Online Nonprofit Leadership Certificate: Why Merrimack College?

Building on Merrimack’s longstanding commitment to community engagement, our online certificate in nonprofit management equips you for leadership jobs in grassroots organizations. You’ll gain the skills to increase your organization’s effectiveness while elevating your career in nonprofit leadership. The program stands out for its:

Focus on applied skills.

You’ll gain practical expertise that you can use immediately in your current job. The online certificate in nonprofit leadership helps you develop management skills specific to community-based organizations, along with the techniques you need to establish a sustainable future for your organization.

Comprehensive subject matter.

The program addresses everything you need to function effectively as a community-based nonprofit leader. You’ll gain the ability to write grants, manage volunteers, raise funds, craft sharp PR campaigns, design and evaluate programs, manage finances and more.

Expert, engaged faculty.

You’ll learn from experienced, accomplished nonprofit management pros who’ve succeeded as community organization leaders. Our high-touch online platform enables you to build real relationships with instructors via regular phone calls, videoconferences, email, file-sharing software and other digital tools.

Transferable master’s degree credits.

If you decide to continue your studies, you can count all the credits from the nonprofit management certificate program toward a master’s degree in community engagement. The graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership amounts to about a third of the total credits needed for a master’s degree.

Convenience and affordability.

Merrimack’s online graduate certificate in nonprofit management is designed to accommodate working professionals with full-time jobs. You can complete courses in any order, work at your own pace, and start the program in spring, summer or fall term.