Course Description :


In this 2-hour and 45-minute curriculum, you will learn why the number one priority for any nonprofit should be financial stability - because if there is no money, there can be no mission.  You will learn what constitutes the full cost of operating your nonprofit as well as how common financial statements can be used to both determine your financial stability and improve your financial viability.


This certificate program, co-developed with David Greco of Social Sector Partners, is designed for anyone who operates a nonprofit or who would like to learn the basics of nonprofit financial management. While the content is written for U.S. nonprofits the principles are relevant worldwide.

Earn your certificate, badge, and CFRE credit by completing three courses and passing the exam. Full participation in the Financial Management Essentials Certificate is applicable for 2.75 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.



The curriculum is structured so that courses are completed in order. Once done, you can take the certificate exam. A passing score of 80% is required to obtain the certificate. You can take the exam as many times as needed to achieve a passing score.