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Higher Education and Certificate Programs

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Center For Excellence Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate in Nonprofit Essentials
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Board Governance
  • Certificate in Executive Philanthropy.

Our unique focus will be supporting “high performing emerging leaders” who are currently either Chief Operating Officers or Assistant Directors seeking to lead their organization in the future as well as those corporate executives seeking to transition to the nonprofit sector.

More information and registration

Rutgers Business School - Institute for Ethical Leadership

Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership offers long-term leadership development, peer-to- peer support, individual coaching, day-long conferences and certificate programs for nonprofit leaders and emerging leaders.

The Nonprofit Leaders Common Ground Program brings together 10-12 nonprofit executives for peer group sessions that foster discussion of issues affecting leadership of their organizations. Sessions, which are held once a month September to June, are led by a facilitator whose role is to guide the session and lend structure to the process, while creating a supportive and safe environment where participants can discuss, in strict confidence, mutual challenges in order to secure practical solutions. Fee: $2,100. Click here to learn more about this Program. Click here to complete the Common Ground application.

Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration - Executive MPA Program

The EMPA Program at SPAA:

  • Prepares those with five or more years of public or nonprofit professional experience for executive and leadership roles
  • Has two program locations – Newark and Trenton
  • 12 credits for professional work experience reduces cost and time to complete the degree
  • No prerequisites or entrance exams, any undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA accepted
  • Holds classes one weekday in the late afternoon and on Saturday morning to minimize disruption to the workweek
  • Can be completed within two years
  • “Cohort” model helps students keep on track for graduation and supports those who have not been in college recently
  • Coursework applies to both public and non-profit administration, which enhances career options
    Convenient payment plans available
  • Includes courses such as Leadership, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Administration, Analytic Methods, and Government Budgeting

Raritan Valley Community College - Certificate Programs

Non-Profit Certificate Program - The certificate program is a thorough overview of the not-for-profit sector, including organizational structure, board development, and fundraising. A certificate of completion is issued at the successful completion of all three courses.

Certificate in Project Management - In today’s fast paced world, more and more of our work is done through the creation and execution of projects. This is true whether your goal is to deliver a new drug to market, design and develop a new business application, or paint your house. Whether you are currently managing projects or see this as a step in your career plans, this program develops and sharpens your skills. The curriculum presents the nine bod­ies of knowledge in preparation for the PMP examination, combined with material that presents practical real-world experiences.

Register: For more information and to register, click here .

William Paterson University - Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Visit for some familiar programs, such as the MBA Essentials Certificate Program, Marketing & Customer Relations Certificate Program and Certificate in Non-Profit Management. We have added some new programs, such as our Coaching program, Life Potentials Training, the Insurance Provider series and the Managing in a Struggling Economy series that might be of interest. Course Catalogue -

Seton Hall University - Nonprofit Financial Management Program

The Nonprofit Financial Management Program focuses on the integration of financial information into the management and governance processes.

Information and application forms.

For further information, please contact Barkley Calkins, Director, Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute, at (973) 761-9734 or Email:

Seton Hall University - Board Leadership Institute

The Board Leadership Institute (BLI) is designed to enhance the effectiveness of individuals when serving on nonprofit boards. Usually offered in the Spring and Fall.  Information and application forms

For further information, please contact Barkley Calkins, BLI Program Director at (973) 761-9734 or

Columbia Business School Programs in Social Enterprise – Executive Education Open Enrollment Programs

The Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals, consisting of four 1-week modules, is designed to equip senior nonprofit professionals with indispensable strategic management and leadership skills.

The Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals is a 5-day program designed to assist nonprofit managers with developing skills and tools that they can utilize at their organizations for years to come.

To learn more about Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise, please visit

Write to or call 212 854 3395 for more information.

La Salle University - Nonprofit Center

Our five Certificate Programs are designed for nonprofit professionals who want to sharpen their skills and knowledge in a specific content area in a focused and cost-effective way.  Those seeking to move into the nonprofit sector also find Certificate Programs an ideal way to develop new and marketable skills.  Additionally, executive directors and board members who have many varied roles and responsibilities will be able to acquire the diverse knowledge needed to perform to maximum effectiveness. Visit our website to learn more about our Certificate Programs and to download the application form that will get you started in the right direction or put you back on the track.

Certificate in Financial Management - For those who are not trained financial professionals but have responsibilities for fiscal operations

Certificate in Fundraising - For those who are not full-time fundraising professionals or not formally trained, including those who assist with fundraising efforts, executive directors and board members

Certificate in Nonprofit Management - For new executive directors and those wanting a knowledge update and refresher, senior managers aspiring to nonprofit leadership and forward-thinking organizations who want to develop their bench strength for the future.

Certificate in Supervisory Management - For both those new to supervision and existing supervisors

NEW! The Certificate in Marketing & Communications - For those who have responsibility for marketing and communicating about their organization, including executive directors, development & public relations staff and board members For more information about each program please visit The Nonprofit Center.

Brookdale Community College - Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Gain valuable and important skills, knowledge, and a certificate for a rewarding career in nonprofit management. Brookdale’s face-paced nonprofit management certificate program is taught by leading professionals and practitioners.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn, network and exchange ideas about this fast growing career path. In an interactive environment, discover the most productive strategies for meeting challenges specific to nonprofits. Creating a healthy, vibrant organization by utilizing the talents of staff and volunteers is the continual theme of the program.

Explore the dynamics of two major types of nonprofits: charitable and philanthropic 501(c)3 agencies, and trade professional 501(c)6 associations, and their differences and similarities. To acquire a certificate: have your instructor sign an Attendance Verification form after each course. It is your responsibility to collect and keep the signed forms in a safe place. (Lost Attendance Verifications and/or certificates will be replaced for a fee of $25.)

Registration is open now!

Fee: Each course is normally $129

Who should attend: staff, volunteers, board members, executive directors, program directors, committee chairpersons, and those interested in these positions.

Register at Brookdale's Website or contact

Mercer County Community College - Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is an integrated series of courses that provides an overview of contemporary trends in nonprofit management. The program is packed with practical techniques necessary for agency survival in the new millennium. Workshops are oriented to the needs of staff, program administrators, executive directors, board members, philanthropists, volunteers, and those interested in employment in nonprofit agencies. For more information click here.