Certificate for Practitioners
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Thank you for all the applications submitted! We look forward to the third annual course starting this September! If you are interested in attending next year’s program, watch for details late spring, 2024. We would love to have you join us!
If you would like more information about the program or other offerings through MWNN, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Feedback from our 2022 Graduates
“I have now participated in a number of professional development opportunities that covered a wide range of aspects of nonprofit management. They have been valuable and have served me well. This course went more in-depth into some of those areas than others and reinforced for me what I have known for some time: I am a nonprofit generalist. I know enough about many things, but am not really an expert in any one thing. Particularly as the ED of a small org, you have to know (or you learn quickly!) a bit about all aspects of organizational management.”
“This class has provided me with so many opportunities and has opened my eyes and mind to possibilities.”
“I loved it! I had no idea how deep the topics would go and the entire course provoked a lot of thought – especially around using the logic model and talking about diversity.”
“One of the best professional development courses I’ve taken so far! I would recommend it to anyone working in the nonprofit sector.”
Thank you for your interest in applying for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management for Practitioners course.
Deadline for submission: July 14, 2023
Participants will be notified: August 1, 2023
Tuition is due: August 31, 2023
The first class: September 8, 2023
The class will be capped at thirty (30) participants. In-person sessions will be held at Edwards Church Education Center (Open Spirit), 39 Edwards St. Framingham, Ma. 01701
Participants must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted upon prior approval of the instructor. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to discuss this further.
This application intends to learn about your background and goals as well as to have an understanding of the nonprofit you represent or one you hope to represent. All questions in this application are required. Please answer each to the best of your ability.
This course is designed for individuals who are interested in furthering their knowledge and skills as leaders in the nonprofit sector. MWNN is committed to supporting the professional development of next-generation leaders, those with diverse life experiences and intersectional identities, mid-level nonprofit managers aspiring to leadership positions, and those seeking to change careers and enter the nonprofit sector. Faculty members are practitioners in the field who bring lived experience as well as expertise.
Tuition for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management for Practitioners is $1,875.00. Partial or full scholarships may be available for qualified candidates. The course consists of twelve (12) sessions and forty-five (45) classroom hours.
Technical requirements: We will be using ZOOM version 5.13. Please be sure to update your version if necessary. We will also be using Google Drive; a laptop or computer is required.
This program has been approved for three (3) graduate credits (for purchase) upon successful completion of the program and all assignments through Framingham State University. To learn more about how to apply for graduate-level credits, contact Phogard@framingham.edu. (Director, Office of Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development.)
Skill-based, practitioner-taught sessions will focus on Nonprofit Fundamentals, Managing Organizations and People, Diversity and Equity, Finances, Fundraising, Communication, Marketing, Data, and Evaluation. The class format will include lectures, interactive group work, panel presentations, and class discussions. In-person classes will be held in Framingham. The course syllabus is available upon request.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-377-3998. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of 2023!
This Course is Designed For
Individuals with diverse identities and lived experience who are interested in furthering their knowledge and skills as nonprofit leaders, aspiring and emerging leaders, mid-level nonprofit managers, and individuals seeking to change careers and enter the nonprofit sector. MWNN is committed to supporting the professional development of next-generation leaders and is particularly interested in providing pathways for emerging leaders of color, mid-level nonprofit managers, and those who are seeking to change careers and enter the nonprofit sector. Faculty members are practitioners in the field who bring lived experience as well as expertise. Syllabus is available upon request.
You will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and networking opportunities needed to progress in nonprofit leadership development. You will be awarded a Certificate in Nonprofit Management for Practitioners through MetroWest Nonprofit Network (MWNN) and Framingham State University (FSU). This course has been approved for three (3) graduate-level credits, which may be purchased, upon successful completion of the program and all assignments, through Framingham State University. (Office of Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development.)
Please consider supporting the MetroWest Nonprofit Network Certificate Sponsorship program. MWNN is committed to encouraging applications from those whose identities and lived experiences reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Your contribution will make it possible for MWNN to offer full and partial sponsorships to candidates who may experience tuition as a barrier to participation. Thank you!