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Principles of Leading Transformational Nonprofits

Principles of Leading Transformational Nonprofits is the first eight-week online course in all of the Nonprofit Executive Certificate programs. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of nonprofit management and leadership as you explore a number of key topics, including budgeting and finance, nonprofit advocacy and more. The more you develop the business acumen to succeed in serving these organizations, the better prepared you’ll be to lead positive, transformational social change.


Nonprofit Business Administration

Learn how to navigate the nonprofit environment from some of today’s most successful nonprofit leaders. In the Nonprofit Business Administration course, an array of important nonprofit considerations are examined, such as establishing an effective nonprofit narrative, becoming a social entrepreneur, validating best practices and quality assurance, understanding the importance of research in the nonprofit sector, and managing effective communications and media relations.


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Leading Nonprofit Boards

Leading Nonprofit Boards expands upon the history of philanthropy and the fundamentals of board governance first introduced in the Principles of Leading Transformational Nonprofits course. This course concentrates on further developing your understanding of board development, management roles, strategic issues and the responsibilities of nonprofit board members. You’ll learn what it means to effectively manage the important relationship between an organization’s executive members and board members.


Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

Legal Issues in Human Resource Management examines how legal requirements affect employment-related decision making and practices. Some of the important topics you’ll explore include discrimination law, labor law, contract law, The Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the principle of respondeat superior. This course provides a strong focus on critical issues for nonprofit professionals working in a human resources role, as well as those who serve in other positions but have occasional HR responsibilities. It is also valuable for nonprofit employees more broadly, as it can prepare anyone working in this sector to help protect their nonprofit from legal conflicts.