Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Enhance your management skills and explore new techniques to effectively lead your organization.

Are you an Alaska nonprofit or tribal leader? Do you want to enhance your management skills and explore new techniques to effectively lead your organization? The Foraker Certificate in Nonprofit Management features courses developed to apply classroom teachings to your workplace, case studies directly related to issues facing Alaska nonprofits, and a network of fellow professionals to last a lifetime.

Why take Certificate?

Intensive: The Certificate program is only four months long. We’ve created a curriculum that will deliver results similar to other longer and more expensive programs.

Practical skills: Instead of relying on textbooks and lectures, we focus on real-life, Alaska-relevant examples and the experiences of your fellow class members to guide your work the next day.

Peer network. The Certificate experience includes a mix of small and large group interactions, which translates into an instant statewide network of nonprofit colleagues who share similar struggles and victories and who will provide resources and referrals for you throughout your career.

Who is Certificate for?

Successful Certificate participants are committed to a career in Alaska’s nonprofit sector.

The courses are designed to immediately apply what you learn in class to your workplace. Those who are currently in leadership roles and who have the ability to influence positive change within the organization will find the program most valuable.

Certificate is for nonprofit professionals across the state – no matter whether you’re leading a large organization or a small one, or if you have been in the field for decades or only a year, this program is designed to meet you where you are in your career.

When and where are classes held?

Once again, this year, we are offering the program virtually. Courses will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 am– 12:30 pm starting August 30 and ending December 20.

You can find a detailed schedule here. In the future we plan to return to in-person classes held in Anchorage.

What is the cost for the Certificate program?

Every effort is made to keep costs to a minimum. 

The fee is $2,800, or $2,300 for Foraker Partners.

Are scholarships available?

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. We are also offering internet reimbursement for those that need it. Please indicate your interest on the application.

The Mat-Su Health Foundation offers scholarships each year to Mat-Su nonprofit leaders to attend Certificate. For more information go to www.healthymatsu.org. Other scholarships may be available. Check with your employer and local resources.

When is the next Certificate program?

The next Certificate program will start August 30, 2021 and run through December 20, 2021.  You can find the schedule here

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2021 fall cohort are closed. Please let us know if you are interested in the 2022 cohort and we can add you to our outreach list.  

Space is limited. Our goal is to select a cohort of nonprofit leaders that represents the diversity of nonprofit missions, leadership experience, and geography of the state. This is a competitive process, and we encourage you to engage fully in the application process.

Questions? For more information on the Certificate program, contact us or call 907-743-1200.