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Nonprofit Administration Graduate Certificate


The online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration requires three courses:

  • SOWK 660 – Nonprofit Program Development (3 cr.)
    You will learn to:
    • Demonstrate knowledge in principles of planning, development, capacity building, and necessary elements for designing and implementing strategic programs with high-functioning teams.
    • Develop skills necessary to assume leadership, management, and program development positions in the nonprofit sector.
    • Analyze and apply knowledge of the principles and elements of ethical decision-making to real-world dilemmas within nonprofit organizations.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of organizational programs, interventions, and actions based on human service values and ethics.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking in leadership roles regarding external collaboration, community accountability, and team development skills with respect for diversity and strengths of groups and communities engaged.
    • Apply knowledge of components of program development through creation of program development proposal, including executive summary, budget, and evaluation plan.
    • Illustrate knowledge in strategic program planning and management, community organizing, staffing and boards, evaluation and implementation strategy in varied organization structures and cultures.
  • SOWK 661 – Financial Development (3 cr.)
    You will learn to:
    • Develop an annual nonprofit strategic plan.
    • Construct clear and measurable agency goals.
    • Prepare a nonprofit budget.
    • Devise goals for fund development plan.
    • Select and analyze grant funding sources for nonprofits.
  • SOWK 662 – Volunteer Development and Management (3 cr.)
    You will learn to:
    • Distinguish human service values, ethics, and skills for nonprofit management to volunteer programming and management.
    • Describe and apply theoretical models of volunteerism and volunteer management to organizational contexts.
    • Identify ethnocultural diversity and its impact on volunteerism and organizational engagement.
    • Assess an organization for volunteer readiness and program support needs.
    • Compare and contrast strategies for volunteer recruitment, training, and retention.
    • Examine effective volunteer involvement policies to enhance productivity towards organizational goals and minimize potential risks.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of volunteer programming and roles.
    • Volunteer programming and roles.