Nonprofit Management

Certificate Program

The Online Nonprofit Management Certificate Program is a joint campus program developed and implemented by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CPP) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) under the advisement of nonprofit industry leaders. It is designed to prepare professionals who are currently serving in nonprofit organizations; as well as individuals in other sectors who are looking to transition into the nonprofit sector and develop leadership and management skills with a series of online nonprofit management courses. Core competencies in nonprofit leadership and management will be taught through experience and case studies from the instructors to enhance participants’ understanding of the learning material. The entire program consists of five 20-hour online courses.

  • Current nonprofit professionals
  • Individuals from other sectors looking to transition to the nonprofit sector
  • Those who want to start a nonprofit
  • Board members, donors, and volunteers for a nonprofit organization
  • Classes are held online
  • Program focuses on the analytical and management skills needed for tasks and challenges in the nonprofit sector
  • Upon successful completion of the Online Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, participants will achieve competencies in line with mid-level managers and executive leaders in the nonprofit sector
  • Overview of the Nonprofit Sector and Its Effect
  • Governance and Innovative Leadership for the Non-Profit Sector
  • Financial Management, Analysis and Budgeting
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Fundraising
  • Resource Planning, Management and Marketing
  • Management of the Human Resource and the Volunteer Workforce
  • Complete all modules in the program (meet participation requirements for all weekly topics and pass all quizzes):
    • Effective Capacity Building in Nonprofit Organizations
    • Managing Human Resources in a Nonprofit Organization
    • Marketing a Nonprofit Organization
    • Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
    • Fundraising and Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations