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Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations

Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

If you work at a nonprofit organization, you know you need a strategy to find the people who care about what you do and want to lend their support. This program gives you the administrative knowledge you need to manage the organization and the specific skills necessary to secure grants, build and manage fundraising campaigns, and work with board leadership.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Part-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online, Global Campus
Program Length: 1 year
Credit Hours: 18

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

These are challenging times for nonprofits. Gain the skills to craft a cohesive fundraising strategy in our one-year program.

Over six online classes, you'll explore strategic planning, fiscal management, and leadership. You'll learn how to:

  • Manage nonprofit organizations.
  • Build robust volunteer programs.
  • Write successful grants.
  • Manage campaigns.

Above all, you'll learn how to connect motivated donors with your organization's mission. And cultivate the relationships that turn them from potential supporters to committed ones.

Program Highlights

The Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations graduate certificate will sharpen your personal brand as you pursue your career goals.

  • Philanthropy is done person-to-person. This certificate will strengthen your speaking and writing skills.
  • Learn where you live. All classes for this eight-week program are taught online.
  • Apply your credits toward a master's degree in philanthropy and fundraising from CMU.

Careers & Outcomes

Are you a manager or administrator who wants the confidence and skills to not just make an ask but craft a strategy? This graduate certificate is for you.

Career Projected Salary
Fundraising/Development Specialist $39,971
Grants Manager/Administrator $50,574
Fundraising Manager $55,410
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