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Gain the skills to increase your organization’s effectiveness while elevating your career in nonprofit leadership.

Transform good intentions into impactful results as you develop your nonprofit skills with Clark University’s Nonprofit Human Services Management Certificate. With the rise of nonprofit organizations all over the world, there is a high demand for quality leadership at the management level and many different career options.

Increase communication and managerial techniques and competencies to make you a more effective nonprofit leader as you review case studies to learn about public involvement, participatory decision making, and employee empowerment in the field. Gain experience in the vital arena of fundraising and grant writing to be better equipped to face the challenges faced by every nonprofit to raise sufficient funds for their programs and operations. Explore ethical dilemmas through comprehensive coverage of business ethics from a global and nonprofit perspective to understand the positive outcomes of ethical behavior as well as the negative consequences of unethical behavior.

Advance your career, boost your earning potential, and become a more effective nonprofit leader. Our program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to meet challenges — and the confidence of knowing you have these essential tools at your disposal.

Why a Certificate in Nonprofit Human Services Management at Clark University

  • Strengthen pivotal leadership skills and increase your professional network in the nonprofit field.
  • Academic training specific to management, evaluation, administration, and finance responsibilities in a human services nonprofit sector.
  • Learn from faculty members who are influential thought leaders in the nonprofit sector.
  • Two courses from the certificate program can be applied to Clark’s master in public administration program.
  • Obtain a professional certificate with this 100% online, affordable program.
Sarah Lange

Charting a Course Towards Success in Nonprofit Sector

Working closely with established leaders in nonprofit fundamentals, Clark has developed a curriculum by nonprofit leaders, for nonprofit leaders.

This program sharpens professional skills to give a better understanding of the nonprofit world. It gives students confidence to be a better professional to those in need.

The Essentials

Program Overview

Our certificate in nonprofit human services management consists of five, 7-week online graduate level courses with a September start date. These courses are oriented toward leadership training and provide career growth opportunities, and each course is taught by a leading expert in the field. The cohort system introduces middle level managers to others in similar positions, providing a network of support in community-based human services.

Two courses are transferrable toward our master in public administration program.

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • Research Methods and Strategies
  • Fundamentals of Business Analysis
  • Ethics and Professional Life


  • 5  online courses

Note: This is a graduate certificate program. A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in the program.

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