Is working in the nonprofit sector your passion?
Are you currently a manager or leader who wants to make an even bigger impact helping your organization?
Do you want to become a manager or leader who makes the organizational mission a reality?
Then our unique Nonprofit Management Certificate program developed in consultation with leaders in the field is for you!
With our Nonprofit Management Certificate you will learn key strategies, such as building organizational capacity and resource management that lead to high performing, transparent organizations, from leading practitioner experts.
One module a month, on a rotational basis, is delivered in a hybrid format using face-to-face and video conference sessions. Instructors are still available for personal guidance after the module has been completed. Select modules you like, or complete all five, to receive the certificate. Those who receive the certificate are eligible, if they meet admissions standards, to receive three credits towards the M.S. in Business Leadership degree at Manhattanville by completing an approved project, and by paying an additional credit fee.
In addition, eligible students may take Managing in a Mission Based Organization, a three credit graduate course and receive credit, as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Also, several of the Professional Development classes held throughout the fall are nonprofit centered.
Manhattanville College School of Business is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0393.
The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program has been approved by the Certified Fundraising Executives (CFRE International ). Full participation in the Certificate Program is applicable for 10 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Each module is approved at 2 points.
CFRE International offers the only internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives. Based on current and valid practice-based standards, the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is a personal and professional achievement that sets standards in philanthropy.
“Participation in the Certificate Program may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the (educational program title) was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.”
Introduction to financial management
Foundations of bookkeeping
Politics in budget making
Streamlining budget making
Basic financial software
Human resources, compliance and function
Staff recruitment and management
Fundraising & Development
Strategic partnerships: political, charitable, and private donors
Collaboration with public officials
Reforming an organization: mission and vision
New media engagement
Social media and networks
Optional Capstone Module
The C-Suite Perspective
Two week strategic deep-dive
Must have completed certificate or have senior level experience
A new schedule and program is under development. It will be available Spring 2018.
October/November Wednesday (in person)*
October 19, November 9 (8am to 10am) Wednesday (online)** October 26, November 2 (7pm to 9pm)
November/December Tuesday (in person)*
November 22, December 13 (8am to 10am) Tuesday (online)** November 29, December 6 (7pm to 9pm)
Tuesday (in person)*
January 10 and 31
January 17, 24
February/March Wednesday (in person)*
February 15, March 8 (8am to 10am) Wednesday (online)**
February 22, March 1 (7pm to 9pm)
Fundraising & Development
April Wednesday (in person)* April 5 and 26 (8am to 10am) Wednesday (online)**
April 12, 19 (7pm to 9pm)
* In person class sessions meet from 8:00 am to 10:00 am in a classroom
** Online class sessions meet from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm through a video conferencing platform
Contact Program Director, Rhonna Goodman
Email: Rhonna.Goodman@mville.edu or call 917-846-7231
For general information and to register visit: mville.edu/programs/nonprofit-management
Vice President for Finance and Operations
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TERENCE D. COOK- Senior level executive with 25 years’ experience leading not-for-profit and for profit organizations. He is the Principal at Present C2N Consulting, LLC, an independent consulting firm, providing services to not-for-profit organizations and public/private funders in the areas of Fiscal Management Services, Financial Planning/Budget Development, and Governance Development/Board Fiduciary Responsibilities.
RHONNA A. GOODMAN- Program Director of the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program. As an Adjunct Associate Professor, she teaches courses in Fundraising, Managing in a Mission-based Organization, and Introduction to Non-Profit Organizations. Before she came to Manhattanville, she was the Director of the New York Academy of Medicine Library, and the Coordinator of Programs and Services for the New York Metropolitan Library Agency. She has been the President of the New York Library Association, is on the Board of Counseling in Schools, and has been either on the Board of, or on Board committees of, several not for profit organizations (professional, educational, faith based, and cultural) in the New York City Area.
KEN KOPROWSKI- Strategic and crisis communication advisor, writer and educator. For more than 30 years, he’s advised the leadership teams of public and private energy, financial, forest products, professional services, and transportation companies. Ken has extensive marketing and crisis communication management experience, including both litigation and mediation matters. His experience also includes communications advising on regulatory, permitting, zoning, libel, and malpractice matters, as well. He served as spokesperson in many of these situations.
FRANCIS JEFFRIES- Dr. Francis Jeffries has 27 years of experience in grant development and research administration. She has worked with faculty, senior administrators, and community partners to develop projects addressing systemic change, optimizing resources and cross-training those involved with the project. Funding for these projects has been sought from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency, National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as several state and local government and private funding sources. She has also served as a proposal reviewer for several of these funding sources. Dr. Jeffries is widely recognized for her expertise in capacity development, mentoring, project and grant development, technical writing, evaluation and research administration, and has made more than 50 presentations at regional, national and international meetings. In addition, Dr. Jeffries has been honored as a Distinguished Faculty member by the Society of Research Administrators International and by the National Council of University Administrators (Region 7) for Distinguished Service. She is also recognized as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Rotary International Peace Fellow and Kent State University Fellow.
WILL NOLAN- Brand strategist and social media expert working for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy PPMD) where he is Senior Vice President. He is an expert strategist that has raised awareness and media coverage for underserved communities and causes including rare diseases and LGBT issues. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University.
DENIS SULLIVAN - Founder and President of IdeaStudio LLC, a human resources consulting firm. Denis advises global clients on organizational, workforce and leadership development issue. Denis was a senior HR executive at Verizon and its predecessor GTE. Denis has over 30 years of proven leadership and broad finctional expertise in HR.
To apply to the Nonprofit Management Certificate program, applicants need to submit the following:
One page personal statement on how the Nonprofit Management Certificate program aligns with your career goals or job responsibilities.
One professional letter of recommendation from your organization on letterhead.
If employed for less than two years, an official sealed college transcript is required.
You will also need to print out the Nonprofit Management Certificate Registration form, fill it out and sign it. Download the form from the link below.