Nonprofit Management Institute
The ASU Lodestar Center's Nonprofit Management Institute provides the knowledge, tools and connections for you to become an effective nonprofit professional, volunteer or board member and to help your organization grow.
Since 1993, the ASU Lodestar Center's Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) has taught nonprofit professionals the most up-to-date trends affecting the sector today; how to lead and manage staff, volunteers and board members more effectively; and how to make strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and resource development work for you.
Serving professionals and volunteers, new and seasoned
Our programs are open to individuals of all educational backgrounds and levels of experience who are seeking professional development, from staff and management to volunteers and board members, as well as private-sector professionals seeking a career change. We fill a unique educational niche by helping hundreds of working adults reach their professional development goals.
Flexible learning options
With online and in-person certificate programs, we are your center for nonprofit management, dedicated to building the capacity for those who lead, manage and support nonprofit organizations. The professional development certificates offered through NMI provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to develop and enhance your leadership and management skills that you need to make your organization thrive and grow.
Upcoming NMI programs
|Program||Date||Course delivery||Qualifies for certificate(s)|
|NMI 103 - Effective Financial Management Principles (February 2024)||to||Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions)||Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate|
|Grant Development - State and Foundation Proposal Certificate (February 2024)||to||Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions)||Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals Certificate|
|Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate (Next start date: 2/19/24)||Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions)||Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate|
|NMI 142 - Communicating with Purpose (February 2024)||to||Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions)||Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate, Optimizing Human Resource Strategies in Nonprofits Certificate|
|NMI 111 - Impactful Board Governance (March 2024)||to||Online hybrid (asynchronous with Zoom sessions)||Nonprofit Management Certificate, Fundraising and Sustainable Financial Management Certificate|