Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Manager Certificate

The Small Business and Nonprofit Manager Certificate offers students and others pursuing careers in the nonprofit sector opportunities to gain essential skills and knowledge. The core class of the certificate focuses on an overview of HR roles, basics of successful grant writing, building a cohesive team at your organization, and developing mission and vision statements.  

The Certificate has been designed with the busy professional in mind. You may enter into the program at any time; classes do not have to be completed in sequence. Contact us at for more information.

Course Information Cr Hrs
Operating a Small Business or Nonprofit Organization

This program includes seated sessions on: overview of HR roles, performance appraisal processes, organizing for success, decision making, team building & improving morale and developing a business mission/vision statement. In addition to this course, students may complete Basic Grant Writing, Customer Service and Funding a Nonprofit/Small Business for an OTC certification.

 Course  Dates
 WDB 570  Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training.


Basic Grant Writing

Learn actual grant writing practices that will help you win awards. Covers a variety of proposals and fundraising techniques that will improve your nonprofit organization's potential.

 Course  Date
 WDB 455 Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training.


Funding a Nonprofit

Explore additional fundraising methods and how to build up a repeat donor base that will keep you funded for years to come.

 Course  Dates
 WDB 456  Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training.


Ethics in the Workplace

Define standards of business while you explore ways to improve capacity to model and instill high standards in your business. 

 Course  Dates
 WDB 342   Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training.


Performance Reviews

In this seated course, you will learn how to earn the trust and the confidence of your staff and avoid common mistakes when conducting a review of work performances of staff or volunteers.

 Course  Dates
 WDB 396  Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training.


QuickBooks for Nonprofits

Learn how to keep your books with a program that creates profit/loss statements, end of year or monthly reports, tracks expenditures and trends, and is able to give accurate accountings to your boards and supporters.

 Course  Dates
 WDC 321  Check back for later times or call 417-447-8888 for customized training!


Customer Service

Get high impact skills and strategies that result in improvements in service. Learn stress and time management, interviewing skills, telephone etiquette and basic customer relations principles and strategies. Book required.

Course Dates Times Location Price
WDB 273 Nov 5-12; W 6-9pm Graff 125 $59


Online Courses for the Nonprofit Professional

The following classes are recommended to supplement your learning but are not required for the Nonprofit Management Certificate.

Course Information Cr Hrs
Intro to Nonprofit Management

Develop the skills and strategies you need to become an integral part of one of America's fastest growing service sectors. In this course, a twelve-year veteran in the nonprofit management field will show you how to transform your good intentions into a professional plan of action. You'll understand the unique characteristics of nonprofit organizations while mastering the core knowledge necessary to become an effective leader in the nonprofit arena.

In this course, you will learn skills and develop strategies that will take your organization to new heights of prosperity and productivity. You'll gain a full understanding the role of the executive director and the board of directors, special event and meeting management, public relation strategies, and how to find a position in this fascinating and rewarding field of work.

 Course  Dates  Location  Cost
 CEW 232  Nov 14-Dec 26  Online  $109
 CEW 232  Dec 12-Jan 23  Online  $109
 CEW 232  Jan 16-Mar 8  Online  $109
 CEW 232  Feb 20-Apr 12  Online  $109
 CEW 232  Mar 20-May 10  Online  $109
 CEW 232  Apr 17-Jun 7  Online  $109

Marketing Your Nonprofit

Under pressure to increase membership, expand program value, attract media, entice donors, and develop volunteers, all while keeping an eye on the bottom line?  In the face of stiff competition, more worthwhile causes, more regulations, more watchdog agencies, and fewer funding opportunities, you need to work smarter - not longer.

This course will show you how to use powerful marketing techniques to compete more effectively for customers, donors, members, and volunteers. You'll also learn how to persuade the media to communicate your organization's message and further its ideals and goals.

Instructor Linda Kissam draws on her extensive nonprofit experience to share effective, practical, and easy-to-implement strategies that you can put to immediate use. Before you know it, you'll be ready to improve your market share by learning to evaluate and implement effective promotions, advertising campaigns, and communication techniques. If your organization relies on a diverse mix of fees, events, and/or contributions for support, you're sure to find this information-packed course indispensable.

 Course  Dates  Location  Cost
 CEW 417  Nov 14-Dec 26  Online  $109
 CEW 417  Dec 12-Jan 23  Online  $109
 CEW 417  Jan 16-Mar 8  Online  $109
 CEW 417  Feb 20-Apr 12  Online  $109
 CEW 417  Mar 20-May 10  Online  $109
 CEW 417  Apr 17-Jun 7  Online  $109