Part-time, online Non-Profit Management Certificate

Help your non-profit organization thrive

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SFU's Non-Profit Management Certificate is the first program of its kind in Canada. It offers a fresh approach to non-profit management that will position you for success and help your organization realize its vision and mandate.

We've designed it for the following people:

  • Professionals already in management positions who would like to strengthen their organizations and their careers
  • Those in front-line or outreach positions
  • Professionals from a different sector who would like to move into a non-profit management role
  • Anyone with a passion project that they would like to get off the ground

Push the boundaries of non-profit management

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Through six specialized courses, you'll learn to navigate a sector that is demanding more professionalization, greater transparency, increased financial accountability, and a growing focus on measuring results.

You’ll look at case studies throughout the program, and bring projects that you’re working on into discussions and assignments. You might choose an initiative that you are currently working on, a proposal or initiative you wish to develop, or an example of work you’ve done in the past. If you don’t have a current or relevant work example, don’t worry—our instructors and mentors will help you to develop a project idea that will work for you.

Learn from experienced professionals

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What makes this program truly unique is our mentorship opportunity, which will help you apply what you learn and experience in the program in your professional practice. You may find your own mentor or continue working with a mentor or coach with whom you already have a relationship. We can also match you with someone who will work with you throughout the program to offer support, guidance, networking suggestions and more.

Our instructors are all industry professionals who work, consult and teach in their various fields of expertise. Their professional practices allow them to bring current, dynamic and highly relevant content into the learning environment. In other words, the program covers essential knowledge, but also integrates emergent issues and themes.