Chicago

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Launched in 2019, the free, two-year Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program — a joint initiative of the Office of Civic Engagement and the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice — equips early to mid-stage nonprofit professionals working on Chicago’s South Side to create, grow, and operate sustainable, effective community-based organizations. The program consists of a course led by Crown Family School faculty and an Accelerator-led workshop series.

The program is designed for nonprofit professionals seeking to advance their careers in nonprofit management through a combination of hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge, taught by practitioners in the field from major nonprofit institutions, research universities, and consulting firms.

At the completion of the certificate, participants will develop core competencies in the following areas of nonprofit work:

  • Board Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Operations
  • Program Design and Evaluation
  • Resource Development and Strategy

APPLY : To be considered for the Certificate program, individuals must have a Bachelor’s degree or 300 hours of verifiable work or volunteer experience at a nonprofit and a demonstrated commitment to Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. The Certificate program application for the 2021–2022 programming cycle is now closed. Check back here when the application opens this summer to apply.