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Typical Students

In each CNM course, you will find classmates who are passionate about nonprofit work. Fellow students share ideas and lessons learned from their experiences in the industry. Although anyone can take these courses, typical students include:

If you’re new to the nonprofit industry, CNM can help you develop the essential skills needed to grow in your organization. CNM’s program flexibility allows you to select courses most relevant to your career goals.

Example roles from past CNM students include:

  • Accountant
  • Administration
  • Board Secretary
  • Budget Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Marketing Associate

If you’re an experienced nonprofit manager, the CNM program provides knowledge to develop or enhance skills in areas outside your current expertise.

Example roles from past CNM students include:

  • Community Campaign Manager
  • Grant Manager
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Website Manager

Considering a career change into the nonprofit industry? Learn valuable insights from instructors experienced in the nonprofit sector, meet classmates already in the industry, and enhance your resume with a new, nonprofit credential. The CNM program will help guide you through your transition into the world of nonprofits.

Example roles from past CNM students include:

  • Chief Financial Officer (For-profit)
  • Librarian
  • Nonprofit Volunteer
  • Policy Advocate
  • Property Management Director

Increase your impact on the organization you serve by learning critical areas of nonprofit management and essential responsibilities as a board member. The CNM program will help you make educated decisions for the benefit of the organization.

Not only have I benefited from the courses, but so has the rest of the board at Children of the City. I can make a suggestion and explain why we need to follow a course of action based on what I have learned in my UIC classes.

Julia M  |  Board Member, Nonprofit Human Services