Why earn a certificate in nonprofit administration?

This undergraduate certificate program is primarily directed toward students who want to acquire skills and enhance their qualifications for service in the nonprofit sector. You'll develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit organizations, the role of meeting human needs and the diversity of groups in society. You'll also gain hands-on learning through service work in the community and internships with nonprofit organizations.

The nonprofit administration certificate works well with any major area of study.

Nonprofit Administration Certificate at UND

  • Take courses through UND's College Business & Public Administration, one of the top 5% of business schools in the world.

  • Gain hands-on experience by completing service work in the community or internships with nonprofit organizations.

  • Participate in the Nonprofit Leadership Student Association.

Nonprofit Administration Careers


Median annual salary for social and community service managers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Projected job growth for social and community service managers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employers rank leadership among the most desirable qualities in job candidates — and one of the hardest traits to identify. UND graduates have gone on to work in a variety of organizations within the social sector.

Social and community service managers typically do the following:

  • Work with community members and other stakeholders to identify necessary programs and services
  • Oversee administrative aspects of programs to meet the objectives of the stakeholders
  • Analyze data to determine the effectiveness of programs
  • Suggest and implement improvements to programs and services
  • Plan and manage outreach activities for increased awareness of programs
  • Write proposals for social services funding

Nonprofit Administration Certificate Course Options

Gain the Insights to Lead

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance brings Grand Forks-area nonprofits together to meet students and discuss opportunities for experience.