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Nonprofit Management

Master of Nonprofit Management

Bring your expertise where it's needed most. 

 As a founding university of nonprofit studies, Regis understands that for you, a career is about more than money or prestige. It’s about making a difference based on a passion for ethics, leadership, and social justice. We have produced top-performing sector leaders that inspire these values for the last 30 years.

Regis University's Nonprofit Management coursework builds skills for immediate application in the nonprofit/social sector. Our curriculum follows the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council Nonprofit Leadership Program Guidelines with a strategic leadership and management foundation. Through theoretical and practical studies, as well as global nonprofit immersion experiences, our graduates develop essential skills and knowledge necessary to lead with passion and integrity through change, define a vision for and found successful nonprofits, raise and manage financial and other resources to advance mission and navigate the complex nonprofit systems and serve the common good.

Additionally, we work in partnerships with numerous nonprofit organizations to support our students through their learning experience as well as career development.


NACC Accreditation

Regis University’s Master of Nonprofit Management program is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). This accreditation serves as a signal to prospective students and prospective faculty that a university has a well-developed program that aligns with the best thinking of our day, as reflected in the NACC Curricular Guidelines and Indicators of Quality Institutions.


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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Credits for Completion
36 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$705 per credit hour

Sample Nonprofit Management Classes

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MNM 6470: Program Development and Accountability

Determine the effectiveness of nonprofit programs while providing accountability to the organization's mission using data and evidence. 

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MNM 6550: Leading from Within

Learn to incorporate mindfulness in leadership and investigate practices that relate your beliefs and behaviors as a leader within the nonprofit sector.

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MNM 6700: Financial Resource Development

Develop strategies to develop resources from foundations, corporations, governments and individuals through grant and proposal writing, special events and major gift programs. 

Program Details

Get all the details on our Master of Nonprofit Management program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Nonprofit Management Career Paths

Development Director

Development directors are responsible for creating and putting into effect a plan to fundraise for funds that are crucial to the company or organization in an effective manner. Development directors should expect to work closely with the chief financial officer of the organization or company.

Nonprofit Director

Nonprofit directors oversee the daily operations of a nonprofit and communicate with all department heads on a daily basis. Nonprofit directors should expect to report to the board of directors about how the nonprofit is doing.

Foundation Director

Foundation directors manage and oversee all aspects of activities for a foundation or association. A few tasks that foundation directors should expect to be responsible for are interacting with donors to receive funding, put policies into place that will maximize donations and funding, and develop goals for fundraising campaigns.

Case Manager

The main role of a case manager is to help people. Case managers should expect to assist people with a wide realm of things such as providing advice, figuring out what kind of services they could need and developing a treatment plan.

Volunteer Manager

Volunteers are often the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. Volunteer managers are responsible for the selection, training and supervision of a nonprofit's volunteers.

Director of External Relations

Directors of external relations are tasked with creating the public image for a company or organization. This role could have a variety of tasks such as managing networking with the surrounding community and donations.

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Service Oriented Field Experience (SOFE)

Students in the Master of Nonprofit Management program can choose to participate in our Service Oriented Field Experience (SOFE) program to satisfy their capstone requirement. The SOFE program provides you with professional, real-world experience as you work directly in a nonprofit organization either abroad or in the local Denver community.

How to Apply

To apply to the Master of Nonprofit Management program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Resume
  • Essay

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $705 per credit hour
A 10% tuition discount is available to members of the Colorado Nonprofit Association.
Total program credits: 36

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid to learn more. 

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October.

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