Non-Profit Management

With over 1.3 million organizations accounting for over 11 million employees, non-profit organizations make up one of the most vibrant sectors in the US economy. Managing those organizations requires a unique combination of compassion, purpose and administrative skill. In this online course, you will learn the fundamental principles of non-profit management. Designed for new non-profit leaders and those who wish to join the non-profit sector, key topics include managerial skills, finance and accounting, employment law, marketing, leadership, communication, budgeting, and fundraising.

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Job Outlook for Non-Profit Managers
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists Social and Community Service Managers among its fastest-growing job categories, forecasting 17% growth in demand between now and 2029. The BLS attributes this strong growth to an increasing need for services for the elderly, mental health services, and a trend that substitutes social and mental health treatment for incarceration. According to the BLS, Social and Community Service Managers earn $67,150 per year nationwide, on average. estimates that non-profit leaders earn $71,346 per year, on average.’s survey of 3,977 non-profit leaders discovered that 64% are female, with salaries ranging from $41-123,000 per year.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board and management team
  • Develop practical managerial, leadership, negotiation and communication skills
  • Understand basic finance, budgeting and accounting methods
  • Learn the basics of employment law, compliance, and regulatory requirements
  • Understand licensing, permits, and taxes
  • Fundraising

Nonprofit Management and Governance
Strategic Management in Operations
Financial and Accounting Management for Non-Profits
Marketing Management
Legal Issues in Operations
Fundraising Fundamentals
Organizational Leadership and Decision Making
Budgeting Essentials
Persuasive Communication
Negotiating Strategies

This online class will begin within 24-hours of student enrollment. Students will have 6-months to access their course and will complete approximately 300 hours of course work during this time.


  • Katherine Squires Pang 

Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law since 1983. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member of many universities, including New York University and UC Irvine. She received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001.


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Non-Profit Management FAQs


WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF A NON-PROFIT MANAGER?Non-profit managers are responsible to see that the organization is fulfilling its stated purpose. They oversee the organization's daily operations, including staffing, service delivery, financial leadership and regulatory compliance. In smaller non-profit organizations, managers may oversee an entire operation, while managers in large non-profits often direct departments or divisions of the organization. WHAT JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT?Job titles for non-profit managers usually convey their responsibilities for the organization's leadership and direction. They may include titles such as: Executive Director, Development Director, Fundraising Manager.
ARE NON-PROFIT MANAGERS LICENSED?Although local or state governments may have their own requirements, non-profit managers are not generally licensed. However, they are responsible to see that their organizations meet local, state and federal requirements for business licensing and for compliance with the purpose for which they were originally chartered and granted non-profit status.