Helzberg School of Management – Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

You Want to Make a Difference with Nonprofit Management. We Do Too.

The Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University proudly prepares nonprofit leaders to make a positive difference in their organizations, our community and the world. Whether you aspire to ignite your passion into a profession or take your budding career to the next level, our Nonprofit Leadership Certificate will get you there.

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate: Who Should Apply?

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate is designed for busy professionals who work in or with the nonprofit sector, including staff, program administrators, directors, board members and those interested in pursuing jobs at nonprofit organizations.

Certificate Program Benefits

Upon completion of the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector
  • Develop critical competencies in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, nonprofit marketing and sustainability
  • Leverage your knowledge of best practices in the areas of prospect research, proposal writing and capital campaigns
  • Become a more effective, mission-driven leader who can impact both day-to-day and long-term change

Nonprofit Leadership Faculty

Our faculty members are highly credentialed professionals who bring their extensive nonprofit experience and networks to the classroom. Many professors are also consultants, researchers and writers whose work has appeared in a variety of journals and publications.

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Curriculum

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Evening classes accommodate busy schedules, with an average program completion time of just 15 months. Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours. You may choose any four of the following courses:

  • NP 6010: Nonprofit Governance and Executive Leadership, 3 credit hours
  • NP 6050: Resource Development for Social Impact, 3 credit hours
  • NP 6090: Program Planning and Evaluation, 3 credit hours
  • NP 6200: Marketing Communications for Nonprofits in the Digital Age, 3 credit hours
  • NP 6300: Charitable Giving and Relationship Management Seminar, 3 credit hours

Like You, We Serve Our Community

For 40 years, Rockhurst has provided unparalleled nonprofit leadership education in the Jesuit tradition. Our nonprofit leadership faculty, students and alumni are consistently recognized for excellence throughout Kansas City in community service, fundraising, research and innovation. As we say, Rockhurst is in the city for good.