Certificate in Nonprofit Management and How to Start a Nonprofit


Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides motivating and stimulating classes to assist the professional development of anyone involved in the nonprofit sector – from nonprofit executives and board members to staff and volunteers. It is offered in partnership with the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Fischler School of Education and Human Services and Broward College (BC), The 11-class series is offered in two formats:

  • an accelerated, intensive four-day session
  • ongoing, (rolling) monthly classes that can be completed in five months

Click here to register for the four-day intensive course September 29-October 2 at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples, Florida

Each class is taught by experts with a hands-on format. Certification provides you and the nonprofit with many useful skills including: fundraising, empowering vision from mission to action plan, nonprofit accounting, and creating a organizational proposal. While each class offers valuable information and stands alone, a dynamic synergy is experienced by taking the entire series. For example: Exploring how to fundraise and generate more income goes hand in hand with having a specific plan for the use and accounting of those funds.

Florida Nonprofits was the first organization in Florida to offer certification. Through the certification, Florida Nonprofits promotes its mission, capacity building through the development of nonprofit L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P.! The courses are geared to offer an inspirational and motivational process, and configured to facilitate a hands-on experience.

For course curriculum, click here.

For a list of CNM Faculty Members, click here.


How to Start a Nonprofit

Florida Nonprofits hosts “How to Start a Nonprofit” the first Friday of each month.

The purpose of this course is to provide the information you need to know before launching a nonprofit organization. Find out what you have to do, when incorporating your nonprofit, if you want to collect charitable donations.  Also covered is how to do IRS and State of Florida filing, which is also applicable for those nonprofits that are up and running, but need further guidance. The class is devoted to helping you start a nonprofit organization and will also discuss the eleven areas of nonprofit management to master for success.

Classes are held the first Friday of each month from 10:00 am to approximately 11:30 am (times are flexible if needed to accommodate your schedule).  Classes may also be taken remotely upon request.  Bring the information on your start-up organization for discussion. The duration of the class is approximately 1.5 hours. Space is limited to three organizations per session, so register now!

You must be a member because we know you can’t learn everything in one session, however, as a member you can use our resources and ask as many questions as you like for a whole year.  The cost of the program is $275, which includes a one-year membership.  The cost for members is $125.

For a full course description, click here.

Sponsorships are available for First Friday Events

Membership Required for Registration. Click here to join.

Click here to Register for Nonprofit Startup & Membership

Class may be taught remotely

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