Nonprofit Management: Empowered to make a difference!
Nonprofit Management Certificate
Students who earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UCLA Extension complete in-depth training to prepare for a nonprofit position. Students complete a comprehensive overview of the role and history of nonprofit organizations in America. They also dive into specific challenges of running a nonprofit, such as measuring department impact. Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Develop an advocacy plan to support a specific mission or cause, or to create changes in public policy
- Demonstrate familiarity with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to nonprofits
- Develop communication plans to familiarize donors, potential clients, policymakers, and the public with a nonprofit’s mission and work
- Develop plans to evaluate the effectiveness of a nonprofit’s programs and operations and communicate results to funders, clients, and the public
- Lead and manage a team of staff members, volunteers, and board members
- Plan and carry out fundraising and development efforts to meet financial needs and goals
- Understand the cyclical process of problem assessment, planning, and outcome evaluation as applied to nonprofit organizations
- Understand the role of the nonprofit board, including legal responsibilities, board recruitment, and board training
- Use strategic planning principles to prioritize among nonprofit goals and efficiently allocate limited resources
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This certificate is 8 courses, 32 units, and takes 12 months to complete.
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