Non-Profit Management

Learn all about nonprofit management! Examine the fundamental principles of nonprofit management, explore the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors and the management team, discover the essential aspects of fundraising, and become acquainted with the budgeting process. This Nonprofit Management Online Training Program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


By completing the Nonprofit Management Online Training Program, you'll:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors and the management team
  • Develop practical managerial skills
  • Understand basic financial and accounting terms
  • Know the details of the entire marketing process
  • Learn the basics of employment law, compliance, and regulatory requirements
  • Understand licensing, permits, and taxes
  • Explore ways to maximize fundraising opportunities
  • Develop a successful leadership style
  • Learn the basics of the budgeting process
  • Gain confidence and improve communication skills
  • Explore the process of negotiating


The Nonprofit Management Online Training Program is particularly well suited for you if you've recently assumed management responsibilities in the nonprofit field, but it's suitable for anyone who wants an introductory perspective on some of the unique issues facing management of a nonprofit organization. In addition to basic managerial skills, you'll learn about finance and accounting, employment law, marketing, leadership, communication, budgeting, and fundraising.

Upon registering, you're given six months to complete the program.

  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: Open enrollment | REGISTER

    Course: ONMX800.01

    Tuition: $2,595 | Prospective students of this program may be eligible for full or partial federal tuition assistance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

  • Outline

    I. Nonprofit Management and Governance
       A. Management and Leadership
       B. Finance
       C. Legal Issues
       D. Public Relations
       E. Board Relationships
       F. Evaluation
       G. Organization and Development
       H. Human Resources Issues
       I. Governance
    II. Strategic Management in Operations
           A. Introduction and Overview
           B. Definitions and Business Models
           C. Categories and Strategies
           D. Strategic Planning Models
           E. Creating Strategic Alternatives
           F. Implementation
           G. Conclusion
    III. Financial and Accounting Management
                  A. Introduction and Overview
                  B. Importance of Financial Statements
                  C. The Balance Sheet
                  D. The Income Statement
                  E. Statement of Cash Flows
                  F. Financial Ratios
                  G. Conclusion
        VII. Marketing Management
        IV. Introduction and Overview
        V. Marketing Goals
        VI. The Marketing Plan
        VII. The Marketing Mix
        VIII. The Marketing Budget
        IX. Marketing Implementation
        X. Technology and Marketing
        XI. Summary
    V. Legal Issues in Operations
               a. Introduction
               b. Sources of Law
               c. Agency and Employment Law
               d. Torts Law
               e. Sales and Products Liability
               f. Intellectual Property
               g. Ethics
               h. Summary
    VI. Fundraising Fundamentals
               a. Fund Raising
               b. Marketing
               c. Locating Funding Sources
               d. Effective Writing
               e. Successful Proposals
               f. Current Trends
               g. Managing Products
               h. Annual Giving Campaigns
               i. Corporate Sponsorships
               j. Major Donors
               k. Foundation and Government Grants
               l. Planned Giving
              m. Special Events
               n. Capital Campaigns
    IV. Organizational Leadership and Decision Making
            A. Introduction and Overview
            B. What is a Leader?
            C. Sources of Power in Leadership
            D. Leadership Theories
            E. Transformational Leaders
            F. Decision Making and Empowerment
            G. Accountability
            H. Summary
    V. Budgeting Essentials
          A. Introduction
          B. The Concept of Budgeting
          C. Activity-based Budgeting
          D. Factors to Consider in Budgeting
          E. Production Planning
          F. Inventory
          G. Sample Budget and Summary
    VI. Persuasive Communication

    • Introduction
    • Fundamentals of Communication
    • Knowing the Audience 
    • The Power of Listening
    • Credibility of the Speaker
    • Evidence in Persuasion
    • Emotion in Persuasion
    • Organizing the Argument
    • Summary

    VII. Negotiating Strategies
             a. Introduction
             b. Steps in Negotiating
             c. Tools in Negotiating
             d. Types of Negotiations
             e. Personality Types
    f. Preparing for Negotiations
    g. BATNA and Summary 

  • Requirements

    This program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. PCs require Windows XP or later operating systems with IE8 or later browsers. Mac computers require Safari browser. (A high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended.) In addition, you may require Adobe Reader, Flash Plug-in, and a QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads).

