Program Description

The Non-Profit Management Certificate is for anyone who works with or desires to work in a non-profit organization or business environment. The Non-Profit Management Certificate is particularly well suited for anyone who has recently assumed management responsibilities, anyone who is working in a non-profit organization or anyone who wants a perspective on some of the unique issues facing management of a non-profit organization.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $834
Books & Supplies: $0

Financial Aid

Not Available
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Develop basic negotiation skills that can be used in a variety of contexts
  • Identify grant opportunities
  • Obtain financing and run daily operations
  • Employ effective fundraising techniques
  • Understand operations of a business within legal requirements
  • Develop an operational plan and strategic direction necessary to achieve operational goals
  • Understand the responsibilities of a non-profit board of directors and the management team


The Non-Profit Management Certificate is a 2.5-11.2 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Budgeting And Managing Resources 0.30
Operations Management 0.30
Fundraising Fundamentals 0.30
Choose three of the following 0.01
Leading Change And Diversity 3.00
Team Building And Problem Solving 3.00
Management Principles 3.00
Oral/interpersonal Communication 3.00
Think Critically & Creatively 3.00
The Essentials Of Great Communication 0.10
Team Building 0.10
Manage Multiple Priorities 0.10
Critical Thinking 0.25
Coaching 0.10
Effective Supervision 0.10
Managing Change 0.10
Grant Research And Management 0.30
Strategic Management In Operations 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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