Professional Growth and Enrichment

Nonprofit Management Programs

CNP Program


Current Programs

Certified Nonprofit Professional

Starts August 2018 / Hybrid: Online and at WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering hybrid courses towards the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Each course starts with an on-site workshop following 4 weeks of online curriculum.


January 15, 2018 / WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville

In this workshop, participants will learn about the history, scope, and impact of nonprofits and how developing and supporting a clear mission is critical to the success of the organization.

Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements and Annual Tax Compliance

April 20, 2018 / WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville

This workshop will provide an overview of a typical 501c3’s financial essentials, so participants can feel more confident understanding and communicating financial data. The focus will be on providing information that is relevant for board members, managers, and executive directors in their respective roles. Participants will learn a range of nonprofit tax compliance issues including the use of financial statements and understanding the Form 990.

Grant Writing Certificate Program

March 6 to 9, 2018 / WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville

In this three and a half day certificate program, participants will attend a one and a half-day grant writing workshop with instructor Jack Smith. Jack will review the many different categories of grants, and teach time-saving techniques and shortcuts in the grant writing process.

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