Being a nonprofit leader is not just supervising employees; leading is managing change, balancing short-term and long-term goals, and communicating these goals effectively with both the board of directors and staff. The classes in this Certificate Program are designed to give participants insight into important key areas of leadership: governance, financial stability, mission impact, empowering others to succeed, and more.

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is for professionals at a senior level, those who might pursue a CEO role, or anyone looking to be an influential leader in the nonprofit sector. This track of classes is not intended for beginners, but rather for those in mid-level positions seeking leadership roles, or for current leaders looking to sharpen and hone their skills.

Required: six core workshops and two electives

Enroll in these classes on our Workshop Calendar.

Recommended prerequisite workshop:

  • Art of Leadership

Core classes (choose six):

  • Conversational Intelligence®: How Leaders' Words Make Worlds
  • Nonprofit Accounting: A Focus on Internal Controls
  • Developing a Strategic Plan that Sticks
  • Overcoming Conflict: Harnessing EQ to Build Relationships & Improve Outcomes
  • Empowering Your Board: The Importance of Fundraising
  • Developing a Dynamic Board: The Key to Nonprofit Effectiveness
  • Managing a Nonprofit: Roles and Accountabilities of the Chief Executive
  • Change Management: Preparing for the Future

Electives (choose two):

  • Investing in People: Performance Management & Evaluation
  • Basics of Program Evaluation
  • Negotiate from Strength: Maximizing Your Skills for Negotiation and Difficult Conversations
  • Dashboards: Visual Snapshots into Your Organization

Use our Workshop Calendar to register for classes in the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.

Email training@cnm.org to enroll in the program.