Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
Georgia College’s Online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management teaches students how to lead and manage their nonprofit organization and navigate the nonprofit environment. The certificate combines academic rigor and skill set training to enhance the performance of those currently working in the nonprofit sector. It also sets a solid foundation for master’s degree students about to enter the field. There are more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. Of those surveyed by Nonprofit HR, 51 percent increased their staff size in 2015 and another 57 percent plan to create new positions in 2016. The nonprofit sector’s growth has created a need for professionals with strong leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills. But finding the talent to meet that demand is one of the biggest problems facing nonprofits today—23 percent of organizations surveyed by Nonprofit HR reported challenges hiring qualified staff.
Upon completion of the program, students will have a rich understanding of the nonprofit sector, as well as the skills and leadership capacity required to effectively navigate the unique challenges of making a social impact in today’s world. Graduates of the program will go on to effectively lead organizations that make a difference – service delivery nonprofits, advocacy organizations, social enterprises, or philanthropic institutions.