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Community & Nonprofit Leadership, Capstone Certificate

Nonprofit employers seek professionals who are not only energized to tackle complicated real-world problems, but equipped to develop and implement sustainable solutions. A Capstone Certificate in Community and Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Wisconsin–Madison prepares you to be an effective change agent in the nonprofit sector and community efforts.

The Community and Nonprofit Leadership certificate embraces a multi-disciplinary, ecological, community-centered approach that focuses on community dynamics and community-led efforts in addition to organizational management approaches. It encourages critical thinking and skill-building which acknowledges and addresses root causes, alongside the development of tactical, operational, and management skills typically associated with nonprofit leadership.

Visit the Capstone Program webpage

View the UW–Madison Guidebook for admissions information.


Mary Beth Collins
Executive Director,
Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies