FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Nonprofit Network (MWNN), in partnership with Framingham State University (FSU), announces applications are now available for the 2022 session of the MWNN/FSU Nonprofit Management Certificate for Practitioners program.
This 12-week interactive online course, set to launch on September 9, 2022, is designed for individuals who are interested in furthering their knowledge and skills as nonprofit leaders, aspiring and emerging leaders, mid-level nonprofit managers, and individuals seeking to change careers and enter the nonprofit sector.
The course has two key goals: providing future leaders with the practical skills needed to lead effective organizations and actively supporting individuals with diverse identities and experiences who are interested in a pathway to nonprofit leadership.
The program is delivered by skilled faculty who bring local nonprofit expertise and lived experience with them. The curriculum focuses on blending theory with the practical application of knowledge and skills. Students who attend the program will have an opportunity to build a professional network of mentors and colleagues that will support them beyond the completion of the program.
The certificate program focuses on five theme areas: Nonprofit Fundamentals, Organizations and
People, Building Equitable and Inclusive Organizations, Finances and Fundraising, Communications
and Marketing, and Data and Evaluation.
“We are excited to build on the success of our 2021 inaugural program. We have enormous talent and expertise in the MetroWest nonprofit sector and this program has proven that it is a vehicle for not only identifying and supporting future leaders but also creating an opportunity for the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next,” said Anna Cross, Executive Director of MWNN. “Building and nurturing collaborations is a cornerstone of MWNN’s work. Our partnership with Framingham State University, the generosity of our corporate partners who have contributed to a robust scholarship program and the enthusiasm of our faculty have all come together to ensure that our future nonprofit leaders have access to the tools they need to meet the challenge of building a just and equitable world.”
Applications are now open and can be accessed at https://metrowestnonprofit.org/certificate/
MWNN was created in 1992, in response to the need to bring MetroWest nonprofits together to
share ideas, resources, and professional development opportunities. Today, as a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization, MWNN continues to offer the services and support that MetroWest
nonprofits are seeking; opportunities for collaboration, connections to the expertise of their
colleagues throughout the region, and access to resources that support and strengthen their