Nonprofit Professional Training

At UW-Parkside, we greatly value the continued service of nonprofit organizations in our local communities. We are here to support your training and growth as a nonprofit professional with quality and affordable development opportunities. Featuring workshops, certificate programs, and a bi-annual conference, view our offerings today!

Available Trainings

Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Type: Online, Self-Paced
  • Start Date: Open Enrollment
  • End Date: 12 Months to Complete
  • Cost: $699
  • Credits: 4.4 IACET CEUs, 35 HRCI Credits, 44 SHRM PDCs, 23 CFRE Points
  • Includes: Certificate, Badge

This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations. Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you practice effective decision making in a nonprofit setting. After completing all the courses, learners will engage in a simulation meant to test the concepts covered in the courseware. Some courses in this certificate award CFRE credits.


  • Mobile-friendly
  • Audio-enabled
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Real-world case studies
  • Fully accessible
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Expert-supported
  • Video content

(This course is powered by MindEdge) 

Courses Included in this Certificate

  • Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization
  • How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement
  • Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization
  • Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development
  • Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Introduction to Grant Writing
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management
  • Social Media for Nonprofits
  • Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations


"This was a wonderful learning experience, and it has really given me great insight on the non-profit budgeting process. I been working for a non-profit for over 5 years, and I am starting to move up in management. I know that budgeting management is going to propel me to the next stage of management, and I feel the content and exercises in this course have given me a great knowledge base. I feel more confident moving forward and am optimistic about my future career path." 

"Though I have worked with nonprofit budgets for several years, I knew that there were many gaps in my knowledge and understanding that could be filled. This class solidified many already-known concepts, provided clarity in others, and gave me new strategies to implement." 

What are the minimum technical requirements?

  • Any modern Office suite: Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice
  • The latest Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader ( free download available at https://get.adobe.com/reader/ )

Web Browser:

  • An updated version of one of the major modern browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 11
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled

Reliable internet connection:

  • Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.

Note: Some courses may have additional hardware and/or software requirements. Any additional requirements will be listed in the course description and course syllabus.

What is your refund policy?
You may request a refund up to 7 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed.

How do I contact technical support?
To report technical issues please email us at support@mindedge.com, or use our contact form below.

What are badges?
We now issue Badges, an online standard to recognize and verify learning, for more than 100 courses and simulations offered here online.

Badges allow students and professionals to publicly share their skills, knowledge, and accomplishments online, which may help with future career and education opportunities. Learners can manage and share badges across the web from their Badgr. (You can set up a free Badgr at https://badgr.com/.)

Learners who successfully complete their course or simulation will earn Badges. They can share their credentials online through social media and display them on resumes and transcripts.


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