C4NPR Minority Executive Leadership Certificate Program

This program is designed to support emerging minority nonprofit leaders, CEOs/Executive Directors and staff interested in growing into these positions.

This program is sponsored in part by
The Andersons

The Minority Executive Leadership Certificate program addresses the skills and strategies that enhance organizational sustainability to transform communities. High-quality professional development courses and mentorships provide training and ongoing support systems for personal and professional success.

Next cohort
July 2021 –
December 2021
Min 6 – Max 10

Accepting applications
Apr 12 – May 14, 2021

This C4NPR certificate provides you with the fundamentals you need to build and hone your skills in nonprofit management in a flexible online format. The facilitated cohort experience and mentoring sessions help apply the learning and helps you build your professional network.

MEL Closing Summit

To complete the C4NPR Minority Executive Leadership Certificate program, candidates are required to complete the requirements listed below. The brochure details the timeline for the next scheduled cohort.

Online courses

The four (4) on-line courses (estimated 15 hours) covering topics in the following tracks:
• Leadership in a Nonprofit
• Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development
• Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
• How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement

Click here for full descriptions of each course.

Live Events

The brochure provides details for the following live events for the next cohort:
• Kick-off Summit
• Four (4) monthly cohort meetings
• Closing Summit

Mentoring Sessions

The brochure provides details for the following mentoring activities in the next cohort:
• Four (4) individual mentoring sessions


Complete the following:
• Pre-Assessment
• Post-Assessment

If accepted into the program you will receive a special payment link.

$500 per participant*
Payment options
1 payment of $500
2 payments of $250

A limited number of scholarships are available for this certificate program. Contact Heather Bradley at heather@c4npr.org or 419-241-9513 to determine if your organization is eligible for a scholarship.

Refund Policy
100% refund if written notice of withdrawal from the program is received 30 or more calendar days before the Kick-off Summit.

50% refund if written notice of withdrawal is received 29-15 calendar days before the Kick-off Summit.

No refunds will be issued 14 days or less before the Kick-off Summit.

If you have questions about this certificate program, please reach out to Milva Wagner at
419-241-9513 or Milva.wagner@c4npr.org.