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New Curriculum Announced for Fall Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Marlboro Graduate College has announced a revised curriculum for the 2014 Fall Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This renowned 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders gain and refine the essential skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions. The series will take place in Montpelier, at the Comfort Inn and Suites at Maplewood, and in Brattleboro at the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Center.

Students in the Nonprofit Management Program are active practitioners and leaders in Northern New England's vibrant nonprofit community. Typically about one-third of students are sitting Executive Directors and another one-third are in management positions. Americorps & Vista alum, board members, young professionals, encore career explorers, and those returning to the workforce are also encouraged to enroll. Learning takes place in day-long, face-to-face intensives, and continues outside of class in online portals. The Certificate alumni network is 450 strong.

This cohort will benefit from new workshops including:

  • Conflict resolution and critical conversations
  • Marketing/telling your story
  • Communicating your message and incorporating social media
  • Measuring your impact
Other updates include threads that will run throughout the 10 week semester including:

  • The Board's role in the topic
  • Policy templates and tools to support the topic
  • Ethical considerations related to the topic
  • Presentation skills/telling your story

Classes meet on Fridays, 8:30am to 4:00pm, for ten weeks. Small class sizes result in vibrant communities and opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.

Registration will open late July. To find out more about the Certificate in Nonprofit Management, please email Program Coordinator Kim Lier or reach her at (802) 251-7690. To get on the early notification for registration list, please add your name here. Financial aid is available.

“Learning from professionals in the field was invaluable, but learning from my peers was an opportunity I don’t think I could have gained anywhere else.”- Breanna Kline, Station manager, CATV

“Fridays became a gift to myself - time to step away from the day-to-day and invest in thinking and learning that I knew would help my organization succeed.”- Tara Kelly, Executive Director, RAFFL