Certificate in Nonprofit Management and How to Start a Nonprofit


Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Florida Association for Nonprofits offers a Certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNM) course.  Certification gains your organization many advantages, particularly in grant writing, by proving that you are committed and knowledgeable in the proper management of your nonprofit, and have a vision and a practical plan for the use of funds.  While each class stands alone and offers very valuable information, there is a dynamic synergy in taking the entire course. For example, raising more funds compliments having a specific plan of what to do with those funds.

Florida Nonprofits was the first organization in Florida to offer certification. The certification is offered in partnership with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Broward College (BC). The course offers motivating and stimulating classes geared to assist in the professional growth of nonprofit executives, board members, staff, volunteers, and those who have an interest in the well-being and sustainability of the nonprofit sector. The eleven-class series is conducted by experts in the respective topics with a hands-on approach.

Classes are available on a monthly basis where two (or three) classes are held in one day for the convenience of those traveling from out of town.   Florida Nonprofits also offers an intensive series where all 11 classes can be taken in four intensive days during the annual conference.

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 and half hours, 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 $225, 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 Register for Nonprofit Startup & Membership

Class may be taught remotely

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