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Program Overview

The Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management (CFM) is a comprehensive and systematic learning opportunity, covering the tools, frameworks and concepts necessary for effective nonprofit financial management.

Current financial management staff seeking further education or a refresher

Aspiring professionals seeking competence and professional opportunities in this area

Program staff seeking understanding of this critical organizational function

Individuals looking to make a career change and wanting a comprehensive and systematic way to acquire the competencies needed to be an effective nonprofit financial manager

Volunteer leaders seeking greater understanding of the financial management function


This Certificate builds on the success of Center for Nonprofits’ other Certificates in Nonprofit Leadership & Management, Grant Writing and Effective Fundraising, with their combined alumni of about 1000 individuals.

The curricula is based upon conversations with nonprofit financial management practitioners and a review of professional literature.

Upon completion, participants will earn 4.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Austin Community College. These may be eligible for use in meeting professional certification requirements.

Early Bird Pricing

  • $1,250*

Standard Pricing

  • $1500*

*Eligible for AmeriCorps education award funds and Hazlewood Act tuition exemption program


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