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To Get to the Top, You Have to Take the First Step. Apply for the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate.

The Next Cohort Will Start in Spring 2018

I was new in my role as Executive Director, and I hoped to learn high-level management technique and theory, and also some practical skills. The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate is intensive, but it’s a very thoughtful and organized course with exceptional breadth and depth. I met an absolutely wonderful group of nonprofit leaders, whom I now consider friends. It was well worth the investment!

Alyson Gregory Richter

Executive Director, Project Transformation

The Redesigned Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Has Been Crafted for New Executives and High Potential Leaders.

The CNM Connect and SMU CAPE Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program has been redesigned and expanded for nonprofit professionals who have demonstrated a high potential for leadership and a willingness to develop their talent for a greater organizational impact.  The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate focuses on personal leadership development in an environment that allows you to collaborate and learn with your peers.

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program is ideal for candidates who meet the following criteria: participants should have five years of experience in the nonprofit sector, five years of management experience, be an aspiring executive leader who is currently in a senior management position and/or a first-time or new Executive Director/CEO.

Some key elements of the program include:

  • Trust, A Leadership Necessity & Economic Driver
  • Building Talent in Self & Leadership Teams
  • Board Leadership, Governance, Ethics & Financial Transparency
  • Culture of Philanthropy and Succession Planning
  • Change Management
  • Leadership in Action


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