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Nonprofit Management Institute

Nonprofit Management Certificate

This flagship program will provide you with a strong foundation in nonprofit management, taught by a seasoned instructional team with extensive real-world nonprofit experience.

8 courses

for this certificate

100% virtual

through Zoom and online assignments

$315

cost per course

Nonprofit Management Certificate


Maximize your nonprofit organization’s staff, resources and day-to-day operations and add value to your professionalism through certified competency with the Nonprofit Management Certificate.

Our nonprofit knowledge experts provide 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.

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 12 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.
  • 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.

Required courses

Testimonials

Lloyd Hopkins

Professional growth

I have benefited a great deal from my NMI classes. The classes helped expand my knowledge of the nonprofit sector and gave me great strategies to use in my own organization. I feel what I learned helped me professionally as I was promoted to a director-level position while going through the program.

Lloyd Hopkins Executive Director and Founder, Million Dollar Teacher Project
Becky Miller

Worth the investment

The instructors were masters in their field of expertise and provided insight into real-life applications. The information was so valuable I could not take the courses fast enough! The nonprofit sector has long awaited a certification program of this caliber. It was well worth the investment of both my time and money.

Becky Miller Executive Director, Arizona Transit Association
Nan Pfauser

Career change

NMI has enabled me to re-direct my career from the corporate world to a nonprofit organization with confidence. I have gained valuable knowledge and insight through class discussions with colleagues who have shared their organization's experiences, concerns and achievements. Attending this ASU Lodestar Center program is one of the best decisions I have made!

Nan Pfauser Team Lead, Feed My Starving Children

Format and cost

Convenient format and schedule

The Nonprofit Management Certificate includes eight asynchronous (self-paced study) online courses. Each online course is supplemented by instructional sessions over Zoom, facilitated by an NMI Knowledge Specialist. NMI courses are two weeks long and require a total of approximately 15-20 hours of study/participation per week.

Nonprofit Management Certificate seekers may register for individual courses on their own, or sign up for the full certificate and work with an NMI staff member to create a course calendar that best fits your individual schedule. Registering for the full certificate up front is the most cost-effective way to earn this certificate.

All courses are offered multiple times each year, and certificate seekers can complete the program within a year. All eight courses must be completed within three years to qualify for the certificate.

Affordable and flexible tuition

There are several ways to enroll in the full certificate.

Option A: $2,360 – One-time payment in full

This option is the most cost-effective with the price reduced to $295 per course! (Payment must be made in full before the start of the first course.)

Option B: $2,520 – Staggered payment plan

This option secures our Early Bird discount of $315 on all required courses in this certificate program, with four affordable payments of $630 as you progress through the program.

Option C: $2,595 – À la 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 (the regular cost is $349) with an administrative fee of $75 to verify course requirements have been met and issue the certificate upon completion.

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:

  • Credit and debit cards
  • Purchase Orders from qualified companies and governmental agencies registering for individuals
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards 

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.

Register

Title Program date Course delivery Qualifies for certificate(s)
Nonprofit Management Certificate (Next start date: 2/13/2023) Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate
NMI 106: Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development (February 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
NMI 103: Effective Financial Management Principles (February 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
NMI 111 - Impactful Board Governance (March 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
NMI 104 - Engaging and Developing Volunteers (April 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
NMI 102: Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits (May 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
NMI 112 - Emerging Marketing & Social Media Strategies (May 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate
NMI 105 - High Impact Leadership (June 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
NMI 108 - Analyzing for Program Impact (June 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
NMI 106: Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development (July 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
Online learner

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.