Nonprofit organizations play critical roles in communities. Their unique management and finance issues require specialized training. The Certificate in Nonprofit Management helps individuals develop the business and leadership skills they’ll need as staff members, board members, and volunteers working to build and maintain successful nonprofit organizations.

The program’s courses are offered primarily online. They cover topics such as community and government partnerships, organizational leadership, planning, human resources, financial accountability, grant writing, and website creation and maintenance.

Review Nonprofit Management in the UI General Catalog for more details about admission and course requirements.


Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs. 


The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid are great resources for students seeking scholarships. 

Application Process

Application Process Tabs

Undergraduate certificate programs are available to students once they are enrolled in a degree program at Iowa, or after they have received a bachelor's degree. Review our Areas of Study to select a major.


Nonprofit Management