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Features

Entirely Online | 30 Credits | 2 Years
  • Designed for professionals currently employed in philanthropy and nonprofit settings with 3-5 years of experience (preferred, but not required)
  • Earn your Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential, nationally recognized and designed specifically to prepare students for nonprofit leadership
  • Further your understanding of ethical policy and legal issues as they relate to philanthropy and nonprofit development

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Julianne Gassman

Program Coordinator

Associate Professor, Health, Recreation & Community Services
julianne.gassman@uni.edu
319-273-2204

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Janelle Finke

Enrollment Contact

janelle.finke@uni.edu
319-273-7740

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Delivered Entirely Online

Courses are offered entirely online over five semesters, using dynamic platforms including Zoom video conferencing and Blackboard. The program is delivered in a cohort model, allowing you to study with the same group of teachers throughout the program. 

 

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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Advance their career; certified nonprofit professionals are seven times more likely to rise to a senior leadership position
  • Articulate their skills and abilities in the fundraising and nonprofit sectors
  • Join a network of professionals – ACNPs
  • Become Executive Director; Director of Fund Development
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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To be admitted, students must submit:

  • An applicant statement responding to three questions within the application for admission
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts, sent directly to the Office of Admissions

GPA Guidelines

Undergraduate GPAAdmission Consideration
3.0 and aboveMay be considered for full admission
2.75-2.99May be considered for provisional admission
Less than 2.75May be denied admission

 

Next Steps


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Complete our online information request form. We'll send program updates, important information, and application deadlines directly to your inbox!

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Contact Us

Our team of support staff is available to help you throughout your UNI journey.

If you have any questions, contact us at 319-273-7206 or online@uni.edu for assistance!

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Scholarships Available

Online & Distance Education offers scholarships to qualified degree-seeking graduate students in select programs.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program. 

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