The Nonprofit Management Certificate

*Application form is located at the bottom of the page. 

We are honored and excited that you are interested in being a participant in the 5th class of the ETCN Nonprofit Management Certificate. In today’s environment, nonprofits and those who work with them need to position themselves for success, and your involvement today is an effective way to evaluate yourself and your organization. The East Texas Center for Nonprofit’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program is designed to advance your skills and knowledge through a non-degreed, in-depth learning experience.

Each ETCN Nonprofit Management Certificate requires the completion of 7 full-day courses representing 56 hours of learning, not including outside resources and e-learning opportunities. All participants have 2-years to complete the required sessions. 


  • Risk & Financial Management- TBD
  • Strategic Planning- May 22nd
  • Fundraising- TBD
  • Program Planning & Evaluation- June 12th
  • Board Governance- TBD
  • HR & Volunteer Management- TBD
  • Branding, Marketing, & PR- TBD

*All sessions will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm at: 911 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler, TX 75701

Participants learn best practices in the seven key areas of operating a successful nonprofit organization. Each area of study will be taught by industry experts and will include handouts as well as a list of resources compiled into a binder for each student completing the class.

Who should participate?

It is designed for professionals already engaged in the field, as well as for those in transition, who are seeking a valuable professional credential.

Cost per session: $100/$700 for all completed certificate courses.

*If you pay in full by March 15th, you will receive a $100 discount totaling $600 for all completed courses. 

All certificate recipients will become alumni of the East Texas Center for Nonprofits (ETCN). This will grant them the ability to audit all future NPMC classes for free. 

At the end of this journey we are confident you will have strengthened your personal nonprofit management skills, competency, credentials, confidence and credibility. We also hope you will become connected to a group of peers who will continue to be a source of support.


*Because class size is limited to 20 participants, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible. 

After you submit your application:

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive an email with a registration link for finalizing payment in order to complete your application process. Payments may also be made before each individual session. You can indicate which payment method you prefer after you receive your acceptance email. The application approval process may take several weeks. If you have any further questions you can email or call 903-581-6376 x310.