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UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education Introduces New Specialized Studies Program in Nonprofit Management

IRVINE, Calif. – January 3, 2018 – Nonprofit management in the 21st century is a promising, challenging career that requires professionals skilled in organization, management and relationship building. University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) has developed a new Specialized Studies Program in Nonprofit Management available now. The Specialized Studies Program in Nonprofit Management covers aspects of organizational goals, fundraising models and initiatives, financial management and leadership strategies unique to the field of nonprofits.

“Having a thorough understanding of how internal and external factors can affect the day-to-day operations is necessary to navigate around the complexities of managing a nonprofit,” said Angela Jeantet, director of education and business programs at UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education. “This online specialized studies program is ideal for individuals new to or early on in a nonprofit management role as well as those who are considering a career change, and even experienced industry professionals who would like to obtain further coursework credentials.”

The program is for individuals involved in development roles in large and small nonprofit organizations who want to take a more proactive approach to organizational needs and activities. After completion of the program, participants will have the knowledge base and skills to contribute in high-functioning nonprofit teams and productive fundraising operations. The primary learning objective for all participants completing the program is high proficiency and knowledge of fundraising for nonprofit organizations, in addition to the following:

• Identify and define organizational goals, and how those align to mission, vision, organizational ethics and deliverables for success;

• Define various fundraising models and formulate plans for identification of funding streams and sources;

• Implement strategic financial management practices germane to non-profit resource administration and reporting;

• Analyze the viability of a new fundraising initiatives and the potential for success; and

• Implement leadership strategies specific to fundraising and nonprofit teams.

The required coursework for the Specialized Studies Program in Nonprofit Management includes: Nonprofit Management Fundamentals, Fundraising Models & Resource Development, Nonprofit Financial Management, Stakeholder & Board Management, Nonprofit Strategy, Nonprofit HR and Operations and Nonprofit Marketing & Communications. The Nonprofit Management Specialized Studies program is offered fully online.

For more information on the Specialized Studies Program in Nonprofit Management, please visit here or call (949) 824-5592.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit