Welcome to the Northern Virginia Community College Website

Accessibility Navigation:

Nonprofit Leadership & Administration Certificate

Nonprofit Leadership & Administration Certificate

In the DC area, nearly 15% of the workforce is employed at nonprofit organizations. Working for a nonprofit organization can be fulfilling for those interested in the arts, community, philanthropy, and other important causes, but special knowledge and skills are required. This certificate program will build and enhance your skills for success in the nonprofit sector. You must complete three required courses and any two elective courses to receive the overall certificate. Individual courses may be taken without pursuing the overall certificate. Questions? Call 703-323-3168.

Required Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations
  • The Art of Grantwriting
  • Strategic Planning for Success

Elective Courses (Choose two):

  • How to Start a Nonprofit Organization
  • How to Create a Business Plan that Works
  • The 3 R’s of Volunteers: Recruitment, Retention & Recognition
  • Event Planning
  • Successful Fundraising

Register Now