Apply for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Partnering for Community Impact Certificate in Nonprofit Management
at The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
and Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a two-year program for early to mid-stage nonprofit professionals working in or focused on Chicago's South Side.

Taught by Crown Family School faculty and industry practitioners, this certificate will equip participants with the hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge they need to operate an effective organization, build a productive board, develop sound financial tools and budgets, improve fundraising, explore marketing strategies, and evaluate programming.


  • Bachelor's degree OR 300 hours of verifiable work or volunteer experience at a nonprofit
  • Demonstrated commitment to Chicago's South Side neighborhoods

Program Requirements

To be awarded a certificate of completion, participants must complete the following over a two-year period:

  • Six 90-minute Community Education Workshops at the Community Programs Accelerator
  • Three half-day Community Education Workshops at the Community Programs Accelerator
  • Core Course taught by Crown Family School faculty

Apply Now!

This year's application deadline is Friday, August 21, 2020.

The program begins on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

For any questions, please email Molly Bartels or Adrian Talbott.