Professional Development

Certified Fund Raising Executive

Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organization whose sole mission is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

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Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration

The Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA) developed the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) program in the early 1980s as a means of professional development for individuals who mobilize and manage volunteers. From the beginning, this certification was intended to be:

  • Applicable to all types of settings and organizations
  • Competency-based
  • International in scope

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American Marketing Association's Professional Certified Marketer

AMA PCM® certification shows that the holder has demonstrated a mastery of the marketing knowledge base and, through maintenance of certification, is committed to staying informed of new developments in the marketing field.

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University of Alabama Birmingham – Nonprofit Management Certificate

The Graduate Nonprofit Certificate Program provides practitioners in the Greater Birmingham area with an opportunity to enhance their skills and improve their capacity to effectively run their organizations.

This program is designed to serve those who wish to gain specialized knowledge in the field of nonprofit management without committing to a graduate program. Classes are offered online and on campus.

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University of South Alabama – Nonprofit Management Certificate

The University of South Alabama Center for Continuing Education seven-course curriculum spans 32 weeks, giving you intensive training in non-profit management. Upon completion of the seven courses, you will receive a Level I noncredit Certificate in Non-Profit Management. Those wishing to explore rounding out their knowledge of non-profit operations may wish to enroll in the Grant writing Workshop and will receive a Level II certificate upon completion. The program is designed to help existing non-profit leaders hone their skills and introduce new leaders to the skills critical to guiding their non-profit to effectively fulfilling its mission.

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