Nonprofit Management Certificate Student
College of Business

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Lead Change in the Nonprofit World

Nonprofits are the 3rd largest employer in the U.S., and the growing sector needs leaders who possess an in-depth understanding of their unique organizational structure and development strategies. Leading a nonprofit requires a set of leadership skills that a traditional business degree does not offer. This 18-credit certificate empowers you to drive social change with the specialized management tools to help you succeed—whether you’re looking to advance in your current nonprofit organization, or change careers and build your credentials.

Develop strong skills in nonprofit management

Nonprofit organizations are seeking to hire professionals with the unique skills needed to carry out their missions and strategically plan for the future. This Wilmington University graduate-level certificate allows you to transform your business skills or natural leadership abilities into practice to develop and lead nonprofits or to launch your own nonprofit endeavor.

Prepare for nonprofit leadership opportunities - on your schedule

This graduate-level certificate can be completed 100% online around your schedule. Our Dual-Credit certificates allow you to easily apply your certificate towards a degree with a focus in nonprofit management. As nonprofits increase their influence, this specialized knowledge in your industry helps you stand out for career advancement—and can be applied to a graduate business degree.

Foster change in your nonprofit organization

In the Nonprofit Management certificate, you’ll build beneficial partnerships, creatively fundraise in traditional and newer markets, and understand legislation and governmental agencies that can support your nonprofit’s mission. Your full range of skills, developed with real-world practice, critical theory, and your passion for making a difference, will help you confidently advance your organization’s mission and your career in service.

Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

Earn this Dual-Credit Certificate and apply the credits to a related WilmU degree program! Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE lets you earn multiple credentials simultaneously — accelerating your education goals and making your credits even more valuable. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

Why a WilmU Certificate?

Wilmington University certificate programs teach you the subject-specific knowledge you need to advance in your career or to simply explore a new field. Build skills that can give you greater opportunities in your evolving field today. Many WilmU certificate programs can be completed online or at several of our face-to-face locations!

Professionals Who Would Benefit From This Program

  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Communications Managers
  • Executive Directors


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