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Earn a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate online!

Now you can complete Minnesota State University, Mankato's Nonprofit Leadership Certificate online. Or you can take a single online course that helps give you the special skills you need to build your knowledge and effectiveness as a nonprofit employee and leader.

Online courses provide you accessibility and convenience along with the opportunity to interact with faculty and other students through group discussions, bulletin boards, and chat rooms. Experienced faculty provide you with hands-on guidance as you complete projects that help develop the skills and understanding necessary for effective leadership and management in nonprofit organizations.

Here's how you do it

Complete the following 3-credit courses online:

  • Nonprofit Leadership 273 – Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership
  • Nonprofit Leadership 473 – Advanced Workshop in Nonprofit Leadership
  • Sociology 466 – Program Planning
  • Urban Studies 230 – Community Leadership
  • Urban Studies 453 – Grants Administration

Then, complete a 3-credit internship with a nonprofit in your local area with faculty supervision from your choice of MSU's Departments of Sociology, Urban Studies, Recreation, Parks & Leisure, or Social Work.

You'll receive responsive and friendly technical support from MSU's Office of Information and Technology Services.

Getting Started Online

D2L or Desire to Learn is MSU's online course management system. All the course materials, announcements, assignments, and class discussions are handled through this easy-to-use system.

For more information and for system requirements, go to Getting Started with D2L

To activate your MSU email account and for other information on using the electronic services at MSU, go to Find Your Way Around E-MSU!

To log in to your course go to D2L.

For more information about the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program, contact:

Dr. Kristi Rendahl, Director

Nonprofit Leadership Program
Minnesota State University, Mankato
111 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5215
Fax: 507-389-5569