UNLV Continuing Education collaborates with United Way of Southern Nevada to address the growing demand for nonprofit professionals
With a shared goal to increase capacity of nonprofits in the Las Vegas valley, UNLV Continuing Education and United Way of Southern Nevada are partnering to offer a co-branded Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The program will educate individuals on fundraising, volunteer management, program development, board development, grant writing, legal compliance and other topics necessary to ensure a prepared workforce in the nonprofit sector.
“We are excited to collaborate with United Way of Southern Nevada,” said Joe Miera, Vice Provost for Educational Outreach. “Our students will have the opportunity to learn best practices from experienced instructors on location at United Way’s first-class facilities.”
The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of UNLV, has signed an agreement with United Way of Southern Nevada to deliver nonprofit management training. The program curriculum is designed for individuals working in the nonprofit sector, board members, volunteers and those looking to enter the industry. Instructors are subject matter experts from various organizations within the non-profit sector.
“United Way is committed to working with and through nonprofits to solve our community’s toughest problems,” said Scott Emerson, President and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada. “I have personally seen the valuable knowledge that graduates receive through the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program to move their organizations, careers and communities forward. Only with strong non-profit partners can we solve the complex and pressing issues in our community.”
For more information, visit the program information page at https://continuingeducation.unlv.edu/catalog/nonprofit-management-certificate-program
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. Learn more at UNLV.edu
About United Way of Southern Nevada:
United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. Together, we step into the ring and invite others to stand with us as a united front against social injustices and forces keeping our community's most vulnerable residents from a good life. We are bold and innovative to solve our toughest problems. Together, we fight for the future of our community – and we will win. Join us at uwsn.org.