Become a Skillful Nonprofit Leader and Make a Greater Difference
Improve your management skills to successfully lead a nonprofit organization with this in-depth eight course program from the University of San Diego (USD). Each graduate level course is designed to build critical and practical skills for nonprofit management. You will learn to:
- Increase your current management and leadership abilities in the nonprofit sector or enhance your candidacy for that management role
- Improve your ability to champion a cause and increase campaign success
- Make a positive impact on the community
- Influence all levels of government with critical and practical application of lobbying and advocacy, and gain a broad knowledge of legislative lobbying law and political system in the emphasis on Advocacy track
It takes a strong leader to run a nonprofit organization. If your passion has led you to leading a nonprofit organization you need professional training and development to support your organization’s sustainability and growth.
This program thoroughly examines what you need to know and provides you with the solid foundation you will need to lead successfully. USD PCE offers the only certificate program in the San Diego community that complements the master’s degree program in Nonprofit Leadership and Management offered through SOLES. Read through the curriculum for more information
USD's program will:
- Be taught by faculty who are accomplished and experienced USD professors and nonprofit industry practitioners
- Strengthen your application profile for the master’s program by building a foundation of knowledge taught by several of the master’s program faculty, and reduce the 4 years of work experience in the sector to only 3 years
- Provide a professional Graduate Certificate from USD for 8/9 semester units of continuing professional education credit
- Offer the flexibility to take a single course, two or
more, or the whole certificate
Who should attend: Experienced and new nonprofit sector employees, professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector, current or prospective board members, or potential or veteran volunteers will benefit from this research-based program of study.