Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management

The Nonprofit Leadership Center's Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge needed to establish and maintain a strong system of financial management.

With a focus on best practices, the certificate courses will build your ability to make sound decisions that affect your nonprofit's programs and operations. They will demystify financial jargon, as well as teach you about financial record-keeping. Course material uses easily understood and relevant case examples as well as engaging, interactive explanations for financial terminology, assumptions, and concepts.

The programs includes a combination of finance and accounting topics and enables participants to interpret financial information, assess the costs and benefits of business decisions, and communicate operational and financial strategies.

Required Programs:

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Tools for Cash Management & Analysis

The two, half-day classes required for the Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Managementprovide financial instruction and confidence for non-financial staff members who have to deal with "the numbers," but lack an accounting or finance background.

To be awarded the Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management you must complete the two (2) required programs within 12-months. Upon completing both programs you may request your Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management.

For information on individual program offerings please visit our current program schedule.