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Nonprofit Management Institute

Upcoming courses

NMI 227 - Strategic Planning Boot Camp (October 2024)

Session details

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:00 P.M. (Arizona time).

This is an online course with specified due dates for each discussion question and class assignment. Instructional staff are available to aid you with subject questions and help guide you through each weekly course module. In addition, a required Zoom session each week provides additional course reinforcement, student-instructor Q&A, and networking for students.

Early Bird Special: $349 (ends two weeks before course start date)

Program description

Program dates

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Delivery method

Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions)

Cost

$379
Fundraising

Are you looking for a certificate to help you take that next step in your nonprofit career? If so, the Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate is for you.

The Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate is a certificate of distinction for individuals who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills in fundraising, strategic planning, board governance, financial management and more! Course content includes the most highly relevant topics needed to lead and manage the fundraising efforts for a nonprofit organization. This certificate program is sharply focused on these topics in order to offer the individual a deeply engaging and robust experience.

Learn more about this four-course program:

Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate

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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.

The Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate 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.

Learn more about this four-course program:

Nonprofit Operations and Program Impact Certificate


Knowledge Specialist

 Deborah Thompson
Knowledge Specialist, Nonprofit Management Institute

Deborah Thompson is a nonprofit professional with 30 years of experience leading and working with mission-based organizations.  She is passionate about advancing the nonprofit sector through principles of servant leadership, good governance and accountability; and developing the next generation of nonprofit leaders who will champion missions that are vital to our community.

Deborah has professional experience working with a broad range of small grassroots and large national nonprofits. She enjoyed a 14-year career with Make-A-Wish America where she served as a national Vice President responsible for chapter performance, mission delivery, leadership and governance effectiveness across the U.S. In this role she also served as Interim CEO and Board officer for local chapters undergoing turnarounds, and facilitated board governance training efforts nationwide. Deborah subsequently joined New Pathways for Youth as its first Chief Operating Officer where she helped develop the organization’s expansion strategy and became a volunteer mentor.

Across her career, Deborah has served in leadership, fundraising and community development roles at several other nonprofit organizations including Scottsdale Arts, West Valley Arts, Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers, Trinity College (CT) and Cumberland County Training Resource Center (ME). In 2019 Deborah became an independent consultant and formed Studio 929 West, offering strategic planning, board development, strategic transitional leadership and executive coaching for nonprofit organizations and leaders.

Deborah holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix and a B.A in American Studies from Trinity College (CT). She received a Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from ASU’s Lodestar Center, a Certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School and a Certificate in Interim Executive Leadership from Third Sector Company.  She is a member of Boardsource, Arizona Association of Nonprofits, and International Coach Federation.

More NMI offerings

Program Date Course delivery Qualifies for certificate(s)
Social Impact Measurement Certificate (June 2024) to Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Social Impact Measurement Certificate
Nonprofit Management Certificate (Next Start Date: 7/8/2024) Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate
NMI 103 - Effective Financial Management Principles (July 2024) to Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate (Next Start Date: 7/8/24) Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate
NMI 230: Tell Your Story Boot Camp (July 2024) to Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions) Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate