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Learn Non-Profit Management Online

With over 1.3 million organizations accounting for over 11 million employees, non-profit organizations make up one of the most vibrant sectors in the US economy. Managing those organizations requires a unique combination of compassion, purpose and administrative skill.

volunteers working for a non-profit organization

In this 100% online course, you will learn the fundamental principles of non-profit management. Designed for new non-profit leaders and those who wish to join the non-profit sector, key topics include managerial skills, finance and accounting, employment law, marketing, leadership, communication, budgeting, and fundraising.

Non-Profit Management FAQs

What are the duties of a non-profit manager?
Non-profit managers are responsible to see that the organization is fulfilling its stated purpose. They oversee the organization's daily operations, including staffing, service delivery, financial leadership and regulatory compliance. In smaller non-profit organizations, managers may oversee an entire operation, while managers in large non-profits often direct departments or divisions of the organization.

What job titles are associated with non-profit management
Job titles for non-profit managers usually convey their responsibilities for the organization's leadership and direction. They may include titles such as:

  • Administrator
  • Business Office Supervisor
  • Chief Executive Compliance Director
  • Corporate Giving Manager
  • Development Director
  • Executive Director
  • Foundation Director
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Grant Proposal Manager
  • Member Services Director
  • Program Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Social Services Director
  • Special Events Director
  • Volunteer Services Director

Are non-profit managers licensed?
Although local or state governments may have their own requirements, non-profit managers are not generally licensed. However, they are responsible to see that their organizations meet local, state and federal requirements for business licensing and for compliance with the purpose for which they were originally chartered and granted non-profit status.

Non-Profit Management Training

Registration and Enrollment: You will have 6 months of access to this self-paced course. This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin anytime.
Prerequisites and Requirements: To enroll in this course, you should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be comfortable navigating the Internet and using email, and have an understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended).

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors and the management team
  • Develop practical managerial skills
  • Understand basic financial and accounting terms
  • Learn the basics of employment law, compliance, and regulatory requirements 
  • Understand licensing, permits, and taxes
  • Explore ways to maximize fundraising opportunities
  • Develop a successful leadership style
  • Learn the basics of the budgeting process 
  • Gain confidence and improve communication skills
  • Explore the process of negotiating
  • Develop a positive, productive leadership style that will enable you to become a quality manager
  • Understand the financial aspects of a nonprofit organization so you can better achieve your future employer's goals
  • Learn impactful communication skills that you can utilize in any setting, professional or personal


  • Nonprofit Management and Governance
  • Strategic Management in Operations
  • Financial and Accounting Management for Non-Profits
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal Issues in Operations
  • Fundraising Fundamentals
  • Organizational Leadership and Decision Making
  • Budgeting Essentials
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Negotiating Strategies

Location: Online
Tuition: $2,095.00
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Course Instructor

Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law since 1983. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member of many universities, including New York University and UC Irvine. She received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001.

Social and Community Service Managers - Employment and Education

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists Social and Community Service Managers among its fastest-growing job categories, forecasting 12% growth in demand between now and 2031. The BLS attributes this strong growth to an increasing need for services for the elderly, mental health services, and a trend that substitutes social and mental health treatment for incarceration.

Job Stats
  • Job Outlook: 12% (Much faster than average)
  • Number of Jobs, 2021: 173,700
  • Median Pay: $74,000 per year

Source: June 2023