Certificate in Nonprofit Essentials

Certificate in Nonprofit Essentials

Required Courses (10 credits)

Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations, (PB AF 355 A), 4 cr, 12907

Program and Implementation Tools for Nonprofit Organizations (PB AF 355B), 3 cr, 12908

Budget, Fin. Mgmt and Fundraising Tools of Nonprofit Organizations, (PB AF 355C), 3 cr, 12909

If you want to change the world, make a difference and help society, it is highly likely that you will work or volunteer in a nonprofit organization after your graduate. The Summer Certificate in Nonprofit Essentials will provide essential information helpful to you in any organization you get involved with. Here are the specific learning objectives:

  1. Understand the structure and scope of  the nonprofit sector, including the reasons why nonprofits emerge
  2. Determine the principal ways that nonprofits are changing
  3. Determine how nonprofits develop specific, effective strategies and programs and align those strategies with their mission
  4. Understand core principles of nonprofit management

So often employees and volunteers in nonprofit organizations are dedicated to that organization’s mission. This dedication fuels change on an individual, organizational and worldwide scale. Imagine how much more effective you can be if you have some essential information under your belt about how the organization works that you are working (or interfacing) with. By studying and experiencing the inner workings now, you can reduce organizational friction and focus on the mission which drew you in the first place.



Why Should I Take a Summer Quarter Certificate Program?

As a UW undergraduate student, you can take care of some of your general education or elective credits in a focused and concentrated way by taking a Summer Quarter Certificate Program. Strengthen your study skills while you earn a companion credential that complements your degree.

You can use the summer as an opportunity to try out or train for a potential career path. The certificate program offers an alternative to a traditional internship; all courses are generally taught by industry professionals and offer hands-on learning in the classroom. The certificate serves as a marker of professional readiness along with your bachelor’s degree.

How the Summer Quarter Certificate Programs Work

Summer Quarter Certificate Programs are open to UW matriculated undergraduates enrolled in Summer Quarter. Go to MyUW and register for all courses that make up the certificate of your choice.

Please Note: UW graduate students can enroll in Summer Quarter Certificates on a space available basis during registration period III.

  Once you have successfully completed all the certificate courses, they will appear on your transcript just like your other UW courses. You will also receive a certificate in the mail from UW Professional and Continuing Education indicating your successful completion of the program. You may list the certificate on your résumé. (Note: The certificate itself will not appear on your transcript.)

Note: These courses may not be eligible for Financial Aid. Please talk with your advisor about how the courses may/may not fulfill credits you need or contact the Financial Aid Office to review your individual situation.

Read more about how Summer Certificates help UW undergraduates meet their career goals.

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