Nonprofit Management for the 21st Century

Get a strong foundation in the legal and managerial responsibilities of nonprofit organizations.


When and where

June 5, 2023July 2, 2023$1,345Register
June 8, 2023June 9, 2023$1,195Register
October 12, 2023October 13, 2023$1,195Register

Course Details

Nonprofit Management for the 21st Century is offered once a year in-person and online.

In-person Schedule
The in-person class is two days in length.

Day 1: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Online Schedule
The online course is four weeks in length.

Each week you'll have a course module to complete. Each module consists of:

  • readings (available in PDF format)
  • viewing a pre-recorded narrated presentation
  • completing a 10-question quiz where you must score a 7 or higher
  • engaging in forum discussions with others
  • and submitting assignments.

More details about the online format and requirements may be viewed here.

View the in-person class agenda.

View the online course agenda.

The location next to each course date indicates if the course is being held in-person or online.

The in-person class is held on the IUPUI campus. Please click on the location name for further details and recommended hotel accommodations.

Registrants will receive complete course logistical information upon registration.

Full participation in many of The Fund Raising School’s courses fulfill education point requirements for Category 1.B-Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Nonprofit Managment for the 21st Century qualifies for 13.0 CFRE Education Points/Hours.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: Tuition payment is due before the class begins and may be paid by credit card, check, or purchase order. All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of $275.

The Fund Raising School, an international leader in fundraising training and professional development, and  IU Executive Education at the O'Neill  School of Public and Environmental Affairs , a nationally ranked leader in nonprofit management education, are pleased to announce this course offering. It is one of four required courses for the Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership.

What this seminar is about

Through a unique collaboration, this innovative and affordable continuing education course will help you meet your professional goals. This seminar is designed for mid-level and upper-level nonprofit leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions in all areas of the nonprofit sector. The seminar includes topics of particular interest to fundraising professionals.

One of the biggest challenges facing the nonprofit sector today is the quality of its management and board. This seminar will provide participants with a strong foundation in the legal and managerial responsibilities of nonprofit organizations by engaging topics related to governance, accountability, collaboration, and leadership. This two-day course will address:

  • Leading, managing, and motivating volunteers and staff
  • Collaboration activities and partner relations
  • Watchdog organizations and the regulatory environment
  • Governance models, trends, and options
  • Roles and responsibilities of boards of directors
  • Public accountability and ethical leadership