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Stand Out with a Public Administration Certificate

Nonprofit organizations play an important role in today’s public environment. You can play a bigger part in the field—and gain a marketable skill—with a Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate from Capella.

Your certificate will differentiate you in the public sector and help you enhance the quality of life for others in your community.Designed to build relevant skills that can be immediately applied on the job, this program strengthens your ability to develop and administer nonprofit initiatives.

Apply Your Certificate to Your Next Degree

Credits earned in your certificate program not only help prepare you for the next step in your career, they can also be applied to the MPA in Nonprofit Management or Master's in General Public Health program.


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Aligned with the Public Administration Profession

The Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate is designed around the Graduate Curriculum Guidelines established by the Nonprofit Centers Council (NACC). Topics covered include governance and accountability, organizational and program evaluation, fund development and management, strategic and operational planning, cultural competency and global perspectives, and collaborative strategies for responding to complex challenges.

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.

Gain Job-Ready Skills—Even Before You Graduate

Strengthen your collaboration skills as you take on real-world challenges in our in our exclusive virtual lab. You’ll enhance your ability to lead through challenges as you respond to situations while honoring ethics, organizational missions, operational efficacy, and cultural differences.