Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Leadership, and Innovation

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 15

Program Description

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Leadership, and Innovation (CNMLI) prepares students to successfully lead and manage nonprofit organizations. The CNMLI’s primary mission is to prepare a cohort of technically proficient, ethical and competent leaders that help improve the sustainability and effectiveness of local, state, and, national nonprofit organizations. Students will gain an understanding of the broad questions and issues facing the nonprofit sector as well as the practical managerial and administrative techniques necessary for success.

Specifically, students will understand:

  • The role of the nonprofit sector in a democratic society.
  • The diverse roles of philanthropic institutions in the political, social, and economic environment.
  • The financial realities of nonprofits and the importance of accountability and ethical questions facing nonprofit organizations.
  • The legal framework of nonprofit organizations.
  • The critical issues related to board governance, strategic planning, fundraising, and financial management.

Admissions Information

Applicants seeking admission to the CNMLI as a standalone credential must have the following:

  1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in a college accredited by proper regional accrediting association.
  2. A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work.
  3. College of Graduate Studies application (online)
  4. A current resume detailing relevant work experience.
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic or employment experience.
  6. Statement of career goals and objectives.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (naces.org)

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges