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Nonprofit Administration Certificates

Wright State University offers three nonprofit certificates: one for undergraduate students, one for graduate students, and one for working professionals with at least three years’ experience in the field. WSU is the only university in Ohio to offer these certificates which enable students to become Certified Nonprofit Professionals through the sponsorship of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA).

NLA is a national organization that collaborates with affiliated college/university programs and nonprofit agencies in recruiting, preparing, and placing students in meaningful careers. Participation in the NLA-sponsored program builds on and enhances a student’s chosen major course of study and provides the tools required to achieve success in the field of nonprofit management. The nonprofit certificate program also enables students to learn and apply leadership skills in these settings by combining coursework with hands-on experiences such as internships, volunteer opportunities, NLA Student Association leadership activities, and professional development workshops.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration  
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Tuition Fee: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

The Wright State Nonprofit Administration Certificate program, in concert with NLA, enables students to learn and apply leadership skills in nonprofit settings by combining coursework with hands-on experiences, such as internships, volunteer opportunities, NLA Student Association leadership activities, and professional development workshops. It also enables students to make a difference through education and training in various skill areas, including:

  • Board and Committee Development
  • Fundraising Principles
  • Human Resource Development and Supervision
  • Volunteer Management
  • General Nonprofit Administration/Management
  • Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Risk Management
  • Public Relations and Nonprofit Marketing

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Courses

  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Fundraising and Grant Writing 
  • Nonprofit Internship
  • Managing Volunteer Organizations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Issues in Nonprofit Administration
  • Community Development: Principles and Practice

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