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Nonprofit Management

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Introducing Linfield University's Online and Continuing Education (OCE)

Nonprofit Management Major

The nonprofit world is transforming. The common misunderstanding that nonprofits cannot make a profit is being replaced by entrepreneurial leaders who develop business plans, think strategically, pay good wages and make a profit. If you are ready to challenge the old way of thinking, pursue a major in nonprofit management at Linfield. Immerse yourself in an exploration of what the nonprofit sector is becoming.

The program at a glance

Online format

Online courses available through accelerated 10-week terms

Time commitment

Major coursework of 40 credits in 12 courses can be completed in 24 months

Tuition and fees

Tuition is $495 per credit with an online fee of $225 each term


Skills you will gain

This flexible program designed for working adults will prepare you to jump into the growing field of nonprofit leadership. Improve your skillsets:

  • Developing a strategic plan for a nonprofit organization
  • Managing marketing and communications for your organization, including social media
  • Creating a fundraising and resources blueprint for organizational growth

As a nonprofit management major at Linfield

you might take:

Managing Nonprofit Organizations

Examine key topics for effective management and governance of nonprofit organizations. (BNPM 370)

Grant Writing

Learn the step-by-step process of identifying, researching, evaluating, grant research/writing skills and knowledge necessary to produce effective grant proposals. (BNPM 473)

Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises

Explore significant global problems and develop innovative solutions that drive transformational social change. (BNPM 371)

Students working at Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP)

Hands-on learning

This program ends with a project where you can put your skills gained into action! You'll work with a local nonprofit leader on either strategic planning or grant writing during the capstone course.

What you can do with a nonprofit management degree from Linfield

Upon completion of the nonprofit management major, you might consider the following career paths in nonprofit leadership:

  • Chief executive officer (CEO)
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Communications director
  • Executive director
  • Development director
  • Program coordinator
  • Program director
  • Project manager
  • Fundraising director
  • Social services manager
  • Public relations director
  • Administrative/operations manager

Advance your career

Request more information about Linfield's nonprofit management online program today.


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