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An Online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Nonprofit Management

American Public University proudly offers its career-relevant Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management for those heeding the call to serve and lead nonprofit endeavors. This graduate-level education is facilitated entirely online and empowers working professionals with the flexibility to complete a quality education while supporting their existing work-life duties. Through this dynamic program, students will examine the important role that nonprofit organizations play in strengthening civilizations around the world along with the legal and moral responsibilities required of nonprofit leaders. 

The curriculum explores the interdisciplinary elements of nonprofit management including fundraising, tax exemption and legal classifications, marketing and brand management, human resource planning, board membership development, donor systems and communications, public relations, general accounting and public relations. In tactical terms, students learn to develop an actionable nonprofit charter. They discover how to effectively engage advocates, measure and optimize performance, utilize social media resources, build lasting partnerships, and how to recruit, inspire and motivate the volunteer base to build future capacity and fulfill the charitable mission.

American Public University consults with industry advisory councils to verify that the curriculum reflects the current best practices and emerging trends that are guiding the future of nonprofit management. Classes are taught online by expert practitioners. Many professors bring venerable experience leading in nonprofit organizations and related business or government firms into the online instruction. Students also connect and interact online with American Public University’s vast network of learners and working adults who are dedicated to bettering mankind through nonprofit service and charitable works.

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable
Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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