Those who are:
- In a leadership position in a nonprofit organization or government office
- Managing or organizing a nonprofit program in private or government office settings
- Interested in developing and/or volunteering to serve on a nonprofit board
What You'll Learn
Participants in this certificate program obtain an overview of the unique roles and responsibilities for nonprofit managers, including:
- Legal requirements
- Board development
- Financial responsibilities
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in government, volunteer or nonprofit organizations. They might include:
- Manager in a Government Office or Nonprofit Organization
- Arts or Education Program Manager
- Community or Volunteer Organizer
“I learned how to approach nonprofit problem solving from multiple perspectives. This new way of thinking has been pivotal in strengthening my skills as a nonprofit manager.”
Development Administrator of Philanthropy
City of Hope Medical Center
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- High school education or equivalent
RAP Foundation Scholarship
For the eighth year, the Regional Access Project Foundation’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is proud to sponsor UCR Extension’s Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management, to help support students aspiring to become managers within the nonprofit industry. TAP assists nonprofits in Eastern Riverside County, and utilizes the benefits of education to help accomplish their goal of developing the capacity of these organizations and providing them the tools needed to thrive and succeed.
Partial Scholarships Available:
- Fifteen partial scholarships available - limited to one individual per organization.
- Students accepted into the co-hort will pay $100 for each of the five courses.
- Recipients must work for nonprofit organizations in Eastern Riverside County.
- Deadline to apply: Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
- Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before August 25, 2017.
- Complete the application online.
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Examine development, planning and management of public benefit and charitable nonprofit organizations.
- Principles of nonprofit organization management
- Legal issues and requirements
- Finance and budgeting
- Fund development
- Marketing and public relations
- Managing personnel
- Board/volunteer/community relations
- Strategic planning
- Leadership and organizational development
Survey principles and practices of fundraising including fund development, campaign planning, donor relations and common short and long-term development strategies. Annual giving campaigns
- Corporate sponsorships
- Major donors
- Foundation and government grants
- Planned giving
- Special events
- Capital campaigns
Examine the role of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedln, blogs and other social media marketing tools to reach new markets.
- Marketing principles and practices for social media
- New channels of social media marketing and Web 2.0
- Case studies and real-world success stories
- Do's and don'ts of social media marketing
- Social network management
- User generated content
- Content sharing
- Blogs, podcasts, wikis
- Tracking leads and lead generation
- Measuring success
- Budgeting for social media marketing
- Current and future trends
- Evaluate social media marketing as part of an overall marketing plan
Learn the mechanics of producing a grant proposal by completing a proposal document that will be ready for submission upon completion of the course. Topics include grant research, planning, budget development, partnerships, document preparation, writing for the grant and proposal presentation.
Capstone course where you focus on real-world issues involving the day-to-day management and strategic planning of a nonprofit organization. Explore practical issues, problems and challenges, including how policies are put into action. Topics covered include:
- collaborative efforts
- program evaluation, networking
- organization analysis/development
- dealing with change
- management of information systems
- setting goals
- strategic planning
- managing human resources
- board relations
- volunteer administration
- handling physical resources.
Upon completion of this course, you will submit a portfolio-based project based on a specific area of concentration.
“I became interested in nonprofit management because I had a desire to help underprivileged kids and their families. Every class I teach at UCR Extension is filled with individuals who are eager to learn, advance, and engage--both in the classroom and in their communities.”
Nonprofit Management Consultant
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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