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Professional Certificate in Not-For-Profit Management

8 Courses Required: View Course Selections


The not-for-profit sector faces unique challenges in achieving success in the 21st century. The Professional Certificate in Not-For-Profit Management has been designed to meet the ongoing needs of not-for-profit team members and leaders.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for professional and managers who are working in the not-for-profit sector, or those pursuing a career in the sector. Leaders, staff, board members and volunteers can benefit by learning the best practices and core elements of a successful not-for-profit organization.

How this program works


This program consists of several areas identified by Western Continuing Studies as keys to success for any manager in a not-for-profit organization. Each two-day seminar is facilitated by an individual with experience and expertise in the subject and working knowledge of the not-for-profit sector. Our facilitators bring unique experiences and perspectives that participants can relate to while they learn.




Instructor Spotlight

Kelly Ziegner
Director, Community Engagement
United Way of London & Middlesex

Instructor – Public Relations and Communications for Not-For-Profits

I enjoy teaching adult learners because of the diverse backgrounds that they bring to the classroom. This diversity leads to a more enriching learning environment for everyone – including myself. Together we are able to share experiences, giving the class a more comprehensive view of the non-profit sector. Through curriculum and collaboration, learners are often able to find solutions to real time issues they may be having in their own organizations.

Teaching at Continuing Studies is a challenging and rewarding experience. I am continually seeking out new ideas, trends and best practices for curriculum which ultimately enhances my own development and keeps me passionate about my field and the non-profit sector.



Program Requirement

To be awarded the Professional Certificate in Not-For-Profit Management, participants must complete eight courses and attend 100% of instructional hours in each course.



Certificate Completion

Track your progress in the program. Have your courses automatically applied towards your professional certificate program.


Request Information

Web form: Program Inquiry

Email: cstudies@uwo.ca

Phone: 519.661.3658


Course Selection

Course Course # Delivery Options Prereqs Availability
Choose eight courses:
  Introduction to the Not-for-Profit Sector NTPT6201 N Not Currently Available
  Effective Boards: Best Practices, Governance and Administration NTPT6202 N Not Currently Available
  Grant Writing NTPT6203 Two Day Workshop N Available
  Volunteer Management NTPT6204 Two Day Workshop N Available
  Event Management NTPT6205 Two Day Workshop N Available
  Fundamentals of Financial Management for Not-for-Profits NTPT6206 Two Day Workshop N Available
  Public Relations and Communications for Not-for-Profits NTPT6207 Two Day Workshop N Available
  Fundraising and Development NTPT6208 Two Day Workshop N Available
  Introduction to Social Enterprise Development for Not-For-Profits NTPT6209 Two Day Workshop N Available