Certificate in Nonprofit Management for Practitioners Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management for Practitioners course.

Deadline for submission: July 1, 2022
Participants will be notified: August 1, 2022
Tuition is due: August 31, 2022
The first class: September 9, 2022

The class will be capped at thirty (30) participants.
In-person sessions will be held at Edwards Church Education Center, 39 Edwards St.. Framingham, Ma

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 across@metrowestnonprofit.org if you would like to discuss this further.

The intent of this application is 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 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.

Tuition for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management for Practitioners is $1,800.00. Partial or full scholarships may be available for qualified candidates. The course consists of twelve (12) sessions, forty-five (45) classroom hours. 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 the graduate-level credits, contact Phogard@framingham.edu. (Director, Office of Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development.)

The dates for the twelve (12) sessions are:

  • Sep 9 In-person 9:00AM-1:00PM
  • Sep 16 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Sep 23 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Sep 30 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Oct 7 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Oct 14 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Oct 21 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Oct 28 In-person 9:00AM-1:00PM
  • Nov 4 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Nov 18 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Dec 2 Zoom 8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Dec 9 In-person 8:30AM-12:30PM

Skill-based, practitioner taught, on-line sessions will focus on: Nonprofit Fundamentals, Organization and People, Finances and Fundraising, Communications and Evaluation and Impact. The format will open with a lecture, followed by a session for Q&A, panel discussion or instructor led discussion on practical application followed by project group work. In-person classes will be held in Framingham. Location to be determined. In-person sessions will remain fluid depending on COVID guidance. Protocols for in-person sessions will follow CDC guidance for masking in Middlesex county at the time of the session. Course Syllabus available upon request.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Please contact across@metrowestnonprofit.org or call 508-377-3998. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of 2022!