Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations
Graduate Certificate

Explore Nonprofit Business Strategies

SNHU's graduate certificate in Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations can help prepare you to manage a diverse range of nonprofit organizations. Learn how to lead organizational change, transform organizations, initiate and implement strategic planning, develop means of financial support, employ sound budgeting practices, and utilize effective marketing strategies.

Develop Effective Leadership Skills

Gain the management and leadership skills you need to excel with the Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations graduate certificate. Learn how to:

  • Improve organizational performance and efficiency through participative management and cooperative decision-making.
  • Employ contemporary leadership practices to create effective teams and cultures.
  • Lead organizational change to develop and transform nonprofit organizations.
  • Utilize strategic planning and organizational development to assist an organization in fulfilling its mission.
  • Identify and develop sources of financial support.
  • Develop and modify budgets that reflect changing economic conditions.
  • Create a marketing plan and apply appropriate marketing practices for nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Careers Are Expanding

The increasing demand for professionals with advanced education specific to the needs of nonprofit organizations will increase your value in the marketplace. High-performing nonprofit executives with a range of business skills and a passion for nonprofit work are highly sought after.

Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations Required Courses

MKT-500: Marketing Strategies
This course is a study of the activity by which organizations discover consumer and other organizations' needs and wants, and then provide satisfaction through a mutually beneficial relationship. Students will explore the topics of selecting a target market, conducting marketing research, and designing product, price, promotional, and distribution strategies through the development of a marketing plan.
MKT-660: Marketing Strategies for Not-For-Profit Organizations
Students in this course apply marketing concepts and practices to not-for-profit organizations. This course also explores sources of financial support and strategies for their development.
OL-500: Human Behavior in Organizations
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
OL-663: Leading Change
This course focuses on transforming organizations by introducing Kotter's eight processes by which leaders effect change. Because organizations, leaders, and employees differ, various techniques and strategies are examined. The course integrates Kotter's processes for leading change, organizational development and transformation theory and practice, and analysis of an organization which has effected systematic change. The use of work teams as a key change factor will have special emphasis.
OL-665: Leading/Managing Not-For-Profit Orgs
This course is a study of planning, budgeting, control and other management activities in the context of the not-for-profit institution.
OL-670: Organizational Leadership
This course combines theory and practice by encouraging students to learn traditional and contemporary leadership theories and apply them to the analysis of the behavior of business managers, entrepreneurs and other recognized individuals. This course includes readings, cases, exercises and numerous examples of effective leadership models. Areas covered include the societal evolution of leadership; the leadership roles of strategy, vision and transformational change; the development of leaders; the leadership responsibilities of creating effective teams, organizations and cultures; the exploration of different leadership styles; and current popular approaches to leadership theory.
OL-500 or HOS-550

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