The Nonprofit Management Certificate

Our Nonprofit Management Certificate runs annually from February- May.

Exact days and registration will be available soon! Keep checking back or email for questions.

We are honored and excited that you are interested in being a participant in the 4th 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
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Fundraising 
  • Program Planning & Evaluation 
  • Board Governance
  • HR & Volunteer Management
  • Branding, Marketing, & PR  

*All sessions will take place from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the East Texas Center for Nonprofits located 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 before the first session,  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 ongoing discounts to all ETCN workshops and the opportunity to be part of an on-going networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunity facilitated by ETCN. 

Ongoing benefits include:

  • One free ETCN development training for the calendar year.
  • Ongoing discounted training fees.
  • Bright Ideas Luncheon guest/reduced all-day conference fee.

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.

*Application form is located below.


Please complete and return by, Wednesday, February 1st.

*Because class size is limited to 20 participants, we recommend submitting your application by January 1st.

  • *This program requires a brief description of your nonprofit career goals in the form of a personal statement or brief essay describing these goals to be submitted with your application for participation.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


All applicants will be emailed a registration link for finalizing payment and completing the application process. Payments may be made before each individual session.

Cost per session: $100/$700 for all completed certificate courses. Applicants paying for the entire course (7 sessions) before the first session date will receive a $100 discount.