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The Nonprofit Management Institute offers a comprehensive certificate program that targets the key skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage and lead a nonprofit organization. The Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management is comprised of a combination of required and elective courses. NMI offers 16 courses taught by outstanding practitioners and instructors. Each class may be taken individually to fine-tune working knowledge of a subject or as part of the comprehensive certificate program. Successful course completion is based on attendance and participation. There are no exams.

Completion of the comprehensive certificate program specifies that students complete all required courses and two elective courses of the student's choice, identified in the lists below. Students who are currently at some stage of certificate completion will be advised by NMI staff regarding their remaining requirements on a case-by-case basis.

online course Designates this course is available both face-to-face and online.

Required Courses  

Elective Courses

Stand-Alone Courses or Certificate Program

You can choose to take one or more courses in the NMI Certificate Program, or indicate your intent to complete the entire program. Certificates of completion are provided for each course, and a certificate awarding the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management is presented to all graduates at a Spring Reception hosted by the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation.Students officially indicate their intent to participate in the entire program by choosing the ‘Intent to Graduate' on the registration form accompanied by the administrative fee. This needs to be indicated one-time only. We ask that you submit your Intent to Graduate as early as possible after commencing the program so that we can accurately track completion of the requirements.

NMI Scholarships for Certificate Program

NMI Scholarship applications are reviewed once a year, in the summertime. The scholarship application process for this year has closed. Please check back next year for application procedures and deadlines.

For more information, e-mail us or call (602) 496-0500.

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