Rice University’s Nonprofit Finance Certificate program supports those who manage finances at nonprofit organizations to develop sustainable financial processes and strategies. By earning this certificate, demonstrate to current and potential donors your expertise, experience, value and ability to implement a sound fiscal approach. Scholarships are available. The financial operations you have in place now impact the success of your organization for the future. Many nonprofits struggle with some aspect of financial management, whether it is financial statements or reporting, policy, planning, analysis, and strategy as well as clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of individuals who share fiscal responsibility. By the end of this program, clearly illustrate the proactive stewardship of funds and the efficient financial practices you've established.

Certificate Details

  • Aspiring nonprofit finance professionals
  • Current senior leaders including executive directors, CFOs or CDOs
  • Current staff members of nonprofits who aspire to become a senior leader
  • Current finance staff members in for-profit or corporate roles

Early application deadline: July 24, 2020

General application deadline: September 18, 2020

To begin the application process, you must submit the following items: the program application form, résumé or curriculum vitae, a personal statement and one professional letter of recommendation.

For additional information regarding the application process, please contact our program coordinator at 713-348-6009 or via email at cpnl.rice.edu for further assistance.

Cost of Attendance: $3,195 (textbooks included)

Note: Employees of 501c3 organizations in the greater Houston area may be eligible for financial aid of up to 50 percent of tuition.

Scholarship Options

Partial scholarships may be available to individuals currently employed by a nonprofit organization located in the greater Houston area. Please complete the appropriate section of the Nonprofit Finance application if you would like to be considered for program fees assistance. Scholarship decisions will be made by the admittance committee and awarded recipients will be notified at the same time of their admissions decision.

Alternative Payment Options

Payment plan options are available by request for those who do not qualify for the scholarship option and need additional assistance. Payment plans may also be requested to pay the remaining balance of the program fees after scholarship funds have been awarded. Payment plans will not be granted after the start of the program. Contact the program coordinator for the required forms needed to request this option.

Attention CPAs:

The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is a Registered CPE Course Provider We have registered with the Texas State Board of Accountancy (Registration no. 600) to meet the requirements of the continuing professional education rules covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors, program content, physical facilities and length of class hours. This registration agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the licensee.

Rice University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: http://www.nasba.org/

CPE credits: 50

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Please email cpnl@rice.edu or call 713-348-6009 with any questions.



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