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Nonprofit Leadership Certificate

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate focuses on organizational management in the nonprofit sector and on the changing landscape of resource development. Leaders in the nonprofit sector will instruct the 14 workshops that are included in this certificate series.

  • Complete 14 courses in as few as 17 months.
  • Improve skills and better understand the organizational needs of a nonprofit.
  • Become a better leader and manager for your organization. 

Course List

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The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate is broken into two parts. The fundraising and resource development focus give managers strategic actions to manage their organization’s fundraising efforts. The organizational management focus allows managers to excel as leaders in the nonprofit sector. 

  1. Overview and Diversifying Fund Development
  2. Fund Development Research
  3. Special Events and Fundraising
  4. Grants
  5. Major Donors
  6. Donor Relations
  7. Nonprofit Communication
  8. Organizational Assessment and Management
  9. Thinking Outside the Box
  10. Putting your Strategic Plan into Motion
  11. Practical and Powerful Program Evaluation
  12. Financial and Legal Management
  13. Board Relations
  14. Human Resource Management 


Click here to view the 2014 and 2015 course schedule >> 

Each of the seven courses in this certificate require students to attend a day-long workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Appleton, WI. Workshops are held on Thursdays. 

The courses in the certificate are offered on a rotating calendar. Participant must start with the first course in the certificate, and all courses must be taken in sequence. To accommodate flexible scheduling needs, each course is offered more than once in the calendar year. All courses must be completed before the certificate will be awarded.


The workshops are held at the UW Oshkosh Appleton Executive Education Center, 2323 East Capitol Drive in Appleton, WI 54911.


For participants who are enrolled in the certificate program, each course is $119. The fee includes course instruction and materials, light refreshments during the workshop, and the program certificate. 

Participants can also register for single sessions without enrolling in the certificate program. Course fees for non-certificate participants is $129. Non-certificate participants will earn a certificate for 0.6 Continuing Education Units for each full-day workshop they attend.

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