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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the management of regional nonprofit organizations through the use of case studies.
  • Analyze the use of financial information in the management of a nonprofit organization.
  • Apply the important role fundraising plays in a nonprofit organization and the various revenue sources sought by nonprofit organizations.
  • Understanding of societal needs and how a nonprofit organization meets those needs on a local, national, and/or global level.
  • Understanding of basic nonprofit management principles including strategic planning, human resource planning, risk management, and the role of marketing/communications. 
  • Explore paid and volunteer positions available in the nonprofit sector.
  • Create a professional network of nonprofit professionals regionally and beyond.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership prepares students for an entry-level position in a nonprofit organization. The following courses are required for the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership:

ADV 3710Basic Public Relations3
BUS 3720Nonprofit Leadership3
BUS 3740Nonprofit Community Service 11
BUS 3780Financial Management and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
Total Semester Hours13

Students interested in declaring a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership need to complete an Intra University Transfer Request form with their academic advisor. Students must meet all course prerequisites to enroll in WCBA courses, including a minimum 2.5 overall GPA for upper level business courses. WCBA courses must be completed with the grade of a "C" or higher and cannot be taken credit/no credit.

For more information contact Laura Dewberry, Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership