Continuing Education

Professional Nonprofit Management Certificate Program (PNMCP)

Paulette Church, Director

Gigi congratulates Paulette, WRC's 2012 Woman of the Year

Gigi Baty (L), Director of FLC Continuing Education, and Paulette Church (R), Director of the PNMCP, celebrating Paulette's award as the WRC's 2012 Woman of the Year!

A Note from the Director 

This year the Professional Nonprofit Management Certificate Program has forged new partnerships with other professional nonprofit support organizations. Our new partners include:

These partnerships afford Certificate students the ability to apply CRC and CNA sponsored trainings to FLC's 50-hour PNMCP Certificate (online trainings are excluded, and there is a 6-hour maximum lifetime award). All you have to do is keep track of your hours (CE will provide you with a form to do this) and attach a copy of the flyer, email, or web information of the training for verification.

If you attended the 2014 Rural Philanthropy Days in Pagosa Springs, you can apply 4 hours for the conference (if you attended every day) and 1 hour for the CRC capacity building pre-training, if you attended. Other CRC and CNA trainings are awarded 1 hour PNMCP for approximately 3 hours of training (this is not an hour-for-hour award).

Fall 2014: Nonprofit Management - Making a Difference
We are presenting eight classes this fall which can be taken individually or as a series (10% off). This term's guest instructors feature a our best local and front-range nonprofit talent. 

NPM: Making a Difference
Paulette Church and Guest Presenters
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
     October 1 – November 19, 8 classes
     Fee: $  59 for individual classes
              $354 for the Series (Two classes free!) 

Topics and Guest Instructors will include: (10/1) Terry Bacon: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Nonprofits; (10/8) Margie Deane Gray: Community Fundraising and Making the “Ask”; (10/15) Daniel P. Harris: Moving Donors with Stories for Various Media; (10/22) Susan Lander: Gaining Corporate Sponsorships; (10/29) Chris Cable, Liz Mora, Vaughn Morris, and Sarada Leavenworth: What You Need to Know from a Top Executive Director Panel; (11/5) Rich Hoehlein and Paulette Church : Board Recruitment and Orientation; (11/12) Susan Lander and Paulette Church: Keys to Writing a Successful Grant; and (11/19) Lauren Patterson: Practical Program Evaluation: Measuring What You Value.. 

Paulette Church, Director
Professional Nonprofit Management Certificate Program

Certificate Program General Information:

  • Strictly noncredit (not for college credit);
  • Classes take place on FLC campus, and sometimes off-campus;
  • No tests, graded papers, or mandatory attendance;
  • Students evaluate instructors after each course;
  • Attendance in classes = 50 hours = Certificate
    • Class hours count toward a Certificate only if enrolled in the PNMCP by the end of term (fall or spring) during which the class was taken;       
  • There is no limit to the hours you may take in any term;
  • There is no time limit to earn a Certificate;
  • There is no set curriculum; take classes that are of highest benefit to you and your organization;
  • Courses are being developed on an on-going basis with the nonprofit sector in mind;
  • The PNMCP is designed to be practical: you will come away with skills that can be implemented right now;
  • Anyone can take courses offered for the nonprofit sector, regardless of enrollment in the PNMCP as a Certificate student;
  • A one-time $50 administrative fee supports administration, record-keeping, and program facilitation;
  • FLC students can participate in the Certificate program for a reduced rate: $30 administrative fee and 10% off class fees.

Please Note: Nonprofit management courses can be taken without registering in the Certificate Program. Class hours, however, cannot be applied retroactively after the term ends.


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CE Contact Information

(970) 247-7385
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Registration Info - PNMCP

To get started in the Professional Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, submit a PNMCP Registration Form. Payment may be submitted via our secure online store here.