Frequently Asked Questions about the Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management

How do I register to attend?

To register you can call Florida Association of Nonprofits 305.557.1764 or email us Click here for scheduled classes (click on any class to register), or click here to go to the BlackTie portal, find each class on the calendar and register on line.

How long are the classes?

Each class is approximately four hours long. 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


Who is presenting the program?

The program is presented by Florida Association of Nonprofits in coordination with Nova Southeastern University Fischler
School of Education and Human Services and Broward College.  The certificate awarded is from Florida Association of Nonprofits and both academic partners.

Who are the faculty?

Florida Association of Nonprofits faculty consists of instructors who are practitioners in their field and have experience in working with nonprofit clients.  All instructors have extensive  experience in the field. Click here for a listing of the faculty.


What is the Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management?

A certificate is presented to students who complete all eleven classes and the related assignment portfolio.

 When does the Certification Series start?

Classes for the certification are ongoing and repeat every five months.

 When are the classes held?

The ongoing, (rolling) monthly classes are held one Saturday each month. Click here for a current schedule.

The intensive course is scheduled once or twice a year. The next Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management Intensive Course will be July 11-14, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the Florida Society of Association Executives 2019 Annual Conference.

 Where are the classes held?

The Saturday classes are held at the Florida Association of Nonprofits’ headquarters in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce building at 512 NE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33301. The intensive classes are held at various locations around the state (2018-Fort Lauderdale and Naples, 2017-Bonita Beach, 2016-Orlando, 2015-Melbourne and St. Petersburg, 2014-Jacksonville, 2013-Fort Lauderdale and Marco Island, 2012-Miami Beach, 2011-Clearwater, 2010-Fort Lauderdale, 2009-Fort Lauderdale, 2008-Davie, 2007-Orlando, 2007-Miami Lakes, 2006-Orlando, 2005-Homestead. 2004-Tampa, 2003-Coral Gables, 2001-Jacksonville,2000- Tampa, 1999-St Petersburg, 1998-West Palm Beach, 1997-Hollywood, 1996-Orlando, 1995-Miami Shores) Please contact us for more information or to book a certificate series for your organization in your city.

Are there discounts on the rooms for the intensive course?

Yes. Please contact us directly as hotels change depending on the location of the classes.

 When do I receive the Certificate?

A graduation ceremony is held when you complete all eleven classes and present your portfolio.

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