Strengthen Your Nonprofit Organization

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building is designed for nonprofit organization leaders—executives, administrative staff members, board officers and other members—who are seeking to strengthen the capacity of their organization in terms of fiscal, operational, strategic and governance performance.
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Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the graduate certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building provides students the knowledge and skills needed to build the operational capacity and sustainability of their organization, whether large or small, new or in need of rejuvenation, local or global. Coursework focuses on personal leadership attributes, as well as organizational leadership theory and practice, accountabilities of nonprofit governance and critical legal issues affecting nonprofits.

Total Credit Requirements: 12 credit hours (4 courses)

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

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(12SH)
Select twelve (12) semester hours from the following courses
MNM 610, MNM 633, MNM 644, MNM 647, MNM 648, MNM 670

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

MNM 610 Legal Issues for Nonprofits (3.00)

Introduces critical legal issues affecting nonprofit organizations. Explores nonprofit formation, statutory requirements, liability, contract and employment issues, applicable portions of the Federal Tax Code, laws that affect lobbying and public advocacy and laws regarding fund raising.

Pre-requisite: MNM*601 MNM*612 MNM*648

MNM 633 Human Resource Leadership in NPO's (3.00)

Examines the effective management of people working in nonprofit organizations. Includes hiring policies and practices, compensation, staff development, staff evaluation, collective bargaining, labor/management issues and equal employment opportunity. Considers the role of volunteers; how volunteers are recruited, organized and managed in non-profits.

MNM 644 Financial Management of Nonprofit Orgnzt (3.00)

Focuses on using financial information management for budgeting, finance and investment decision-making in nonprofit organizations. Topics includes acquisition, reporting, taxation, risk management and regulatory issues. Emphasizes unique problems of nonprofits in capital formation, generating earned income, managing endowments, gifts and tax planning.

MNM 647 Program Development & Accountability (3.00)

Designs, evaluates and analyzes programs through the utilization of research methods and best practices to determine the effectiveness of programs while at the same time providing accountability to the organization's mission. Utilizes evidence-based and other data to evaluate and develop techniques and strategies that can produce effective program measurement.

MNM 648 Governance and Organizational Leadership (3.00)

Examines accountabilities of nonprofit governance. Analyzes governing board and executive director roles in leading change, decision processes, and modeling ethical behaviors. Explores strategies which position organization for Third Sector leadership.

Pre-requisite: MNM*601 MNM*644

MNM 670 Financial Resource Development (3.00)

Examines the principles, strategies and techniques of resource development. Topics include an overview of resource development from foundations, corporations, government and individuals, proposal writing and presentation, direct mail, conducting special events, and individual major gift programs.

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Current or very recent significant engagement in a nonprofit organization (paid or volunteer) and/or access to a nonprofit's leadership team is required.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve graduate-level writing and critical analysis before admission to the graduate certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building program.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcripts are received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

    Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Two letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential
  • Current résumé
  • Required admission essays
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application Deadlines*

Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 8W2 - July 1, 2013 June 17, 2013
Fall 8W1 - Aug. 26, 2013 Aug. 12, 2013
Fall 8W2 - Oct. 21, 2013 Oct. 7, 2013
Spring 8W1 - Jan. 6, 2014 Dec. 20, 2013
Spring 8W2 - March 3, 2014 Feb. 17, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Classroom Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building Graduate Certificate $5,775 12 $475 $75

Online Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Nonprofit Organizational Capacity Building Graduate Certificate $6,015 12 $495 $75