Certificate Programs

We offer a variety of certificate programs to help nonprofit professionals develop their skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively lead in our dynamically changing sector. Each program supports leaders in growing personally and professionally as they strive to strengthen their organizations and our community.

Certificate in Leadership

The Certificate in Leadership is a 10-week program for nonprofit leaders who are new to managing programs or people. Designed as more of an experience than a program or set of learning objectives, it helps participants grow as high-performing leaders who are adaptive, courageous and committed to results-driven change. It includes peer-based learning groups, group coaching calls and one-on-one coaching. The certificate is made possible by generous support from Florida Blue. Learn more.

Certificate in Board Governance

The Certificate in Board Governance is a two-part series that teaches the fundamental nonprofit governance concepts every nonprofit leader should understand and practice. If you want to serve a chosen organization with passion and true impact, this is the certificate for you. Learn more.

Certificate in Fund Development Fundamentals

The Certificate in Fund Development Fundamentals will provide you with the basic skills and understanding of fund development. These skills will help you, no matter your position in the organization, make a larger impact.  Learn more.

Certificate in Fund Development Leadership

The Certificate in Fund Development Leadership is designed for those with three years or more experience in fundraising. Individual participants benefit from the increased level of knowledge and the interactions with other course participants. Organizations benefit from an increased level of funding garnered by a more fully developed fundraiser. Learn more.

Certificate in Grant Writing

The Certificate in Grant Writing is a four-session interactive and practical program designed to help you succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment. This program is specifically designed for those who have little or no experience in grant writing.  Learn more.

Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management

The 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, you will build your ability to make sound decisions that affect your nonprofit’s programs and operations.  Learn more.

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Tampa is a graduate-level educational opportunity to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and emerging nonprofit executives. This high-quality academic program is taught by Ph.D. faculty in partnership with leading nonprofit practitioners.The courses are delivered as four intensive one-week seminars during the course of 18 months, representing 12 credit hours of graduate-level instruction. Learn more.

Certificate in Volunteer Management

The Certificate in Volunteer Management consists of three half-days of interactive and practical training in the best practices relevant to today’s volunteer manager. The curriculum is designed by Hands On Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute. Learn more.