Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Our renowned 72-hour series helps nonprofit leaders gain and refine the essential skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. The certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in the core competencies of nonprofit management. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers.
The program combines the best of face-to-face learning with ongoing discussion via online learning portals. To learn more about the program or to join our mailing list, please contact Kate Jellema at email@example.com or (802) 451-7510.
Venues and Dates
Classes meet on Fridays, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, for ten Fridays in a semester. Class size is limited to 24 participants at each location.
The Winter 2013 series is taking place in Barre at Vermont History Center and in Brattleboro at Marlboro College Graduate School. You can view the full winter schedule here.
To best serve the region, the certificate course is offered in two different towns each semester. In Fall 2013 we will offer the series in Bennington and Morrisville; this course will run on Fridays from early-September through November. To join the waitlist for the fall semester, click here.
Official registration typically opens 4-6 weeks before the opening day. To keep abreast of all relevant dates and registration information, please subscribe to the Red Clover, our e-newsletter. If you have any questions please contact Kate Jellema by email or phone at (802) 451-7510.
Networking with community partners was priceless.
Sandra L. Clark, Brattleboro Housing Authority
Registration for the Winter 2013 series in Barre and Brattleboro is now open. You may complete the two-part registration process here. The Early Decision Application deadline is January 14, 2013. The final Application deadline is the Monday prior to the first session: 1/28/13 for Brattleboro and 2/4/13 for Barre.
If this is not the right time for you but you would like to hold a space in a future class, please join our wait list.
I found the certificate course enormously helpful. I'm a newcomer to the nonprofit world, and every class brought immediately applicable information. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Rebecca Harris, Executive Director, Contoocook Valley Transportation Co.
Students in the Nonprofit Management Program are active practitioners and leaders in Northern New England's vibrant nonprofit community. Learning takes place in our day-long, face-to-face intensives, and continues outside of class in our online portals.
The Certificate course is designed for busy professionals. Most of our students work full-time, many as nonprofit executive directors. To be successful in this class, students must reserve ten Fridays for the face-to-face workshops at the heart of the program. Students also commit to completing a short reading and participating in an online discussion forum each week. The guideline for homework is "1+1": one hour of preparation for each workshop.
Students can miss two workshops and still successfully complete the certificate course. Excused absences may be made up the following semester, space permitting.
Students who wish to apply learning from the Certificate program to a real-world project can enroll in NPM601: The Practicum in Nonprofit Management. Upon successful completion of the Practicum course, students receive 3 graduate credits issued by the Marlboro College Graduate School. These credits can be transferred into Marlboro's MS in Managing Mission Driven Organizations.
Students can enroll in the Practicum concurrently with the certificate program, or in any subsequent semester. The practicum is a guided independent study that challenges students to take the certificate learning to a deeper level by applying the concepts and techniques to a real nonprofit organization. Past projects include everything from designing a Facebook presence for a social service organization to performing a cost-benefit analysis on a daycare program, from developing the agenda for a critical board retreat at an independent school to reimagining the annual fund campaign at a museum. Practicum students complete projects that improve their organizations in exciting and demonstrable ways.
Students in NPM601 Nonprofit Management Practicum will be charged at the regular 3-credit course total of $1860, but will be credited back the $1400 already invested in the certificate. You can apply for graduate credit by selecting NPM601 on the application form.
If you are interested in exploring the for-credit option, please contact Kate Jellema by email or phone at (802) 451-7510.
To find out more about the Certificate in Nonprofit Management, please email program director Kate Jellema at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach her at (802) 451-7510. To receive regular updates from the program, please subscribe to the Red Clover, our e-newsletter.