Non-Profit Management Certificate

Non-profit Management Extension Certificate


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Non-profit management is the strategic planning, co-ordination and implementation of non-profit initiatives including outreach campaigns, events, fundraising and public relations.

Nearly two million people work at more than 170,000 charities and non-profit organizations in Canada. Our Non-profit Management Certificate program has the up-to-date skills and knowledge needed to meet the unique challenges of this important sector.

Online courses led by experienced professionals give you a deep understanding of the non-profit sector. Develop relevant skills that you can apply right away to your workplace or volunteer role. Learn communication strategies for building successful partnerships and alliances.

Areas of focus include: leadership skills for non-profit managers, financial management skills, volunteer management, marketing, ethics, government relations, fundraising, legal requirements and board governance.

These flexible, focused courses are taught by non-profit professionals who work and teach in their fields of expertise. From developing a public relations plan to exploring risk management processes, target the practical skills and current content relevant to the goals you want to achieve.



  • Examine and gain a better understanding of the non-profit sector in Canada
  • Identify new trends and issues affecting non-profit organizations
  • Explore different approaches to strategic planning
  • Define the key components of effective Board of Governance, including the roles and responsibilities of Board members
  • Discover strategies for building successful partnerships and alliances
  • Acquire skills to bolster your current non-profit workplace or volunteer role
  • Prepare for a career in the non-profit sector
  • Gain a recognized credential

Program format

  • Format: Online CE courses are instructor-led, interactive courses. Students work within scheduled start and end dates, and observe set timelines for learning activities and assignments.

  • Duration: Complete the 8 required courses plus 2 optional courses (150 hours). Can be completed within 1 year up to a maximum of 3 years.

Contact us

For information about these programs:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training unit.