NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE | 13-Week Course | San Mateo, 2/21 - 5/16
February 21 - May 16, 2019


Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

Put on in partnership with the San Mateo Community College District

Advance your career in the nonprofit sector! Are you a new nonprofit executive, manager, or emerging professional looking to enhance your resume and gain the skill set and resources needed to effectively manage an organization? The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is your answer. You will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, explore your leadership style, develop your management skills, and gain a robust toolkit of the resources needed to excel and sustain yourself in a nonprofit career.




"The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program through CEN was a valuable, richly dense and informative course ... it steadily built up my confidence in managing a nonprofit. The class as a whole served as an amazing group therapy collaborative, and I wish it didn't have to come to an end! The instructors and guest lecturers were fantastically attentive and helpful. Thanks so much CEN!"

Core Components
Leadership - Make the shift from individual contributor to leader and learn how to increase your impact by building and managing a strong team.
Financial Leadership - Understand the unique aspects of nonprofit financials and to use this information to create greater financial stability for an organization.
Strategic Development & Operational Planning - Learn the core principles of creating vision and a strategic framework, and how to build capacity through efficient and effective operational planning.
Fund Development - Explore comprehensive, proven fundraising concepts and gain specific tools and techniques that enable and empower fundraisers to effectively plan and manage development efforts.
Governance - Learn the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, how build a board to meet your strategic vision, and how to engage board members.
Special Topics - Special topics vary by class and may include: Marketing & Social Media for Nonprofits, Measuring Impact, Technology, and more!


Intended Audience

This course is intended for nonprofit professionals new to senior management positions, nonprofit leaders facing new management and leadership challenges (leaders include executive  directors, department directors, board members, and key volunteers), and professionals in a governmental or private setting who would like to work or volunteer in the nonprofit sector.


Registration Information 

Dates: Thursday evenings 6pm - 9pm, February 21, 2019 - May  16, 2019

Location: College of San Mateo

To Register: Registration for this program is done through the San Mateo Community College District website. Please CLICK HERE to register today! 

Cost: $975/participant (Discounts available for CEN members!)   



"This program provided me with valuable training that boosted my confidence and helped me to feel ready to take on an important leadership role. Creating a vision and serving the mission of your organization, working effectively with a board of directors, strategic planning, raising critical funds for programs and services, and providing strong financial stewardship are all vital topics of the class that have served me very well in my nonprofit career. This well-rounded class touched on every aspect of becoming the leader you want to be." 



CEN Events Cancellation Policy: Unfortunately, CEN is no longer able to accommodate cancellations within 72 hours of any event.  A registered attendee who has been billed or invoiced but is a “No Show” on the day of the event will still be billed for the event.  There are no exceptions to this policy, but substitutions are permitted at any time as long as the attendee is from the same organization.  Approved refunds – requested before the 72 hour cutoff – will be issued through the original form of payment.  Thank you!

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