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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Further your education and assume a nonprofit leadership.

The nonprofit sector is a major player in addressing a wide array of current issues, including the advocacy of vulnerable populations and causes. To facilitate even more positive change through your work, earn your nonprofit management certificate online.

Through UCF Online’s nonprofit management certificate program, you’ll gain graduate-level knowledge in areas such as resources development, strategic planning, volunteerism and program evaluation. These skills will allow you to create a more substantial impact, advance your career and find innovative solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.

This program is designed for those currently working in the nonprofit sector or those in organizations that partner with the nonprofit sector. Get started today and earn your certificate in nonprofit management.

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Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Volunteerism in Nonprofit Management

Volunteer development in nonprofit organizations, including board selection, development and leadership, volunteer recruitment, training, retention and theories of motivation, leadership, ethical issues.

Synthesis of best practices and research literature in nonprofit organization management. Instruction method is simulation where students act as nonprofit organization Board Members developing policies and procedures.

Ethical competence in public service leadership in the nonprofit sector, ethical decision making, creation of a culture of ethics through leadership, stewardship, and governance.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Apply your professional knowledge with diverse individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Articulate a clear and compelling vision while advocating for improving the lives of others
  • Engage staff, volunteers and others in meaningful ways to help build community relationships and reach goals

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • board member
  • community leader
  • fundraiser
  • grant writer
  • nonprofit coordinator
  • nonprofit manager
  • public sector administrator