Nova Scotia Community College

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Nonprofit Leadership

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Field of Study:Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Description:This is a demanding program that prepares you with knowledge and skills in strategic leadership, finances, marketing, human resource management, partnerships and fundraising. Nonprofit organizations aim to provide a range of programs and services in Health, Education, Recreation, Arts and Culture and the Environment. They play a key role in improving our communities and our quality of life. In this program, you learn the difference between governance and management. You understand how policy, board motions and bylaws are developed and implemented. You set ethical standards for yourself and for others. The program teaches you the fundamental principles, issues and best practices for positive leadership. A special focus is placed on the importance of marketing and its impact on the organization. You design, implement and manage fundraising activities and community programs. You're introduced to financial accounting and learn human resource management approaches that help create a productive environment with satisfied employees and engaged volunteers. Using strategic alliances and partnerships as a tool to get results is something you master.

If you are committed to working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector and have a passion for continuous improvement, this advanced diploma will prepare you to make effective decisions that will direct a nonprofit organization's future growth and success.
URL:Nonprofit Leadership at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Fundraising Consultants

Admission Requirements


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    A post-secondary degree or a Community College Diploma or equivalent.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      A current, official Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check are required to complete work placements in this program. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Inability to obtain a work placement will impact the student's ability to complete program requirements and proceed through to graduation. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your program.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 13, 2018