About our Certificates

Certificates of Completion in Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit organizations serve the interests of the community. They comprise an increasingly significant portion of the American economy as an essential element in American civic life, spanning fields as diverse as health care, education, human services, environmental management, criminal justice, and the arts.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program provides accessible, relevant and cost-effective management training, filling a well-recognized gap in the nonprofit sector. Topics include board development, financial management, grant writing and integrated marketing communications. Students may take individual courses or take all seven to earn either the Fundamental Management Skills Certificate or the Nonprofit Leadership and Strategic Management Certificate. Courses provide a stimulating and supportive climate for exploring the pressing issues facing current and future nonprofit leaders.

The Certificate of Completion in Fundamental Management Skills provides students with the managerial and analytical tools needed to help prepare them for leadership positions in nonprofit entities.

The Certificate of Completion in Nonprofit Leadership & Strategic Management provides current and future leaders with the strategic leadership skills needed to address both persistent and emerging challenges in the sector.

All courses are ten hours long, and will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., with an hour for lunch.


Spring 2017 Course Schedules

Certificate of Completion in Fundamental Management Skills

Certificate of Completion in Nonprofit Leadership and Strategic Management

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Join us for one of our upcoming information sessions.

All in-person information sessions will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, at SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103

To see a list of dates and to RSVP, visit https://cel.sfsu.edu/nonprofit/events


For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Shea, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Director, Public Administration

Director, Nonprofit Management Certificate of Completion Program

San Francisco State University

835 Market Street, Suite 679B

San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: 415/817 - 4462