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Nonprofit Management Institute

Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate

Gain additional knowledge and skills in operational leadership, program impact and evaluation, developing volunteers, purposeful communication and more.

4 courses

for this certificate

100% virtual

through Zoom and online assignments

$1,044

cost for the program

Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate


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

This is a certificate of distinction for individuals who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills in operational leadership, program impact and evaluation, developing volunteers, purposeful communication and more! Course content includes the most highly relevant topics needed to manage the operations of a nonprofit organization, as well as how to design, launch and evaluate effective programs that matter to the community.

This certificate program is sharply focused on these topics in order to offer the individual a deeply engaging and robust experience. Established experts noted for their skills and expertise will guide each course. Additionally, course colleagues who are enrolled also share best-practices and offer guidance and support through an interactive, adult-learning environment.

A hallmark of the certificate and its content is the premium placed on immediate and usable knowledge and tools that are offered in accessible ways and provide participants the opportunity to strengthen essential skills and enable them to be more successful in their nonprofit sector work.

Required courses

Format and cost

This certificate is achieved by completing four individual courses. Three require approximately 15-20 hours of study time over each two-week online course. The remaining course is a one-week online program 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: $1,044

Without discounts: $1,172

Individual course costs

Early Bird pricing:

  • NMI 105, NMI 108 and NMI 227: $315
  • NMI 144: $99
  • Ends two weeks prior to course start.

Regular prices:

  • NMI 105, NMI 108 and NMI 227: $349
  • NMI 144: $125

Scholarships

Apply now for a $250 scholarship, sponsored by Brian Spicker of the ASU Lodestar Center's Leadership Council.

Register

Title Program date Course delivery Qualifies for certificate(s)
NMI 227 - Strategic Planning Boot Camp (March 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate (Next start date: 3/20/23) Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) 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 144 - Becoming a Champion of Change (June 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits 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 108 - Analyzing for Program Impact (November 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate
NMI 144: Becoming a Champion of Change (December 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits 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.