Nonprofit Leadership

  • Certificate

Program Details

If you’re an emerging leader at a nonprofit organization who manages budgets and team members, interacts with boards or plans strategy, this program is for you.

With a nonprofit leadership certificate from the University of Jamestown Accelerated, you’ll deepen your knowledge of leadership techniques and skills. You’ll also become prepared to develop a strategic vision, grow your organization, attract funding through grants and key donors, and improve your entire team’s performance.

What You’ll Gain

  • Certificate in nonprofit leadership
  • Mentorship and new connections with a cohort of skilled nonprofit professionals
  • Project work that can immediately be applied to your own nonprofit
  • 12 master’s degree credits that count toward a Master of Arts in Leadership at the UJ Accelerated or can be transferred to another institution

Why UJ Accelerated?

  • UJA is the online division of University of Jamestown—a private, liberal arts University that’s helped students succeed since 1883.
  • You’ll have virtual opportunities to meet as a group for lectures and office hours.
  • Courses are available online 24/7, which means you can attend live or watch the replay.

Accelerated Learning

We offer 8-week, year-round courses.

Invested in Leadership

UJ recently launched $30M capital campaign for its new Unruh School of Character in Leadership.

Military-Friendly School

Your service may mean you’ve already earned college credits. We’ll work with you to maximize prior learning.

How the Certificate is Structured

We’re here to help you reach your career goals—whether you want to get your certificate and go or stack your credits towards a degree later down the road. Here’s how it works:

Take Your Courses

Choose any one of the courses or take all four to complete the UJ Accelerated certificate.

Receive Career Support Services

We will help you develop your resume, cover letter and hone your interview skills to prepare you for your next move. You’ll receive the same career support services as our in-person students—just available virtually.

Apply Your UJ Accelerated Certificate Toward a Degree

You can choose to apply your certificate as 12 credits toward a master’s degree at the University of Jamestown, as transfer credits to your school of choice, or as continuing education credits. Transfer of the credit will depend on the policies of your chosen institution or professional organization, but we can help.

Required Coursework

Course Title Credits

LDRS 500

Foundations of Leadership


LDRS 508

Strategy of Non Profit Leadership


LDRS 611

Grant Writing


LDRS 612

Justice and Forgiveness


Total Semester Credits Required: 12

Meet Your Faculty

Our faculty are committed to helping you succeed — both in and out of the classroom.

Michael Brizek

  • Director of Online Business Programs
  • Professor of Business Administration

Financial Aid Available

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education.