30 Credits | 1 Year
Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice and On Site. Select courses available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your campus for specifics.
Career Cluster: Business Management
Explore. Develop. Coordinate. Manage. In the Nonprofit Professional program, you have the option to complete all the classes in one semester or take one class at a time. The Nonprofit Professional technical diploma addresses strategies for meeting the challenges of running Board meetings, raising funds through grants and events, managing and controlling budgets, strategic planning, and communication and conflict resolution strategies.
As a student in the Nonprofit Professional embedded technical diploma program, you will explore the role of nonprofit organizations, develop volunteer and board relationships, explore grant and fundraising strategies, learn how to manage and control budgets and communicate effectively. Graduates of this program can find employment with assisted living centers, hospice and home care agencies, hospitals, YMCAs, childcare programs, domestic abuse and homeless shelters and many more nonprofit organizations, both locally and nationally.
Nonprofit Professional graduates will be able to:
- Cultivate professional relationships to build community, board and volunteer resources
- Select appropriate communication strategy to fit the situation
- Explore the principles and concepts of nonprofit leadership
- Examine various grant and fundraising strategies commonly used in the nonprofit sector
- Plan, organize and evaluate nonprofit organizations based on its mission, vision and goals
The flexible delivery formats of Nonprofit Professional allows you to juggle your busy personal life while taking your classes.
Online delivery options.
Jobs in high demand.
Nonprofit Professional classes are offered on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Hayward, Ladysmith, Rice Lake, Superior) and Online. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction.
Build to an Associate Degree
In less than a year, earn your Nonprofit Professional technical diploma, which is a pathway into the Nonprofit Leadership associate degree.
Acquire Real-Life Experience
In addition to the real-life, in-class experiences, students will participate in a hands-on field experience to practice the tasks and duties typically performed in a nonprofit organization.
Interactive Online Learning
Northwood Tech’s interactive online learning environment is a unique virtual learning experience. You’ll have instructor-prepared videos to help guide your learning, and you’ll participate with classmates in discussion to enhance your learning, all in the virtual world.
The Nonprofit Professional program is focused on enhancing leadership skills of both formal employees and a volunteer workforce, organizing fundraising events, and implementing marketing activities to meet organizational goals.
Nonprofit Professional is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Nonprofit Professional student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
You could take this first and get a credential.
This is the program you’re looking at.
Continue your education to earn an associate degree.
Continue your education to earn your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
30 Credits | 1 Year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Nonprofit Professional Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn the Nonprofit Essentials pathway certificate and the Nonprofit Professional technical diploma. Continue your education at Northwood Tech into the Nonprofit Leadership associate degree.