60 Credits | 2 Years
Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice, In Person, and Web Conferencing instruction. Select courses available at the WITC Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
Career Cluster: Business Management
If you want to exercise your leadership skills and have a passion for helping people in need, the Nonprofit Leadership degree is for you! Never before have nonprofit organizations been as important as they are today. With funding cutbacks to community resources, growing nonprofits are making up the gap in providing much-needed services to their regions and the nation. The Nonprofit Leadership program addresses strategies for meeting the challenges of acquiring new funding resources, recruiting a volunteer workforce, increasing service support needs and managing fiscal requirements.
As a student, you will explore the role of nonprofit organizations, developing volunteer and board relationships, coordinating grant and fundraising strategies, and managing fiscal resources. Graduates of this program could seek employment with government social services, YMCAs, assisted living centers, hospice, home care agencies, clinics, hospitals, Headstart and other childcare programs, domestic abuse and homeless shelters, and police, fire and EMS volunteer programs.
Nonprofit Leadership graduates will be able to:
- Apply sound decision-making about fiscal and financial resources
- Create individual professional development plans to meet organizational goals
- Facilitate effective employee relations
- Cultivate professional relationships to build community, board and volunteer resources
- Select appropriate communication strategy to fit the situation
- Explore the principles and concepts of nonprofit leadership
- Examine various grant and fundraising strategies commonly used in the nonprofit sector
- Plan, organize and evaluate nonprofit organizations based on its mission, vision and goals
Nonprofits are seeking qualified individuals to help further their missions of providing needed support and services in their communities.
Complete classes online.
Jobs in high demand.
Nonprofit Leadership classes are offered on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior). Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online and Your Choice instruction.
Accommodates your Goals
Not all students are seeking a two-year degree. Nonprofit Leadership offers different options for acquiring a certificate, technical diploma or the associate degree.
In addition to the real-life in-class experiences, students will participate in a hands-on field experience to practice the tasks and duties typically performed in a nonprofit organization.
Fit My Life Program
Fit My Life programs accommodate your life by providing an option of a part-time, evening and/or weekend core course schedule throughout your entire education, making it easier to work around childcare, work and other responsibilities.
The Nonprofit Leadership program is focused on enhancing leadership skills of both formal employees and a volunteer workforce, seeking out funding sources and managing budgets, and implementing marketing activities to meet organizational goals.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Continue your education to obtain a one-year technical diploma.
This is the program you're looking at.
Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out the application form along with a $30 application fee. After you've successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That's it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
60 Credits | 2 Years
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Nonprofit Leadership Program
Upon completion of the program, you obtain a Nonprofit Leadership associate degree.