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Not-for-Profit Management Program Online

The nonprofit world has its own unique set of challenges and goals. Lewis University's online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a Not-for-Profit Management concentration will instill within you the advanced leadership skills needed to help nonprofit organizations in any field achieve their goals. The Not-for-Profit Management concentration is a unique specialization tailored to offer training in people-focused strategies, tools, skills and ways to apply them to nonprofit enterprises such as charities, boards and associations.

Courses in the concentration cover organizational leadership and management principles, such as understanding an organization's culture and strategic planning techniques. The curriculum also covers issues vital to the successful performance of nonprofit organizations.

A Targeted Education

Upon completion of the program, you'll gain the skills to manage both volunteers and employees through a curriculum that explores topics important to a nonprofit organization's success, including:

  • Creating fundraising strategies
  • Developing corporate and foundation support
  • Writing proposals and grants
  • Working with and managing volunteers

A master's degree is a valuable asset in the nonprofit world and is often required to move into high-level positions. Students will also be prepared to start their own nonprofit initiatives with this concentration if they wish.

Certificate Options

Lewis University offers three online graduate certificates: Organizational Leadership and Coaching, Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Leadership. These certificates are designed to provide students with the needed skills to advance or transition into a leadership role by helping them understand foundational leadership theories, as well as leadership itself, as a psycho-social phenomenon. These 18-hour certificate programs contain in-depth instruction with classes conducted in an accelerated 8-week online format. The certificate programs can potentially be earned within one year.

Learn More

Create an impact in nonprofit sector with Lewis University's online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a Not-for-Profit Management concentration. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.