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A non-profit professional speaks to supporters at an event.



8 required courses, plus 2 optional courses (150 hours)


Online | Learn more


Complete in 1 year, or up to 3 years

Nonprofit management is the strategic planning, coordination and implementation of nonprofit initiatives including outreach campaigns, events, fundraising and public relations.

Nearly two million people work at more than 170,000 charities and nonprofit organizations in Canada. Our Nonprofit Management Extension Certificate program has the up-to-date skills and knowledge needed to meet the unique challenges of this important sector.

Online courses led by experienced professionals give you a deep understanding of the nonprofit sector. Develop relevant skills that you can apply right away to your workplace or volunteer role. Learn communication strategies for building successful partnerships and alliances.

Areas of focus include: leadership skills for nonprofit managers, financial management skills, volunteer management, marketing, ethics, government relations, fundraising, legal requirements and board governance.

These flexible, focused courses are taught by nonprofit professionals who work and teach in their fields of expertise. From developing a public relations plan to exploring risk management processes, target the practical skills and current content relevant to the goals you want to achieve.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Gain hands-on experience | Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning and complete this program from anywhere

Course schedule by semester

Required Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Introduction to Nonprofit Management ON ON  
Keys to Managing Nonprofit Organizations I: Strategic Management ON ON  
Program Planning and Evaluation for the Nonprofit Sector ON ON  
Introduction to Voluntarism in the Nonprofit Sector ON ON  
Board Governance in the Nonprofit Sector ON ON ON
Fund Development and Corporate Philanthropy ON ON  
Ethical Issues in the Nonprofit Sector ON ON ON
Law for the Nonprofit Sector ON ON  


Optional Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Marketing and Public Relations in the Nonprofit Sector ON    
Keys to Managing Nonprofit Organizations II: Roles and Relationships   ON ON
Financial Basics: Keeping it Simple for Nonprofit Managers ON   ON



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



Additional Details

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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403.440.6875 or 1.866.775.2673



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