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Earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Career Development

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AmeriCorps members and recent alums are invited to apply for a Nonprofit Career Development Certificate program through the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy at The Bush School at Texas A&M UniversityThe program will run February to April 2023. Coursework is approximately 3 hours a week: 2 hours asynchronously, and one hour Monday evenings. All coursework is virtual, and course descriptions are listed below.

Priority selection will be given to individuals who:

  • are between 17 to 25 years of age
  • are serving or recently served as an AmeriCorps member in the state of Texas
  • reflect the race and/or income of communities being served

Selected individuals will receive a scholarship to cover the full cost of the certificate program. Technology scholarships may also be available to ensure access to technology is not a barrier to participating.

Applications are currently being accepted through November 30, 2022. Individuals will be notified of scholarship decisions early January 2023.

This opportunity is powered by OneStar, and made possible with the support of the National Philanthropic Trust as recommended by the Schultz Family Foundation

Course Descriptions

Social Justice Leadership at Nonprofit Organizations

Deepens participant knowledge of biased systems within nonprofits which have contributed to a longstanding culture of inequity with regard to leadership roles, build participants’ abilities to recognize and take inventory of associated fairness barriers, and empower learners to address these issues from a data perspective to accelerate racial equity at nonprofit organizations.

Situational Leadership Model

Focuses on and introduces the highly regarded theory of leadership, known as the Situational Leadership Model, which focuses on leadership in situations. The assertion of the theory is that different kinds of leadership are required for different situations, and it continues to serve as an important tool for managers and leaders in a variety of professional settings.

Nonprofit Strategic Management

Provides a framework, the Nonprofit Strategic Management Cycle, which identifies strategic decision areas to consider as nonprofit leaders to create social value and sustain organizational operations.

Nonprofit Performance Measurement

Highlights performance measurement as a system that organizes information based on the regular collection and analysis of performance data. Course is designed to assist learners develop implementation skills by using a public service performance measurement system which is built on the concept of the balanced scorecard.

Understanding Fundraising

Introduces participants to the fundamentals of philanthropy at organizations. Participants will acquire knowledge about trends in giving, fundraising ethics, understanding revenue streams, and the various professional fundraising functions and their associated leadership best practices.