This certificate is designed to:
- Provide individuals currently employed within the nonprofit sector the ability to hone management skills.
- Develop within students the intellectual foundation for a professional career in nonprofit organizations.
- Improve the overall effectiveness of the nonprofit sector in Nevada through the application of existing management tools and techniques. Certificate requirements are listed below.
Required (6 hours):
- PUA 770 — Nonprofit Management and Theories of the Third Sector
- PUA 708 — Seminar in Public Personnel Administration
Two of the following three credit courses, one of which must be writing-intensive (six hours):
- PUA 774 — Community Outreach and Volunteerism
- PUA 775 — Strategic Planning
- PUA 776 — Development for Nonprofit Managers
Three of the following one-credit courses (three hours)
- PUA 792 — Board Development
- PUA 792 — Legal Issues and Risk Management
- PUA 792 — Advocacy and Coalition Building
- PUA 792 — Financial Management for Nonprofits
- PUA 792 — Leadership and Ethics
Students will compose a portfolio of at least one written assignment from each course taken toward the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Students will also compose a reflective essay in which they explain why they chose each of these pieces and how each contributed to their learning experience in the program. The purpose of the portfolio is to showcase student knowledge, development, and achievement.
Keep track of your certificate classes on this Part 2 of 2 Worksheet.
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Graduate College Certificate Completion Checklist
Dr. Jessica Word