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Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is designed to allow students to pursue graduate-level advanced studies in the subject area of nonprofit leadership, to manage a nonprofit organization, plan and implement fundraising initiatives, market and brand a nonprofit organization, effect organizational change, and create a mission and strategies that focus on creating beneficial social impact.

This certificate is 12 credits, 6 of which must be taken at Charter Oak. All courses must be completed with a grade of B or above.

Certificate Requirements

OEL 501: Learning Community

3 cr

OEL 553: Nonprofit Management

3 cr

OEL 554: Nonprofit Resource Development & Fundraising

3 cr

OEL 655: Role of Nonprofits in Fostering Social Change

3 cr


12 cr


Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a Nonprofit Leadership certificate will be able to:

  1. assess and design learning communities, explain complexities of organizational design and structure, and construct organizational leadership strategies;
  2. develop strategies that support the advancement of an organization’s mission and formulate change strategies that support a continual changing landscape for nonprofit organizations; and
  3. apply various nonprofit fundraising principles and practices to accomplish the organization’s financial goals.

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