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NONPROFIT ARTS MANAGEMENT

Get the motivation and management skills you need to lead a successful nonprofit by earning a Nonprofit Arts Management Professional Certificate. This 3-course certificate covers the fundamentals of creative entrepreneurship, the process of fundraising and self-promotion, and the basics of effective communication. Learn how to bring your team together with a mission and vision statement as you explore new creative writing skills that are invaluable at any nonprofit.

What you’ll walk away with:

  • Strategies for organizing staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers
  • Actionable plans for fundraising and revenue generation with a deep dive on financial reporting and nonprofit tax law
  • Writing samples to add to your creative and professional portfolio
  • The fundamentals of entrepreneurship with business plans that will set a sustainable foundation of growth for your nonprofit

Certificate pricing and details:

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  • 9-credit tuition (3 credits per course): $2,691
  • Non-credit tuition: $2,115
  • Fees: $120 Registration Fee (required for both credit and non-credit options)
  • Duration: 24 weeks

SAVE 10% OFF TUITION WITH CODE “CERT10” AT CHECKOUT WHEN YOU SELECT “APPLY A DISCOUNT” UNDER EACH COURSE.

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Creative Writing and Storytelling Essentials

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Nonprofit Management and Leadership

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Self-Management and Entrepreneurship

Build your skills as a creative entrepreneur in this Self-Management and Entrepreneurship course with Columbia College Chicago Online.
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Cara Dehnert Huffman

Cara Dehnert Huffman is an attorney, nonprofit executive, and passionate supporter of the arts and entertainment industries. In addition to teaching, Dehnert Huffman is an active writer and contributor to major art publications and other media outlets, including Chicago Artist Resource, Chicago Art Magazine and more, as well as a strategic planning and philanthropic consultant.

She has previous legal and arts administration experience as the former Executive Director of I Am Logan Square as well as with the Illinois Arts Council, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, and other creative organizations in Chicago and nationwide.

Course: Nonprofit Management and Leadership

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Justin Sinkovich

Throughout his career, Justin Sinkovich has started a record store and music venue, managed a record label and founded multiple music startups, including Epitonic.com, one of the first and most influential MP3 websites. His first record store, Landspeed Records, won “Best New Business” of the year (Metro Pulse).

In 2011, the music discovery startup—Epitonic, had grown to include a music and comedy festival, a live recording session series, a record label and a management company. While teaching full time, Sinkovich remains an active entrepreneur, consultant, producer and musician.

Course: Self-Management and Entrepreneurship

"Self-management and freelancing has a very realistic approach to life. Making the tasks more personal and implementing them in the class makes me feel like I can do this in the future."

— Camila R., Columbia Online Studeney
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Sam Weller

Sam Weller is a fiction and nonfiction writer. Weller is an award-winning author and writer of the national bestseller, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury. He co-edited the short fiction anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, and in 2014, the graphic novel adaptation of Shadow Show was published. Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury and has given more than 350 talks worldwide.

Courses: Creative Writing and Storytelling Essentials, Creative Storytelling Featuring Ray Bradbury

Each lesson reveals the endless possibilities our writings can accomplish. Through this, I believe it will further our expectations and ambitions as we delve deeper into the world of writing. It opens worlds, such as the lesson revolving around forms of narrative that could really be useful in times of struggle.

— Cristian R., Columbia Online Student

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