Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

For professionals who want to prepare for leadership and executive roles in nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit organizations are among the largest employers in Massachusetts, yet trends predict a shortage of qualified leadership in the coming years.

Wheelock's Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is designed to address these emerging trends by providing you with the theory, skills, and knowledge to prepare you to advance in nonprofit management. You can earn a graduate credential in as little as one year.

Additionally, all four courses required for this certificate may also be applied to our MS in Nonprofit Leadership program.


The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership requires a sequence of four courses:

  • ORL 510 Organizational Mission, Strategy, and Leadership
  • ORL 530 Program Planning and Evaluation
  • ORL 620 Organizational Governance
  • ORL 531 Nonprofit Budgeting and Financial Management

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