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Not-For-Profit Management Certificate Program

The Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management is designed for the student wishing to enter or advance in a career in not-for-profit management.

Professor Darlene Rodriguez, Director

The Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management is designed for the student wishing to enter or advance in a career in not-for-profit management. It is open both to those who have an undergraduate degree and to those who choose not to seek one. Salem’s Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management is rigorous, consisting of the core management courses required for Salem’s B.A. in Not-for-Profit Management. Salem’s not-for-profit management courses emphasize practical application of concepts learned. As a result, participants develop valuable contacts with the region’s not-for-profit community.

Requirements (5 courses)

Not-for-Profit Management Core Courses:
  • NFPM 100. The Not-for-Profit Corporation

  • NFPM 250. Not-for-Profit Fundraising

  • NFPM 301. Organizational Planning & Evaluation

  • NFPM 310. Not-for-Profit Management and Governance

 Plus one of the following:
  • NFPM 170. Financial Management for Not-for-Profit Organizations 

NOTE: ACCT 120 or equivalent is a pre-requisite for NFPM 170.  ACCT 130 may not be substituted for NFPM170 in the certificate program.

  • or COMM 322. Campaign Communication

No course substitutions are permitted.  A student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the certificate program in order to receive the certificate.  Degree-seeking students should pursue the minor in not-for-profit management, not the certificate.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management program was approved by Salem College in Spring 2009, and has admitted and served students since Fall 2009. The federally-classified occupations that this program prepares completers to enter are "social and community service managers" (SOC code: 11-9151.00). The certificate consists of five courses, which are typically completed over three semesters. The total tuition rate charged to complete the program are approximately $6,970 (additional fees may apply). This calculation is based on current tuition and the typical time it takes to complete this program, assuming a student enrolled in two courses in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, plus one course in Fall 2014.) The typical costs for books and supplies are approximately $300.00 per semester for a student enrolled in two courses in a given semester.

Gainful Employment