Post-Degree DiplomasContinuing Studies

Program Requirements




You have a passion for activism, and enjoy the idea of working for an organization that promotes positive change. 


Western University students

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  • $100 Application Fee
  • Two sealed letters of reference

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Non Western/International Applicants

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  • $100 Application Fee
  • Two sealed letters of reference
  • OUAC application

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Required Courses

NFPM6002 - Writing for the Not-for-Profit Sector
NFPM6003 - Strategic Planning in Not-for-Profit Organizations
NFPM6004 - Public Policy in the Not-for-Profit Context
NFPM6006 - Volunteer Management
NFPM6007 - Development and Fundraising for Not-for-Profit Organizations
NFPM6011 - Finance for Not-for-Profit Organizations
NFPM6012 - Marketing and Public Relations for Not-for-Profit Organizations
NFPM6013 - Boards and Governance
NFPM6014 - Foundations of Leadership Development 
NFPM6016 - Event Management


NFPM6101 Practicum in Not-for-Profit Management

Work with our Placement Coordinator to prepare an effective resume and strengthen your interview and networking skills. You have an opportunity to apply to postings that are published to the class on the student intranet, or to work with the Placement Coordinator one-one-one to explore specific organizations that match your practicum and career goals.


May to September
You will complete the 560 hours over a 16-week period (35 hours/week).  


The practicum location is based on your preference and site availability.  


Successful completion of term one and term two courses is required before you can complete the culminating practicum placement. 


Sites may choose to offer payment, a monthly stipend or honorarium, but it is at the site's discretion and is not required for sites to be eligible to participate.


You earn the Diploma in Not-forProfit Management by regularly attending class and receiving a satisfactory grade in all required courses and successful completion of the practicum.