Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations

Business and Economics Department

Degrees offered



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Notre Dame of Maryland University offers the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations to those students who desire further professional qualifications but are not seeking a full Master's program, or who already have earned a graduate degree. This program enables participants to develop the leadership skills necessary in today's nonprofit sector and is also suitable for committed nonprofit board members who wish to enhance their understanding of the nonprofit sector.

Courses taken for the Certificate may be applied to the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management. For the Certificate Program, no graduate credits may be transferred from other accredited institutions.

Curriculum (18 Credits)

This 18-credit Certificate requires students to complete one required course and choose five courses from a list of electives.

Required Course

          NPM-531 Managing Financial Resources in Nonprofits (3)


          Five courses selected from:

          NPM-501 Strategic Planning in the Nonprofit Sector (3)
          NPM-502 Introduction to Nonprofit Management (3)
          NPM-510 Management and Leadership in Nonprofits (3)
          NPM-520 Board Development and Human Resource Management in Nonprofits (3)
          NPM-545 Fundraising and Grant Writing (3)
          NPM-551 Government–Nonprofit Relationships (3)
          NPM-560 Nonprofit Law and Ethics (3)
          NPM-570 Nonprofit Marketing (3)
          NPM-580 Program Evaluation Methods (3)