Even in tough economic times that tighten job markets, nonprofits continue to hire the fundraising and management professionals who are critical for the survival of charitable organizations. The Nonprofit Management Certificate program provides coursework in nonprofit policy, financial management, fundraising, volunteer management, board relations, organizational development, and marketing.
Appalachian State University
Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State University’s Office of Interdisciplinary Studies offers the Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The program requires completion of 18 semester hours and an internship.
Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Continuing Studies offers a Nonprofit Management Certificate requiring completion of 50 classroom hours. There are no grades or exams. There are no admissions requirements, except for attendance prior to registration at an information session (held online and in locations throughout the state). The program allows for completion of 17 of the required 50 hours through self-paced, online courses. The program must be completed within six months of registration. The university offers an Intensive Track each term in Durham, NC that can be completed in eight days. Scholarships are available through community foundations.
North Carolina State University
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State University offers a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The non-credit program requires completion of four classes or workshops. Admission requires a baccalaureate degree and a 3.0 GPA, or current enrollment in a NCSU graduate program. Contact the School of Public and International Affairs for additional information.
Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Salem College’s Fleer Center for Adult Education offers a Graduate Not-for-Profit Management Certificate. Admission requires a baccalaureate degree. The program requires completion of six courses and can be completed in nine months to two years.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill offers the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate. The program requires completion of ten courses (graduate level, semester-length). Admission is based on the applicant’s professional interests, two years of professional employment with a nonprofit, undergraduate transcript and GPA, and a professional writing sample. The program coordinator at the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program can provide information.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, UNC Greensboro offers a Nonprofit Management Certificate through the Department of Political Science. Admission requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and a resume. The program requires completion of 15 credit hours. Completion time is one year or longer. Classes are held at two locations – the universities Triad Center, and the main campus. The university also offers the program online.