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Nonprofit Management Institute

Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate

Are you looking for a certificate to help you better manage your nonprofit human resources? If so, the Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate is for you.

4 courses

for this certificate

100% virtual

through Zoom and online assignments

$828

cost for the program

Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate


This is a certificate of distinction for individuals seeking knowledge and skills in nonprofit human resources, volunteer management, change management and conflict resolution.

Course content includes:

  • Complying with federal and state employment laws and compensation systems
  • Recruiting, managing, motivating and rewarding both staff and volunteers in order to effectively utilize their strengths
  • Effectively lead and champion change within an organization
  • Developing strategies to overcome internal and external conflict

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. Two require approximately 15-20 hours of study time over each two-week online course. The remaining two courses are one-week online 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 102 and NMI 104: $315
  • NMI 142 and NMI 144: $99
  • Ends two weeks prior to course start.

Regular prices:

  • NMI 102 and NMI 104: $349
  • NMI 142 and NMI 144: $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 104 - Engaging and Developing Volunteers (April 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate (Next start date: 4/3/2023) Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) 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 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 142 - Communicating with Purpose (September 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
NMI 104 - Engaging and Developing Volunteers (October 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate
NMI 102: Maximizing Human Potential in Nonprofits (November 2023) - Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits 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.