute


Since 1993, the ASU Lodestar Center's Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) has taught nonprofit professionals the most up-to-date trends affecting the sector today; how to lead and manage staff, volunteers and board members more effectively; and how to make strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and resource development work for you.

Serving professionals and volunteers, new and seasoned

Our programs are open to individuals of all educational backgrounds and levels of experience who are seeking professional development, from staff and management to volunteers and board members, as well as private-sector professionals seeking a career change. We fill a unique educational niche by helping hundreds of working adults reach their professional development goals.

Flexible learning options

With online and in-person certificate programs, we are your center for nonprofit management, dedicated to building the capacity for those who lead, manage and support nonprofit organizations. The professional development certificates offered through NMI provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to develop and enhance your leadership and management skills that you need to make your organization thrive and grow.

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Our certificate programs

Upcoming NMI programs

Program Date Course delivery Qualifies for certificate(s)
Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate (Next Start Date: 12/5/22) Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
Nonprofit Marketing & Strategic Communications Certificate (Next Start Date: 01/23/23) Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate
NMI 230: Tell Your Story Boot Camp (Online - January 2023) to Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate
NMI 106: Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development (February 2023) to Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
NMI 142: Communicating with Purpose (February 2023) to Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
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Flexible online learning

The ASU Lodestar Center's Nonprofit Management Institute offers courses in an interactive online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.

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Program contact information

If you have questions related to this program, please use the contact information below and a program manager will get in touch with you directly.