The Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership is designed for the student wishing to enter or advance in a career in the nonprofit sector. Salem’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership is rigorous, consisting of four of the core courses required for Salem’s BA in Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership. The courses offered in the certificate program emphasize practical application of concepts learned in the classroom. As a result, participants gain exposure and develop valuable connections with the region’s nonprofit community.

Core Requirements (12 hours):

NFPM 100. Introduction to Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership (3 hrs)

NFPM 250. Fundraising and Resource Development (3 hrs)

NFPM 301. Strategic Thinking and Planning (3 hrs)

NFPM 310. Nonprofit Leadership and Governance (3 hrs)

Select two electives from the following courses: (6 hrs)

ACCT 120. Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hrs)

NFPM 140. Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)

NFPM 160. International Nongovernmental Organizations (3 hrs)

NFPM 180. Volunteer Management and Engagement (3 hrs)  

NFPM 225. Event Planning and Management (3 hrs)  

NFPM 230. Program Development and Grant Proposal Writing (3 hrs)  

NFPM 235. Strategic Communication and Marketing (3 hrs)

NFPM 245. Organizational and Program Evaluation (3 hrs)

NFPM 280. Topics in Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership (3 hrs)

 

No course substitutions are permitted. A student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the certificate program in order to receive the certificate. Degree-seeking students should pursue the minor in Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership, not the certificate.