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Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management

 

In conjunction with the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management

The curriculum consists of competency areas central to nonprofit management: human resources development, oversight and ethics, planning and programming, economics and finances, and external relations.

Earn the certificate by completing 18 six-hour core workshops and a four-hour capstone session within two years. There are no elective sessions. Mini-certificates are awarded when you complete any of the previously mentioned competency areas.

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The curriculum of the noncredit Certificate consists of 112 classroom hours or 11.2 Continuing Education Units. The Certificate is awarded upon completion of 18 six-hour workshops and a four-hour Capstone completion session. There are no elective sessions. Based on certificate evaluations and national surveys, the curriculum for the certificate consists of five general subject areas central to nonprofit management with workshops intended to develop practical, applied and useful skills in these areas:

I. Nonprofit Human Resource Development
II. Nonprofit Oversight and Ethics
III. Nonprofit Planning and Programming
IV. Nonprofit Economics and Finances
V. Nonprofit External Relations

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Notes
"Mini-certificates" are awarded upon request confirming completion of any of the five major competency areas (NP Human Resource Development, NP Oversight and Ethics, NP Planning and Programming, NP Economics and Finances & NP External Relations).
 
  Certificate Tracks  
  Nonprofit Economics and Finances  
Nonprofit Economics and Finances is one of the five major competency areas offer through the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This specific competency area allows recipients to explore and increase skills in fundraising and essential financial management techniques.
  Core Courses  

Financial Management within the Nonprofit Sector, Parts 1 & 2

Wed.-Thu., Dec. 3-4

Fundraising and Revenue Development for Nonprofits: Parts 1 & 2

Wed.-Thu., Dec. 17-18

 
 
  Nonprofit External Relations  
Nonprofit External Relations explores and increases skills in information systems. This area also addresses communication methods to satisfy internal and external stakeholders.
  Core Courses  

Legislative Relations for Nonprofit Managers

Wed., Jan. 14, 2015

Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Strategies

Wed., Jan. 28, 2015

  Dates To Be Announced  
Nonprofit Information Management and Technology
 
 
  Nonprofit Human Resource Development  
Human Resource Development is one of the five major competency areas offered through the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This specific competency area allows recipients to explore and increase skills in personnel management; interact among workgroups, staff and development boards; overcome barriers in communication across cultures; and hone ethical management techniques.
  Core Courses  

Creative Nonprofit Leadership

Wed., March 25, 2015

  Dates To Be Announced  
Effective Employee Management for Nonprofit Organizations
Valuable Volunteer Management Tools for Nonprofit Organizations
 
 
  Nonprofit Oversight and Ethics  
Nonprofit Oversight and Ethics is one of the five major competency areas offer through the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Participants learn how to explore and increase skills in internal and external organizational change, monitor external trends that have an impact on the sector, and develop effective methods of public advocacy and external relations communication planning.
  Core Courses  

Inclusion Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Wed., Apr. 22, 2015

Nonprofit Boards and Governance

Wed., Sept. 17

Wed., May 20, 2015

  Dates To Be Announced  
Ethics and Values in the Nonprofit Sector
Legal Concepts Essential for Nonprofit Organizations
 
 
  Nonprofit Planning and Programming  
Nonprofit Planning and Programming is one of the five major competency areas offered through the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Explore and increase skills to improve customer service; organize evaluation methods and maximize collaborative efforts.
  Core Courses  

Developing a Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit Organization

Wed., Oct. 15

Wed., June 3, 2015

Nonprofit Organization Development and Analysis

Wed., Oct. 29

Wed., June 17, 2015

Program Performance Measurement and Evaluation for Nonprofits

Wed., Nov. 12

Program Planning and Delivery for Nonprofits

Wed., Oct. 1

 
 
  Core Courses  

Creative Nonprofit Leadership

Wed., March 25, 2015

Developing a Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit Organization

Wed., Oct. 15

Wed., June 3, 2015

Financial Management within the Nonprofit Sector, Parts 1 & 2

Wed.-Thu., Dec. 3-4

Fundraising and Revenue Development for Nonprofits: Parts 1 & 2

Wed.-Thu., Dec. 17-18

Inclusion Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Wed., Apr. 22, 2015

Legislative Relations for Nonprofit Managers

Wed., Jan. 14, 2015

Nonprofit Boards and Governance

Wed., Sept. 17

Wed., May 20, 2015

Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Strategies

Wed., Jan. 28, 2015

Nonprofit Organization Development and Analysis

Wed., Oct. 29

Wed., June 17, 2015

Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management Capstone Session (Half Day)

Fri., Feb. 20, 2015

Program Performance Measurement and Evaluation for Nonprofits

Wed., Nov. 12

Program Planning and Delivery for Nonprofits

Wed., Oct. 1

  Dates To Be Announced  
Effective Employee Management for Nonprofit Organizations
Ethics and Values in the Nonprofit Sector
Legal Concepts Essential for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit Information Management and Technology
Valuable Volunteer Management Tools for Nonprofit Organizations
 
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  Dates To Be Announced  
Diversity in Action: A Historic Look at Nonprofit Organizations
The Language of Nonprofits
 
  Resources  
  Nonprofit Management Certificate Calendar
  2014 Spring Nonprofit Postcard
Jan - May 2014 Schedule
  Diversity In Action: Historic Look At Nonprofit Organizations
Free workshop not required for any certificate.
  Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
  The Language of Nonprofits
Free workshop not required for any certificate.
  Certificate Recipients
Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management 2009-2010
 
For more information, contact:
Shirley J. Burks (Bufford), Program Director, sbufford@uwm.edu, 414-227-3157
 

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Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management

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