Nonprofit Management Certificate Program

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Course Outline

This is a self-paced, asynchronous course. There are a total of 10 modules, all of which are completely online. This course uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas. Participants will access all course materials through Canvas and complete any activities through Canvas. All module assignments are due within 6 months from the day of registration. It is estimated that it will take approximately 2- 2 1/2 hour(s) to complete each entire module. 

Canvas access will end when a participant has completed the 10 course modules, or at 6 months from registration. 

Participants who successfully complete all 10 modules will receive Temple University Harrisburg’s Nonprofit Management Certificate. All assignments require a minimum grade of 80% or higher to pass. To obtain the certificate, attempts to re-submit assignments for at least an 80% passing grade will be coordinated by the instructor and the participant.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Apply a basic understanding of the nature and character of non-profit organizations to your organizational context

  2. Apply critical skills of analysis regarding organizational problems, planning, program development, and implementation

  3. Explain and employ the various approaches to non-profit organizations, both organizationally and managerially by identifying basic management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling and representing

  4. Develop and implement strategies for concepts of organizational power, decision-making, motivation, and leadership

  5. Assess your interpersonal relationships and leadership practice skills

  6. Analyze the role of supervision, staff development, and training within the context of non-profit values and ethics

  7. Recognize the relevance of cultural humility and ethical practice

  8. Identify the significance of resource development, marketing and communications to a healthy organization

  9. Recognize the critical nature of fiscal management and accountability

  10. Describe the necessity of advocacy and public policy on the non-profit organizational environment

Social Work Continuing Education

The complete certificate program has been approved for 20 continuing education hours, by Temple University Harrisburg. Temple University Harrisburg is a pre-approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.  These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LPC biennial license renewal. 

Certificates of attendance documenting continuing education hours or units will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg. 

Course Requirements

Required Textbook for Purchase:
Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals 2nd Edition


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Technology Requirements

This is a self-paced course. Participants are expected to possess a basic level of technical competency and comfort level to be successful in the program. A computer with an Internet connection to access material through our learning management system (LMS) is required. You must also have the ability to respond to TUH staff and faculty using our learning management system, called Canvas. All students that are enrolled in our courses must understand basic computing skills sufficient to complete course work. These skills include word processing, copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files, word count, attaching files to email, searching topics online, and using your computer’s browser. Instructors do not provide computer support or training.


Jennifer Donahue
Jennifer Donahue

Program Manager