Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations

NPRO1200 - Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations

Learning Path | No Credit or CE | Estimated 25-Hour Workload

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$475.00

How To Enroll?
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  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon No Credit or CE
  • feature icon Estimated 25-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days
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Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations

Learn to be an impactful leader in the nonprofit sector with essential skills and knowledge from this professional certificate. Register Today!

Description

Whether you’re looking to serve in a leadership role at your organization or take an entrepreneurial venture to start a nonprofit organization, with the Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations professional certificate you can be a change-maker in your community. Designed for professionals preparing to become effective and innovative leaders, this course equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to make an impact at a nonprofit organization. This professional certificate provides a broad introduction to critical nonprofit topics. Learn the foundational knowledge to be an effective leader in the nonprofit sector.

What You Will Learn

  • Identify the history and role of nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations.
  • Learn what it takes to start a nonprofit.
  • Develop strategies for volunteer and board recruitment/management.
  • Understand nonprofit budget basics – read statements on income, revenue, expenses.
  • Examine strategies for funding a nonprofit organization.
  • Define and understand the organizational vision, mission, and planning strategies.
  • Become familiar with effective management and leadership styles.
  • Learn relevant, ethical, and legal guidelines and practices in nonprofit organizations.
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of starting a nonprofit.
  • Outline the pathways into a nonprofit.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 or older

Refund Policy

You will have seven days to request a full refund after purchase. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.

Curriculum

  • Micro-Course 1 - Nonprofit for Beginners

    This micro-course offers you a foundational understanding of the varied roles, opportunities, and issues associated with the nonprofit sector. Discover what goes into creating, organizing, leading, and maintaining a nonprofit organization. Whether you are interested in establishing a new NPO or working for one that already exists, in this micro-course, you will begin an Action Plan to kickstart your journey.

  • Micro-Course 2 - Managing Nonprofit Board of Directors

    In this micro-course, explore board recruitment, orientation, training, supervision, and evaluation methods. Learn methods that organizations use to create and maintain an effective Board of Directors to ensure that the board governs and guides the organization toward its mission.

  • Micro-Course 3 - Nonprofit Fund Development

    Learn the resource development process, which entails identifying, cultivating, educating, soliciting, and appreciating donors. This micro-course will address this process as well as outline some of the funding sources available other than issuing contracts or collecting fees for services.

  • Micro-Course 4 - Nonprofit Budget Essentials

    Proper management of a nonprofit organization’s funds provides a viable means to continue meeting its vision, mission, and organizational goals. A comprehensive and realistic budget helps an organization to remain transparent with staff/volunteers, board members, and donors. While the specifics of finance and budgeting are best handled by financial professionals, there are some basics of budgeting that nonprofit leaders can use to operate efficiently and knowledgably. In this course, you will review and analyze key aspects of the budget and budgeting procedure for nonprofit organizations.

  • Micro-Course 5 - Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations

    No organization can be truly successful without effective management as well as skillful and inspiring leadership. This is true for NPOs/NGOs as well as for-profit organizations. While management and leadership skills are crucial for an executive director, all NPO/NGO employees can and should develop and practice these skills. This course introduces and distinguishes between management and leadership skills as they pertain to a nonprofit organization. Each concept is applied to address organizational issues, help an organization stay true to its mission, and allow it to thrive.

Features

Foundational Knowledge

Foundational Knowledge

Grasp essential, practical knowledge to help meet your nonprofit career goals

Action Plan

Action Plan

Throughout the courses you will compile information and reflections into a comprehensive action plan

Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning

Easily consumable segments to adapt around your busy life

Awards

Professional Certificate

Professional Certificate in Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations

Availability:
  • In Stock

$475.00

How To Enroll?
  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon No Credit or CE
  • feature icon Estimated 25-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

How to enroll?

  • 1Add course to cart
  • 2Create your account
  • 3Register for course
  • 4Make payment and submit application
  • 5Start learning
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email lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu for additional assistance

Who is this for

  • Nonprofit staff who wish to move into a leadership role
  • Individuals interested in starting a nonprofit
  • Those transitioning from private sector to nonprofit sector