15 Credits | Less than 1 Year
Explore. Develop. Coordinate. Manage. With the Nonprofit Essentials pathway certificate, you can complete all the classes in one semester or take one class at a time. Nonprofit Essentials addresses strategies for meeting the challenges of running Board meetings, raising funds through grants and events, and managing volunteers.
As a student in the Nonprofit Essentials career pathway program, you will explore the role of nonprofit organizations, develop volunteer and Board relationships and coordinate grant and fundraising strategies. Graduates of this certificate can find work with assisted living centers, hospice and home care agencies, childcare programs, domestic abuse and homeless shelters and many more nonprofit organizations, both locally and nationally.
Nonprofit Essentials graduates will be able to:
- Explore the principles and concepts of nonprofit leadership
- Examine various grant and fundraising strategies commonly used in the nonprofit sector
- Plan, organize and evaluate non-profit organizations based on its mission, vision and goals
The online delivery format of the Nonprofit Essentials career pathway program allows you to juggle your busy personal life while taking your classes.
Online Delivery Option.
Jobs in high demand.
Nonprofit Essentials classes are offered on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior). Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online instruction.
Complete in One Semester
All of the classes are offered each semester. This allows you to finish the program in just one semester or you can take your time over several semesters. It’s your choice.
Acquire Real-Life Experience
In addition to the real-life, in-class experiences, you 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 environments 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 Essentials pathway certificate 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.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Continue your education to obtain a one-year technical diploma.
Earn your associate degree.
Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Estimated Total Program Costs 2021-22*
15 Credits | Less than 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 Essentials Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Nonprofit Essentials pathway certificate.