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2015 Nonprofit Management

Program Overview

Learn to manage people, to build effective programs, and to maintain a healthy and efficient nonprofit organization. Develop the knowledge, insights and abilities to enter or advance your career in the nonprofit field. Curriculum focuses on nonprofit leadership, financial management and the broader operational aspects of nonprofits.

Structured as a rigorous series of short courses taught by nonprofit practitioners, courses last from two to six weeks each. Evening classes are generally held once per week at the UW Tacoma campus. Total class time for the program is 90 hours.

Target Audience

Courses are designed for those with some experience working or volunteering in a nonprofit organization; however, nonprofit experience is not required to enroll. You will gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to pursue or advance a career in the nonprofit sector in these areas:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Executive Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Donor Development
  • Fundraising/Sponsorship
  • Public Outreach
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Event Coordination
  • Project Management
  • Membership Services
  • Marketing and Communications


If interested in the specialized aspects of fundraising and development – for example learning the skills needed as a Major Gifts Officer – check out our Fundraising Management Certificate program. Graduates of the Nonprofit Management program are eligible for a 10% discount on Fundraising Management open enrollment courses. For details please contact us at

Earning the Certificate

Unique to UW Tacoma is the ability to start a certificate with any course in the program - whether it starts Fall Term, Winter Term or Spring Term. You have two years from the start of your first course to complete the certificate program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, participants earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington Tacoma and 9.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Participants must meet the minimum standard of 80% for attendance and completion of coursework.

Enrolling in Individual Courses

A limited number of spaces may be available to professionals who do not intend to pursue the certificate.

Recommended qualifications

There is no application requirement for admission to this program. Two years of college and/or two years works experience in the nonprofit sector is recommended.

Click on course name for more information and to register.

2018/2019 Courses




Fall Nonprofit Leadership 09/25/2018 - 10/30/2018
Fall Performance Measurement 10/11/2018 - 11/15/2018



Winter Ethics in Nonprofit Leadership 01/23/2019 & 01/30/2019
NOTE: Date Change
Winter Human Resource Development 02/07/2019 - 03/14/2019
OPTIONAL Workshop: Race, Power and Social Impact within Nonprofit Organizations 3/25/2019



Spring Financial Management 03/20/2019 - 04/10/2019
Spring Fundraising Essentials 04/23/2019 - 06/11/2019
No class on 05/14 or 06/04

Payment Options

Pay as you Go: $199 to $599 + $45 per course

Pay for the Series: $2994 + $45 registration fee. ($225 savings!)

Graduates of the UW Tacoma Fundraising Management Certificate program are eligible for a 10% discount on Nonprofit Management courses. For details please contact us at

The university’s tuition exemption policy does not apply to this program. Fees and tuition are subject to change.

CFRE International Approved Courses

Completion of the courses above is approved for Continuing Education Points through CFRE International under Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Fundraising professionals may enroll in individual classes to upgrade skills and earn recertification points. 2018 Courses approved. 2019 Courses will be submitted for approval.

Nonprofit Leadership  18 PTS
Performance Measurement  18 PTS
Ethics in Non-Profit Leadership  6 PTS
Human Resource Development  18 PTS
Financial Management  18 PTS
Fundraising Essentials  18 PTS

Complete participation is defined as an individual attending an educational session during each time slot in which such a session is offered. Partial participation in this activity qualifies for 1 CFRE Continuing Educational Point per educational session contact hour; partial hours may be counted in increments of .25 points per 15 minutes.  Students may request a document from KeyBank PDC showing these hours after quarterly grades are posted.

More about CFRE International...


Financial Management for Nonprofits Course #: 19STNP129A
Instructor: Alan Strand Fee: $399.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
12 Hours / 1.2 CEU's   W   3/20/2019-4/10/2019 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Spring 2019

NOTE: Class times have been updated.

Building/Room: UW Tacoma Garretson Woodruff & Pratt, GWP 101

Fundraising Essentials Course #: 19STNP139A
Instructor: Toni Aspin, Alison Pride Fee: $599.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
18 Hours / 1.8 CEU's   Tu   4/23/2019-6/11/2019 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Spring 2019

Class times have been updated.

Please note that classes will not be held on May 14th or June 4th to allow additional time for completion of grant writing projects.

Building/Room: UW Tacoma Garretson Woodruff & Pratt, GWP 101

Workshop: Race, Power and Social Impact within Nonprofit Organizations Course #: 19STNP003A
Instructor: Nick Bayard Fee: $299.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
5.5 Hours / 0.55 CEU's   M   3/25/2019-3/25/2019 9:00 AM-3:45 PM

There will be a 60-minute lunch on your own.

Building/Room: UW Tacoma Tioga Library Building, TLB 115

SPRING TERM Elective Workshop

Our January workshop filled up - so we are offering an encore presentation of this workshop in March.


Not required as part of Fundraising Management or Nonprofit Management Certificate programs.

A Nonprofit Organization discount is now available for registrations of more than three (3) people from the same group for this encore session. Please contact us at for more information.


Human Resource Development

  Class is already in session and we are no longer accepting registrations...

Course #: 19WTNP149A
Instructor: Chrystina Solum, Nora Flemming de Sandoval Fee: $599.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
18 Hours / 1.8 CEU's   Th   2/7/2019-3/14/2019 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Winter 2019

NOTE: Class times have been updated.

Building/Room: UW Tacoma Pinkerton, PNK 104

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