    You'll receive the following required textbooks for this program:

    • Bargaining for Advantage
    • How to Manage an Effective Non-Profit
    • Managing By the Numbers: A Complete Guide to Understanding and using your Company’s Financials
    • Budgeting for Managers


    To enroll in this course, you should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail, and have an understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended).

    This program is for you if you're interested in developing your nonprofit management skills.

  • Instructor

    Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001. She has practiced law with national law firms since 1983, ran for the United States Senate in California in 1994, and was appointed by Governor Wilson as a Commissioner to the WCAB from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Pang has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business schools of many universities, including the Stern School of Business at New York University, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, and the University of California, Irvine.

    In addition to having over 20 years of law firm experience, Dr. Pang has founded several companies, including LawPrep, Inc., LawPrep Press, Inc., Legal, and EdWay Online. From 1989 to 1996, Dr. Pang authored several books, videos, and interactive CD-ROMs. Dr. Pang was also the manager for firm-wide practice section development, training, and forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, L.L.P
    Dr. Pang has experience providing multimedia, interactive distributed learning to working professionals and adult learners in law and business through a variety of technologies, including video streaming and online conferencing (Webcasts, synchronous and asynchronous threaded discussion boards, and chat rooms) via the Internet and satellite, as well as ISDN-based videoconferencing on CD-ROM. Dr. Pang has been a speaker at the MEC 2001 Conference: Turning a New Page in Educational Technologies, sponsored by Arizona State University; the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management: Moving Beyond Training, sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; and a speaker at various other e-learning conferences. She has design, development, implementation, and managerial experience in educational multimedia course design and creation. She has been responsible for course design and delivery using Macromedia Director, Windows Media Player, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Blackboard, Prometheus, WebCT, Webboard, and a host of other proprietary platforms. She also has experience with digital video, MPEG, MOV, and AVI Files.

  • FAQs

    1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

    Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

    2. How long does it take to complete a program?

    All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

    3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

    All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

    4. Can I get financial assistance?

    ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

    5. What happens when I complete the program?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

    6. Am I guaranteed a job?

    ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

    7. Who will be my instructor?

    Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

    8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

    In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

    9. Can I use a Mac?

    Yes, this program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.

    10. How can I get more information about the program?

    If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-855-520-6806‪1-855-520-6806 FREE‬. We will answer your questions promptly.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

    11. When can I start the program?

    Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

    Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

    12. What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

    The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

  • Reviews

    "This course actually moved at my pace. Being on shift for 12/7, this course was very easy to complete in a timely manner. The support was outstanding, no complaints here. The material was very enlightening, great indicator that I am on the right track with organizing my own NPO." 
- D.S., Excelsior College

    "It was very convenient to participate in this course online, rather than commute at a specific time, back and forth from campus.
" - V.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    "I thought the course was put together very well. I enjoyed, given my normal work schedule, being able to log in at any time to work on the different classes. Matter of fact, I enjoyed it so much I have registered for the Human Resource Professional course!
" - R.F., Louisiana State University Shreveport

    "I wish to thank all the facilitators of this program. I have really learned a lot these past months and I hope to use everything in my work. I will also try to teach others and encourage many to take this course. Once more thank you for being there for me." 
- C.M., St. Louis Community College

    "Am I enjoying the course? Yes, absolutely. The course is filling in some very important gaps in my understanding. I am currently the executive director of a small nonprofit organization and I haven t been terribly good at my job. This course is providing me with a much stronger sense of confidence as I approach the work. It is also correcting or completing my understanding in a number of critical areas. In the future, I expect that the information I have learned in this course will help reduce my stress load as I do the work before me and enable me to be more effective in the work that I actually do. Thank you." 
- G.W., George Mason University - Fairfax

    "I would like to thank you for the opportunity to complete this certification. It has been a rewarding experience, one that I hope to pass on to others." 
- M.D., Metro Technology Centers