Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management provides traditional students, working professionals, and volunteers in the nonprofit sector with the knowledge and managerial skills and techniques to respond to the challenges of this important and rapidly changing sector of society.
Students gain valuable expertise in critical areas such as managing human and financial resources, using technology to further organizational goals, and successfully mastering the system of performance contracting being introduced in Maine. Other topics examined include grant writing, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, board development, and interagency collaboration. The certificate courses are taught by Muskie core faculty as well as adjunct faculty from senior management and policy positions in public and nonprofit organizations.
The certificate may be taken as an additional 6 credits of coursework to augment the Public Policy & Management master's degree, or as a 12 credit certificate program that does not require matriculation in a degree program. Certificate programs include a choice of courses selected from curriculum of the master's degree.
Students select four courses (12 credits) including one required course and three electives from a list of approved PPM courses.
- PPM 535 Managing in the Nonprofit Sector (3 credits)
Choose three from the following courses:
- PPM 553 Volunteer Engagement and Management (3 credits)
- PPM 545 Grant Writing and Development in Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
- PPM 601 Applied Statistics for Public Policy and Management (3 credits)
- PPM 531 Measuring Performance in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors (3 credits)
- PPM 632 Human Resource Management in Public, Nonprofit and Health Organizations (3 credits)
- PPM 633 Strategic Planning in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors (3 credits)
- PPM 636 Management Information Systems in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors (3 credits)
- PPM 639 Topics in Public Policy and Management (3 credits)
Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
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Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)
New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes. (Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).
Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).
Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).