University of Illinois at Chicago Certificate in Nonprofit Management
The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is an online, professional development program offering a comprehensive suite of non-credit courses for the study of nonprofit management.
Offered by the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, CNM is the longest running online non-credit, nonprofit management program in the country. Since 2000, students from across the country and around the world have come together in a stimulating environment to learn the principles of managing an effective nonprofit organization through online instruction and interaction with other nonprofit practitioners and expert faculty.
The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is ideal for those who:
- Are currently working in the nonprofit industry and want to advance their career.
- Have recently joined a nonprofit organization and need to learn more about the sector.
- Need to gain skills in a specific area of nonprofit management.
- Are board members of nonprofit organizations.
- Are considering a change to a career in the nonprofit sector.
Customize Your Education The CNM program provides you with a comprehensive introduction to nonprofit management. To earn the certificate, you will select and complete six courses that best meet your individual learning objectives. You may also register for one or more individual courses if you are interested in specific topics in nonprofit management. Courses include:
Fundraising Management: Developing, Managing and Evaluating Your Fund Development Plan Mastering Grant Writing: How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal Nonprofits and Civic Engagement: An Introduction Operations Management: Topics in Organizational Effectiveness What Boards Do: Building Nonprofit Boards for Community and Organizational Leadership Building Partnerships and Collaboration across Sectors Engaging the New Volunteer Workforce: Attracting and Retaining Volunteers to Strengthen Your Organization and Effect Social Change Financial Management: Fundamentals for the Nonfinancial Manager Individual Donors: Finding, Asking and Keeping Them Marketing Management: Telling Your Organization’s Story Nonprofits Today: Understanding the Sector’s Changing Landscape Program Design and Evaluation: Measuring Impact to Strengthen Programs Public Policy Advocacy for Social Change Social Media Primer for Nonprofits Strategic Management: Aligning Mission, Vision and Values
Dedicated Instructors Experienced, skilled instructors will guide you through a structured, interactive learning experience that features readings, interactive learning activities, discussion and hands-on exercises. The work experiences of CNM instructors cover a wide range of nonprofit disciplines, and the personalized guidance provided throughout the course is relevant, insightful and timely.
Valuable Colleagues Your classmates will include other nonprofit professionals. Together you will share diverse insights that will deeply enrich your learning experience. Online CNM courses allow you to meet, work with and learn from nonprofit professionals from all over the country and around the globe.
Online Convenience All CNM courses are completely online, so you will be able to log on at any time. CNM courses include weekly structured online discussions with your classmates and instructor. You can participate in the courses whenever your schedule allows, but you must meet due dates for weekly assignments.
Competitive Fees The non-credit nature of the program allows UIC to offer each course for $550. Each CNM course provides 50 hours of learning and instruction over a five-week period. (Note: Mastering Grant Writing is a six-week course and costs $650.)
To learn more about the Certificate in Nonprofit Management online program, including full course descriptions and an upcoming course schedule, visit the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Web site, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (312) 355-0423.