Skip to main content

Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program


The Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program has been designed to meet the unique challenges faced by managers in an environment where the focus is on helping others. Each day is facilitated by an experienced professional who has the knowledge and expertise expected in a university program. With their unique experiences and perspectives each facilitator will provide a relevant and dynamic day of learning and sharing with other NFP professionals.

Each participant may choose one or all five (5) courses of this program. Completion of all five (5) courses will lead to a University Certificate awarded by Ontario Tech University.

Spring 2020 registration now open

CFRE Approved

SPRING 2020 Schedule:

Legislation and Governance (AM)     Thursday, April 2, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Managing Finance and Report Requirements (PM)  Thursday, April 2, 2020 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff Thursday, April 16, 2020 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Revenue Generation and Operation Management  Thursday, April 30, 2020 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Communications and Marketing in a Digital Age Thursday, May 14, 2020 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
People Management - Staff and Volunteers Thursday, May 28, 2020 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Legislation & Governance
    • Mission, vision and values
    • NFP legislation (National and Provincial)
    • Letters of Incorporation
    • Board and committee structure
    • Bylaws, policies and procedures
    • Annual and special meetings
    • Risk management
  • Managing Finance & Report Requirements
    • What is not-for-profit accounting?
    • A review of financial statements / budgets
    • Registered charity and NFP reporting
    • HST, Property tax relief
    • Understanding of the differences between NFP's and registered charities
    • CRA tax receipting rules
    • Understanding of existing and new Ontario non-profit legislation
  • People Management - Staff and Volunteers
    • Understanding the difference between management and leadership
    • Creating a positive organizational culture
    • Succession planning - finding and keeping the right people for your organization
    • Employment contracts that work
    • Effective reward and recognition programs
    • Motivating staff and volunteers
  • Revenue Generation and Operation Management
    • General Management
    • Strategy to Operations
    • Operational Planning
    • Revenue Generation Planning
  • Communications & Marketing in a Digital Age
    • Marketing and communication principles
    • Unique value proposition
    • Targeting your audience
    • Integrated marketing plans
    • Social media marketing strategies
    • Event management
  • Leadership and Strategy for Boards and Staff
    • Strategic plans
    • Operating and performance plans
    • Program evaluation
    • Quality management
    • Creating a culture of philanthropy 
    • Fundraising plans and campaign

 Registration Status

Ontario Tech University North campus location
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

April 2, 2020 to May 28, 2020


$1700 for full program + HST
$450 per individual course + HST 

view Program BROCHURE

Online Secure Registration

Parking, refreshment and lunch included in Registration Fee

Contact Information: 

The program covered a wide range of topics that were extremely relevant to daily nonprofit operations... In just five classes I’ve felt much more prepared to advance my nonprofit with a solid strategy in place. RochelleNot-For-Profit Leadership Certificate ProgramExecutive Director, A Greener Future