Non-Profit and Social Sector Management
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
|Work-Integrated Learning:||Optional Work Term|
This Ontario College Graduate Certificate offers students an understanding of how to lead and manage a nonprofit organization toward sustainable growth. In doing so, graduates will master a basic competency skill level in a wide range of functional areas common to business but adapted and applied to the nonprofit organization. Graduates will demonstrate not-for-profit values with 'for-profit' skills.
The purpose of the program is to develop competence in program planning, development and evaluation; transparent and ethical corporate governance practices; marketing and sales; funds sourcing, including the latest trends in fundraising; financial management; human resources management; and, building partnerships and leveraging volunteer engagement to effectively manage public benefit programs and social services.
Drawing on local, national and international cases, students are exposed to the diversity of the sector and the challenges in managing large and small organizations within the sector. The mandatory student internship is a field placement designed for students to gain valuable experience and draw on the experience of actual organizations and leaders in the GTA. Students will experience applying leadership and problem solving skills in a community-based organization.
You will benefit from an unpaid field placement that applies classroom learning in a nonprofit or social enterprise setting. Your placement will give you experience completing high demand deliverables, including:
- measuring the impact of social programs with SROI analysis
- new legislation compliance plans
- brand management and marketing plans at organizational and event levels
- fundraising strategies
- volunteer engagement strategies
- human resource management policies and procedures manuals
- social enterprise business planning
- A recognized degree or three-year postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution; OR
- Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
- English proficiency at the postsecondary level.
There are over 69,000 organizations employing almost 1.2 million people in the non-profit sector in Canada in areas such as health and social services; development and housing; arts and culture; sports and recreation; environment; international; religion; education and research; law, advocacy and politics; and, fundraising and grant making. Organizations that employ professionals, such as our graduates, are associations, non-profits, charities, advocacy groups, foundations, social enterprises and co-operatives. The non-profit sector accounts for over 7% of the GDP in Canada, making it larger than the auto industry in Ontario. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and credentials to embrace management opportunities in any of the diverse array of organizations in the social sector.
Full participation in the Non-Profit and Social Sector Management Graduate Certificate is applicable for 75 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Work-Integrated Learning - Optional
Optional Work Term
Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.
|Work-Integrated Learning Model|
|Year 1||Semester 1||Semester 2||Work Term|
The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.
Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.
Important Academic Dates
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2017/2018 Academic Year
|IBS603||Fundamentals of Project Management|
|NPM700||Introduction to the Non-Profit Sector|
|NPM703||Strategic Planning for Non-Profit and Social Enterprises|
|NPM706||Resource Development Strategies|
|NPM802||Computer Applications and Information Systems|
|NPM804||Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations|
|NPM702||Leadership Approaches in the Non-Profit Sector|
|NPM704||Human Resources Management in the Social Economy|
|NPM800||Building Alliances and Partnerships in the Social Sector|
|NPM801||Marketing Management for Non-Profit and Social Enterprises|
|NPM803||Program Development, Management and Evaluation|
|NPM807||Integrated Project II|
|WTP100||Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)|
|Work-Integrated Learning Term|
|NPM441||Non-Profit and Social Sector Management, Work Term|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Stacy Chan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22806
|International Admissions Advisor:||International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
|Program Student Advisor:||Lisa Ballantyne
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22175
|Program Coordinator:||Jane Haddad
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26334
|Program Chair:||Maria Sairoglou
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26718
|Financial Aid & Awards|
Program Co-ordinator Jane Haddad is interviewed on Rogers TV daytime York Region. Video
"The NPL curriculum provided me the knowledge and qualifications I need to succeed in my current role. The professors well aware of the issues affecting the nonprofit landscape, enabling them to provide students with the skills employers require. I would definitely suggest this program for anyone who is interested in a career in the nonprofit sector."
Scientists in School
"Government and the For-Profit sectors alone will never solve all of the world’s problems. This program is more important than ever because globally we need great leaders of the Non-Profit sector as well to accomplish truly meaningful things for those in need."
Habitat for Humanity, New York City