The United Way of Saginaw County and SVSU noncredit Certificate is for current and future staff and managers of local nonprofit agencies. This program is intended for managers of nonprofits and/or employ­ees who have upper level responsibilities. We offer a unique blend of theory, group activities, and case studies to meet each participant at her/his level. With the “Best Practices” tools and techniques, our students return to the nonprofit sector ready to meet and overcome today’s challenges. The participating nonprofit leader is offered the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with others in the same industry. Participants also have the opportunity to learn and network together in a comfortable, knowledge-building environment.

Our workshops are led by qualified instructors who are knowledgeable in the nonprofit sector and have additional teaching expertise. The certificate curriculum consists of 36 classroom hours. The certificate is awarded upon completion of ten three-hour workshops, 1 six-hour Grant Writing workshop, and 1 six-hour Capstone Presentation ses­sion.


Grants may be available for Saginaw County Agencies funded or affiliated with United Way.
The Full Grant application download is located to the left or call 989-964-4048 for more details

***NOTE: Saginaw County United Way Grants are available for full* or partial funding of the $494 total tuition, all applicant must pay $24 at the time of registration in order to be eligible for the grant. The $24 deposit is non-refundable unless your grant is not approved or may be applied to your tuition. *Full funding covers $470 of the tuition.  Grants are not available for individual workshops.

Please note: Do not call the United Way - All registration and information may be obtained from SVSU Office of Continuing Ed & Professional Development call 989.964.4048.

Cancellation Policy:  Nonprofit Management/Leadership Certificate Program

A notice must be received at least 7 days before the start of class to receive a refund less $24; however for grant recipients, a notice to cancel registration less than 14 days prior to the start of the class shall be responsible for full tuition and/or full repayment of grant.

You must be employed by a nonprofit organization and in a position of management or a supervision role to qualify for grant if available.  Because of the nature of the program, enrollment is limited to 25. This class will be re-scheduled when enrollment is less than 15.

Who Should Attend:

New and aspiring nonprofit managers who want to develop the fundamental skills to effectively manage a nonprofit organization.

Experienced nonprofit managers who want to become more effective by refining their skills.

Members of nonprofit boards of directors and other interested individuals who want to better understand nonprofit organizations.


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Winter Schedule Begins 2/6/15

Tuition:  $494
Scholarships Available for Saginaw County United Way Organizations
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