Nonprofit Pathway Certificate

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Do you like helping others? Are you passionate about a cause? Do you want to make a difference with your career?  Nonprofit organizations provide meaningful careers for people like you.  

The Nonprofit Pathway Certificate  

  • Engages students in building or expanding the skills and knowledge needed in today's nonprofit workforce.
  • Incorporates real-life learning opportunities through community partnerships. 
  • Provides transfer options toward the Bachelor of Public Service at University of Colorado Denver.

“I feel as though I have learned so much from these classes.  When I bring up ideas discussed in class, most co-workers haven’t heard of them.” 

“The Intro to Nonprofit Organizations course has really helped me to gain a broader understanding of the nonprofit world, the role of a board, how to read a budget, and it also pushed me to complete a project that has already benefitted my career!”

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The Nonprofit Pathway certificate at Red Rocks was created in partnership with Community First Foundation to prepare students to build skills and knowledge needed to become high impact changemakers working in the nonprofit sector.  

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The Nonprofit Pathway Scholarship 

  • Scholarships are non-competitive and available on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible applicants.  
  • Scholarships cover approximately 50% of the cost of Nonprofit Pathway course tuition and fees.
  • Applicants must have been accepted to RRCC and have a RRCC Student # to apply for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must be registered in one or more of the Nonprofit Pathway courses to receive this scholarship.
  • The Nonprofit Pathway Scholarship is powered by Community First Foundation.

Determine your eligibility and apply here

Certificate Overview 

The Nonprofit Pathway is a program of the Business Department. The following courses are required to earn the Nonprofit Pathway certificate.

  • Total certificate 16 credits*
    • Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit)
    • Program Design, Evaluation & Decision Making (3 credit)
    • Building Financial Support for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit)
    • Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit)
    • Approved Elective (1 credit)
    • Internships or capstone (3 credit)

*If you do not plan to complete the certificate program, courses can be taken individually as needed to meet your personal or professional goals.


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