Project Management for Nonprofits Certification

Project and leadership strategist Jami Yazdani will introduce you to project management basics. You will learn actionable strategies that can help any nonprofit successfully plan and deliver projects. Your valuable certification will propel your career growth.

Benefits of Certification

  • Build strong teams with effective communication
  • Foster successful outcomes for your nonprofit
  • Demonstrate your knowledge
  • Accelerate your career
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Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25, 2024; 3:00 PM Eastern or Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 6, 2024; 3:00 PM Eastern

4 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

Training Overview

Project Management: Your Fastest Path to 2024 Career Growth!

In 2024, proficient project managers garner promotions and salary increases. This is the opportune moment for upskilling!


You and your nonprofit undoubtedly have ambitious goals for 2024. To achieve them, you must be a master of project management. You need to wrangle various resources, achieve ambitious schedules, and tightly manage your budget. By infusing proactive planning and intentional communication, you can improve outcomes.

An engaging series of four webinars packed with proven techniques will enable you to immediately:

  • Build strong teams with effective communication
  • Foster successful outcomes for your nonprofit
  • Demonstrate your knowledge
  • Accelerate your career

Project Management for Nonprofits Certification

Session 1: Introduction to Project Management for Nonprofits

  • Why project management?
  • Phases and considerations
  • Lifecycle
  • Domains or areas of focus
  • Planning approach for focus areas

Session 2: Stakeholders and Communications

  • Project initiation
  • Stakeholders and teams
  • Inclusion
  • Effective communication
  • Communication planning
  • Virtual considerations

Session 3: Scope, Deliverables, and Schedule

  • Scope, scope planning, and scope creep
  • Communication process
  • Deliverables and deliverables planning
  • Schedule and schedule planning
  • Project management tools
  • Integration and integrative planning

Webinar 4: Project Closing and Beyond

  • Project closing
  • Recognition and retrospective
  • Common project problems
  • Communication process
  • Beyond projects
  • In practice: scope, deliverables, schedule, shareholders, and communication
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior management
  • Financial staff
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Program directors
  • Project managers
  • Grant managers
  • Operations managers
What's included
Training includes
  • Project Management For Nonprofits Certification
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Jami Yazdani
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) & Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)
  • Founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation in 2018 to help mission-driven organizations solve management problems
  • Over 15 years of experience managing complex projects and planning initiatives, leading technology innovations and process improvements, and guiding groups of diverse colleagues and stakeholders toward consensus and positive outcomes.
  • More than 10 years of leadership experience in libraries and public higher education, managing people, budgets, and projects.
  • Served on the boards of several nonprofits and professional associations, working in leadership, marketing, programming, and mentoring roles.
  • Currently serves on the board of the Triangle Organizational Development Network.
  • Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University.
  • Master of Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.