Certificate Programs

Our Certificates

NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

A disciplined view of self, the organizations in which you operate, and the Texas Nonprofit Sector.

EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING

Key competencies required to be a self-aware, confident, reflective, ethical fundraising professional.

NONPROFIT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Tools, frameworks, and concepts necessary for effective nonprofit financial management.

Volunteer Engagement

Learn key steps in the volunteer management process and develop skills and techniques useful to any organizational leader.

GRANT WRITING

An intensive, hands-on opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment..

Years of Service

Graduates

Certificate Courses

The Center for Nonprofit Studies

 

(CNS) offers several Certificates in critical areas of nonprofit practice: Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Effective Fundraising, Nonprofit Financial Management, Volunteer Management, and Grant Writing.

We recognize many nonprofit practitioners and volunteer leaders come to their work through passion, rather than by way of a formal education that has taught individuals how to effectively lead, manage, and manifest their passion.

Participants receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that may be applied toward their disciplines’ professional development credits.

All Certificates are eligible for AmeriCorps education award funds and Hazlewood Act tuition exemption programs.

CNS is looking to bridge this educational gap for those working within the Central Texas nonprofit sector and beyond. Our Certificates offer a systematic and comprehensive approach to learning, which focuses on participants becoming more self-aware, confident, and reflective leaders. Our Certificates offer a systematic and comprehensive approach to learning, which focuses on participants becoming more self-aware, confident, and reflective leaders. Further, we aim to strengthen their sense of professionalism, commitment and passion as they continue to grow their responsibility and authority within the nonprofit sector..

Our Certificate faculty are impassioned experts with extensive experience in their specific areas of practice. Each is an ardent advocate of the effective nonprofit principles and practices, and seek to impart this knowledge to all Certificate participants.

 

Testimonials

Join the Community

“I’m honored to announce I recently earned my Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Austin Community College. Thanks to the Gazelle Foundation Board of Directors for the opportunity to learn new ideas and expand my skills. I’m looking forward to translating those tools into positive change and more #cleanwater for #burundi.

Thankful also for Barry Silverberg and many others for the collaborative, interactive learning environment that will help me build a lasting network of peers. Onward with the power to achieve change.”

Courtney Waldren

Executive Director, Gazelle Foundation

“This class [Nonprofit Financial Management] gave me a deeper and broader knowledge of our complex financials to lead and work more closely and more effectively with my CFO, the Finance Committee, and the Board.”

David C. Smith

CEO, United Way

“Best class [Grant Writing] I have ever taken! It made something scary fun & gave me confidence.”

Veronique Medrano

Veronique Unlimited, LLC

“I highly recommend the CNLM [Nonprofit Leadership and Management] program. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and grow into a great leader in your community.”

Mark Turk

Executive Director/Founder, Beyond the Grade

“Should be required course [Volunteer Management] for all volunteer coordinators and managers.”

Staff Member

El Buen Samaritano