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Nonprofit Leadership Program

Building Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector

The UConn Department of Public Policy Nonprofit Leadership Program offers non-credit and graduate options that provide the skills needed for those just entering the field, up to seasoned CEOs. Courses and programs are taught by UConn faculty and experience leaders from the nonprofit sector.

Education for the Nonprofit Professional

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Four Course Graduate Certificate

100% Online | Real-World Skills

Nonprofit Graduate Certificate Scholarship

The Department of Public Policy Offers a Scholarship for current Nonprofit Certificate students.

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Nonprofit Certificate to MPA or MPP Degree Track

Contact David Garvey at david.garvey@uconn.edu or 959-200-3768 to discuss this option.

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Designed For Corporate Professionals Seeking to Enter the Nonprofit Field


Hartford

May - September 2019

Fairfield County

October 2019 - February 2020

A Practical Approach


The UConn Nonprofit Leadership Program provides you with the skill-sets to navigate the multifaceted roles and complex work environment of the nonprofit sector. Courses and programs are taught by UConn faculty and leaders in the sector who are subject matter experts in leadership; organization management; program development and evaluation; fund development; grant writing; governance and the full body of nonprofit operations.

Due to its robust format, the Online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides a core foundation for those entering the field and prepares current nonprofit professionals for new leadership roles in their organization and the nonprofit field. Encore!Connecticut immerses the transitioning corporate executive into the nonprofit field with all courses held in Connecticut nonprofits and through its nationally recognized Fellowship program. Whether you are a student pursuing to enter the field, current nonprofit executive preparing for your next leadership role,or an individual seeking to transition your skills and experience to an encore career, the UConn Nonprofit Leadership Program will help prepare you for a position in the nonprofit or public sector.

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