Certificate Programs

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

Program fast facts

DURATION 6 Fridays beginning October 30, 2015
TIME 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
TUITION $2,800 – non members
$2,100 – members

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The highly regarded Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is uniquely designed to maximize both the industry expertise of CNM Connect and the academic reputation and quality standards of Southern Methodist University to give nonprofit leaders the opportunity to explore their leadership style and strengths while exploring practical ways to more effectively achieve their organization’s mission.

This six-week certificate program covers industry best practices and includes these topics:

  • Identifying your leadership style and building on strengths
  • Fostering trust and making effective decisions
  • Managing change and creating a culture of commitment
  • Developing successful marketing and fundraising strategies
  • Building effective boards


Experienced Instructors

All courses are taught by instructors with extensive backgrounds in leadership development. Each instructor has an advanced academic degree, with demonstrated experience and accomplishments in his or her field. 

Course Requirements

Participants should have at least five years of nonprofit work experience and have held CEO and/or executive position(s) at a nonprofit agency for a minimum of two years, either as a paid staff member or as a volunteer. Executive Directors are welcome to identify an up and coming leader with the requisite years of experience as a candidate for the program. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Fees & Application

  • $2,100 Center for Nonprofit Management members
  • $2,800 Non-members

Registration includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch (full day program only).

Please send an email to education@cnmconnect.org for specific questions regarding the program.