2024 Introductory Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Introductory Nonprofit Certificate is a self-paced online program sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that cultivates the skills successful nonprofit professionals need. The required 11 topics cover information from budgeting and fundraising to leadership, social media and grant writing, so the program has something to offer anyone interested in nonprofit work.

WHO: The Introductory Nonprofit Certificate is for newer or emerging leaders at Region C Parent Centers. Region C will be covering the approximate cost of $1,000 per participant.

WHEN: Learners will have access to the content from April 15th through December 31st. There will be a Welcome Webinar on Wednesday, April 10th from 11:00 am – 11:30 am CST. Registration is available here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMudOqvpjIrHddXs9vG2222TWIx-F3WOOB3

Upon completion of the modules, participants will engage in a virtual Capstone with the other members of the 10-person cohort to reflect on what they’ve learned and how they may apply it at their respective parent center. Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% on all 11 modules and participate in the virtual graduation Capstone session to meet the minimum successful completion requirements to earn the University-sponsored certificate and electronic badge.

Please contact Mel Voegeli, [email protected] or 877-374-4655 with any questions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze your strategic planning process and how it relates to your nonprofit mission.
  • Examine your nonprofit organization’s financial positions.
  • Define the roles of ethics and marketing in nonprofits.
  • Identify the importance of continuous training and learning in leadership.
  • Assess the different types of budgets used by nonprofit organizations.
  • Explore the purpose and structure of the nonprofit sector

Key Features:

  • Expert-supported
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Accessible
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Video content
  • Real-world case studies
  • Audio-enabled in app


List of Nonprofit Management Module Courses

Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization

Capital Campaigns

Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement

Introduction to Grant Writing

Introduction to Nonprofit Managment

Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization

Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development

Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

Social Media for Nonprofits

Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations