Minors & Certificates

Non-Profit & Comm Leadership

What is Non-Profit & Comm Leadership?

What is Non-Profit & Comm Leadership?

The non-profit and community leadership (ORGL-NP) track will provide an interdisciplinary set of knowledge and skills needed to work and lead in the nonprofit, community organizations, civil society organizations, charities, nongovernmental organizations, advocacy groups, or public sector. The NP certificate combines core coursework in the various functional areas of organizational leadership, with elective courses that enable students to sample a variety of topics relating to leading a nonprofit, such as leadership, evaluation and assessment, advocacy, grant writing/fundraising, volunteer recruitment and supervision, maintaining relationship and communication with donors, and best practices in fundraising and communicating with potential donors. 

The objective of the certificate is to provide a fundamental understanding of nonprofit leadership as a discipline and potential career choice.

The certificate includes formal classroom training in leadership, non-profit leadership, and program evaluation, as well as a required practicum experience in a local organization.  Elective coursework further allows students to hone their leadership skills while also exploring specific content knowledge in an area of interest (e.g., gender, health, urban development). Collectively, these courses provide the content knowledge and hands-on application experiences that will prepare students for careers in the public sector or for graduate study in a related field (e.g., Public Administration, Community Psychology).



Contact the program director, whose name and information appear at the top of this screen.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Non-Profit & Comm Leadership

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


Uptown Campus West


Edwards One -4130K
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0376
Phone: (513) 556-1476
Nancy Rogers