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Nonprofit Management Institute

Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate

Get the training you need to lead and manage marketing and communication strategies for nonprofits. You will gain knowledge and skills in marketing, communication, public relations and social media for the nonprofit sector.

4 courses

for this certificate

100% virtual

through Zoom and online assignments

$828

cost for the program

Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate


Are you looking for a certificate to help you better manage your organization's marketing needs and social media strategy? If so, the Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate is for you.

The Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate is a program of distinction for individuals who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills in marketing, communication, public relations and social media within the nonprofit sector. Course content is sharply focused to  include the most relevant topics needed to lead and manage marketing and communication strategies for nonprofit organizations and offers the individual a deeply engaging and robust experience.

Established experts noted for their professional skill and topic expertise guide each course. Additionally, course colleagues enrolled in the certificate program,  share best practices and offer guidance and support through an interactive, adult-learning environment.

A hallmark of this certificate and its content is the premium placed on immediate and usable knowledge. Proven marketing and communication tools are offered in accessible ways within these courses, and provide participants the opportunity to strengthen their essential communications skills, enabling them to be more successful in their nonprofit sector work.

Required courses

Format and cost

This certificate is achieved by completing four individual courses. Two require approximately 16-20 hours of study time over each two-week course. The remaining two are one-week programs with 8-10 hours of study time each.

After registering for the certificate, Nonprofit Management Institute staff will work to help you tailor a course schedule that ensures the most effective progress toward your certificate goal and that best fits your schedule. Participants have a total of three years from initial registration to meet the full certificate requirements.

You may register in advance for the full certificate or on a per-course basis.

Full certificate cost

With Early Bird discounts: $828

Without discounts: $948

Individual course costs

Early Bird pricing:

  • NMI 105 and NMI 112: $315
  • NMI 142 and NMI 230: $99
  • Ends two weeks prior to course start.

Regular prices:

  • NMI 105 and NMI 112: $349
  • NMI 142 and NMI 230: $125

Register

Title Program date Course delivery Qualifies for certificate(s)
NMI 142: Communicating with Purpose (February 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications 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
Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate (Next start date: 5/8/23) Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) 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 230 - Tell Your Story Boot Camp (Online) July 2023 - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate
NMI 105 - High Impact Leadership (October 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
NMI 112 - Emerging Marketing & Social Media Strategies (October 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications 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.