Group of 10 graduates with instructors from the 2022 Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program

Applications Now Open for the 2023-24 Certificate in Nonprofit Management Graduate Program

Team NLC News

For nonprofit professionals who aspire to be a CEO or senior leadership team member, a graduate certificate in nonprofit management is a powerful step to make that goal a reality. The Nonprofit Leadership Center offers a graduate certificate in nonprofit management in collaboration with the University of Tampa.

Applications are now open for the 2023-24 program.

“I would not be where I am today without the Certificate in Nonprofit Management program at UT. It was truly a game-changer for me. It gave me an incredible network of trusted colleagues, the ability to propel my organization forward and introduced me to concepts I needed to know more about to be effective.”

Certificate graduate

About the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The 2023-2024 graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Tampa will begin in May 2023 and last about 15 months. Courses are delivered as four one-week seminars, representing 12 credit hours of graduate-level instruction. Program participants will develop skills in strategic thinking, leadership, marketing, development and accounting. The required in-person sessions include:

  • Thinking Strategically
    Students will focus on evaluating mission, analyzing board governance and conducting an environmental scan. They will also identify the focus area for their program-long project and business plan.
  • Marketing, Research & Communication
    Students will learn how to conduct market research, explore fund development and develop a marketing plan for their chosen project.
  • Accounting & Financial Management
    Students will learn the fundamentals of accounting, financial performance, analyzing costs and internal controls. They will also develop a budget for their program-long project.
  • Leadership and Innovation
    Students will evaluate their personal leadership and develop an implementation plan.
  • Final Presentations
    The program culminates with students presenting their business plan to a group of nonprofit and community leaders for evaluation as the final step to receiving their certificate.



Join Us for an Upcoming Info Session

Join us for a virtual or in-person info session to discover how quickly you can further your education with our nonprofit graduate program. You’ll receive a general overview of the University of Tampa as well as details about nonprofit management track options. Faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions, discuss the application process and review financial aid options.

November 10, 2022 at Noon ET

January 25, 2023 at Noon ET

February 16, 2023 at Noon ET

“This program has been so insightful and challenging. Working and learning from organizations that are so different from my own has significantly expanded my horizons.”

Certificate graduate

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