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.
OEL 501: Learning Community3 credits
OEL 553: Nonprofit Management3 credits
OEL 554: Nonprofit Resource Development & Fundraising3 credits
OEL 655: Role of Nonprofits in Fostering Social Change3 credits
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or international institution equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited institution, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
- Students with GPA's between 2.7 and 3.0 may apply. If accepted, grades of B or better must be achieved in the first two courses to continue the program.
- Three years of relevant work experience required, five preferred.
- One essay, 500-750 words, describing the applicant's specific career goals, objectives, motivation to pursue an advanced degree, and professional experience and/or projects.
- A professional resume
- No GREs or entrance exams required
Outcomes & Pathways
Students who complete a Nonprofit Leadership certificate will be able to:
- Assess and design learning communities, explain complexities of organizational design and structure, and construct organizational leadership strategies.
- Develop strategies that support the advancement of an organization’s mission and formulate change strategies that support a continual changing landscape for nonprofit organizations.
- Apply various nonprofit fundraising principles and practices to accomplish the organization’s financial goals.
Why Charter Oak State College?
- 100% online
- Credit for credentials
- Six (6) start dates
- Expert Faculty