Nonprofit Management Certificate returns to Cochise College

Sierra Vista—The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, offered through Cochise College’s Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL), is set to launch a new cohort of classes beginning September 8, 2017.  

The Nonprofit Management Program teaches the skills and strategies individuals need to become an integral part of an organization.

“We are very pleased with the success of this program. Since it began in summer 2015, over 40 students have completed the certificate,” said Center for Lifelong Learning Director Sharon Gilman, adding that majority funding for the program is provided by the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona.

Each class is led by instructor Rachel Gray. Gray began teaching the courses in summer 2016 under the mentorship of previous instructor Ann Morrison. Gray has been a resident of Sierra Vista for 17 years and served in various nonprofit roles spanning from volunteer to executive director. She currently serves as a council member for the City of Sierra Vista and is executive director at Premier Alliances.

Participants in this non-credit program are awarded 1.4 CEUs (continuing education units) per class. Courses include:

  • Non-Profit Management Theory and Practice
  • Board Effectiveness and Strategic Planning Basics
  • Non-Profit Marketing and Communications

CLL also offers courses to help complement the Nonprofit Management Program:

  • Development and Fundraising
  • Finance for Nonprofits
  • QuickBooks for Nonprofits I
  • QuickBooks for Nonprofits II
  • Grant Writing Series

Applications should be submitted by September 5, 2017. For a complete schedule of information or to apply, visit, or call (520) 515-5492.