November 18, 2019

Nonprofit Administration and Leadership Training Certification

This certificate in nonprofit leadership and administration establishes a foundation for those wanting to Nonprofit training in Denver--give a helping handwork in the nonprofit sector. It is an opportunity to get nonprofit training in Denver. CFU is not an accredited university and the certificate is not a university degree, but the course of study will enable someone starting out in the not-for-profit world to learn the basics. To earn the certificate, students must complete ten (10) classes, at least seven (7) coming from the list of Core Courses. 

NOTE: it is not necessary to enroll or pay for a special certificate program course. Simply start taking any of the qualifying classes listed below and contact the office when you think you’ve fulfilled the requirements or are getting close. We’ll review your record and issue a certificate. It is possible to complete a certificate in 3-6 months. Courses in this nonprofit training in Denver are short and practical. You can take them in any order. The program is not online, but in class with instructors who will answer your questions.

View the dates, times and costs of classes here.

Core Courses:

  • How to Start a Nonprofit Organization (#7105)
  • Become a Grant Writer (#3271)
  • How to Create a Business Plan that Works (#3272)
  • Building Your Nonprofit for the Future: Strategic Planning that Works (#7106)
  • The 3 R’s of Volunteers: Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition (#7104)
  • Finances and Nonprofits: A Layman’s Guide to Financial Statements (#1955)
  • The Keys to a Successful Event: Fundraising for Your Nonprofit (#3281)
  • Building & Developing the Best Board (#3205)
  • Know Thy Donor! Next-Level Fundraising (#3283)
  • Nonprofit Governance & Legal Issues (#3105)


  • Copyrights, Trademarks, & Trade Secrets (#3618)
  • Create Your Signature Talk (#1182)
  • Storytelling Sells: Copyrighting for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs (#1994)
  • Get In Bed with Your Audience: Public Speaking Made Easy (#3241)
  • Discover Your Talents, Develop Your Strengths (#3226)
  • Branding for Small Business: The 5 Keys to Building Your Brand for Success (#3208)
  • Writing for the Web (#2068)
  • Search Engine Optimization Basics (#1988)
  • Any business/marketing course

Updated September 2019