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Nonprofit Credential

Build nonprofit capacity.
Ensure long term sustainability.

Welcome to the UNA Nonprofit Credential—an innovative program designed to expand your organization's capacity and support resilience in the face of change. Consisting of nine courses in essential areas of nonprofit management, the Nonprofit Credential provides comprehensive training followed by personalized coaching to support you in implementing best practices at your own organization.

YOU'LL RECEIVE:

  • Two days of interactive training focused on foundational knowledge and skill development.
  • Post-training consultation with subject matter expert to offer personalized guidance in applying course material to your organization.
  • Ongoing coaching to support implementation of best-practices at your organization.
  • A Credential Badge to formally, and publicly, recognize your achievement.

Organizations earn a Credential Badge when their participants complete all course requirements and implement policies and best practices at the organizational level.

Join us online for our 2024 sessions, listed on our Training and Events Calendar.


Program Components

 

 

Interactive Training

Master new skills in essential areas like Fundraising and Development, Finance and Legal, Advocacy and Civic Engagement, and more!

Expert Consultation

Take advantage of individualized consultation as you implement policies and practices at your own organization.

Ongoing Coaching

Sign up for continued coaching sessions to help you refine your approach and strengthen your organizational strategies.

Badge Earning

Complete all course requirements and earn a Credential Badge to publicly acknowledge your achievement and demonstrate your commitment to organizational excellence.

What You Need to Know

Build Your Capacity in Nine Essential Areas

Unlike traditional professional training programs, the Nonprofit Credential prioritizes your organization's needs while respecting its unique culture and capacity. Built on a foundation of high-quality education, the Nonprofit Credential empowers you to directly implement course materials within your organization. By strengthening your organizational capacity, you'll build a more resilient nonprofit that can adapt seamlessly to external and internal changes.

Fundraising and Development

February 2024

Advocacy and Civic Engagement

July 2024

Marketing and Communication

March 2024

Finance and Legal

August 2024

Volunteer Management

April 2024

Human Resources

September 2024

Outcomes and Evaluation

May 2024

Leadership and Organizational Culture

Fall 2024 TBD

Board Governance

June 2024

Achieving a UNA Credential Badge

Earning a Credential Badge means more than personal growth—it's about increasing your nonprofit's impact and demonstrating your commitment to excellence. Depending on the course, you’ll see more effective fundraising, reduced risk from improved financial oversight, better data collection and reporting, more effective messaging, and improved HR policies to protect your organization and staff team.

We'll support your accomplishment by giving you a press and promotional kit, highlighting your organization's achievement in our communications, and providing you with a letter to share with stakeholders that outlines your success and why it matters.

Notable Achievements

credential awardUNA's highest honor, the UNA Credential Award, is given to nonprofits that receive UNA Badges in all nine Credential courses.

The Haven, 2018
Humane Society Moab Valley, 2021
Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank, 2021
Friends of the Children - Utah, 2023

ADVOCACY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT BADGE

2015
Utahns Against Hunger

Volunteers of America, Utah

2018
Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis
YMCA of Northern Utah
The Haven
International Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Moab Valley Multicultural Center

2019
English Skills Learning Center
WabiSabi
Humane Society of Moab Valley

2020
Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank
The INN Between

2021
Wonderbloom
Disabled Rights Action Committee
Friends of the Children
Downtown Ogden Alliance
Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

2022
Get Healthy Utah


BOARD GOVERNANCE BADGE

2016
Utah Afterschool Network

RiteCare of Utah

2017
Humane Society of Moab Valley
WABISABI Moab

2018
Allies with Families
Neighborhood Art Center
The Haven
Alta Community Engagement

2020
Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank
English Skills Learning Center

2021
Flourish Bakery
Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

2022
Friends of the Children Utah
Mormon Women for Ethical Government
Get Healthy Utah
Onstage Ogden

2023
United Way of Northern Utah
The INN Between
Mundi Project


FINANCE AND LEGAL BADGE

2015
Catholic Community Services

2018
The Haven

2020
Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank

2021
Humane Society Moab Valley
Wonderbloom
Friends of the Children Utah
Peace House
Mundi Project

2023
The INN Between
Onstage Ogden
Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
United Way of Northern Utah
Color Country Animal Welfare


FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT BADGE

2017
Maliheh Free Clinic
RiteCare of Utah
Stokes Nature Center
Volunteers of America, Utah
KRCL Listeners Community Radio
Friends of Great Salt Lake
United Way of Northern Utah

2018
Grand Area Mentoring
Humane Society of Moab Valley
Moab Music Festival
WabiSabi Moab
Bountiful Davis Art Center
The Haven
Utah Association for the Education of Young Children
Friends of Switchpoint Inc.
Safe Harbor Crisis Center
The Riley Foundation

2019
Utah Avalanche Center
Art Access
Latino Behavioral Health
Circles Salt Lake
Making a Difference Foundation
Neighborhood House
Peace House
World Peace Parents Foundation
Equality Utah
Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City
Midwives College of Utah

2020
Hope Philanthropies
The INN Between
Fit to Recover

2021
Your Community Connection Family Crisis Center
Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank
Flourish
Canyonlands Field Institute
YCC Family Crisis Center

2022
Neighborhood House (recertified)
Friends of the Children Utah
Mundi Project
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

2023
United Way of Northern Utah
Color Country Animal Welfare
Kimball Art Center


HUMAN RESOURCES BADGE

2016
Junior Achievement of Utah 
Utah Afterschool Network

2017
Holding Out HELP
Friends of Alta

2018
The Haven

2019
Maliheh Free Clinic
Tracy Aviary
The INN Between

2020
Humane Society of Moab Valley

Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank
Fathers and Families Coalition Of Utah

2021
YCC Family Crisis Center
Friends of the Children Utah
Safe Harbor Crisis Center
Mundi Project

2022
Suazo Business Center
Ogden Downtown Alliance
Canyon Creek Services
Christian Center Park City
HEAL Utah
Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

2023
Utah Legal Services
Women of the World
United Way of Northern Utah
Color Country Animal Welfare
Neighborhood House


LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE BADGE

2015
English Skills Learning Center

Playworks Utah

2016
RiteCare Utah
Humane Society of Moab Valley
Safe Harbor Crisis Center
DOVE Center

2017
YMCA of Northern Utah 
Utah Nonprofits Association

2018
The Haven
Alta Community Enrichment

2020
Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank

2021
The INN Between
Friends of the Children - Utah

2022
Recycle Utah
United Way of Northern Utah

2024
Wasatch Community Gardens
Equality Utah


MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION BADGE

2015
Utah Food Bank
Holy Cross Ministries

2016
I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center
Friends for Sight 
English Skills Learning Center
Youthlinc

2017
Pregnancy and Resource Center
Discovery Gateway
Community Development Corporation of Utah
Golden Rule Project
Suazo Center

2018
The Phyllis and Mark Leppert Foundation for Fertility Research
Volunteers of America Utah
The Haven
Park City Film Series
Utah Community Action
The INN Between
Utah Parent Center
Communidades Unidades

2020
Root 4 Kids
St. George Children's Museum
Heart Walk Foundation

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah 
Ogden Downtown Alliance
Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank

Humane Society of Moab Valley
Catholic Community Center 
Wasatch Adaptive Sports
House of Hope
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah

2021
Granite Education Foundation
Neighborhood House
Wonderbloom
Heart & Soul
Urban Food Connections of Utah
Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Canyonlands Field Institute
Community Action Services and Food Bank

2022
Get Healthy Utah
Jewish Family Service
Friends of Cedar Mesa
The Salt Lake City Public Library
Bicycle Collective
Friends of the Children Utah
Guadalupe School 
UServeUtah
Utah Microloan Fund
Mormon Women for Ethical Government

2023
Spy Hop
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake
Volunteers of America, Utah
Color Country Animal Welfare
Neighborhood House
Catholic Community Services
United Way of Northern Utah
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition


OUTCOMES AND EVALUATIONS BADGE

2015
English Skills Learning Center

2017
Summit Community Gardens
Utah Community Action
Craft Lake City

2018
The Haven

2019
Columbus Community Center
Granite Education Foundation

2020
Rite Care Utah

2021
Mothers Without Borders
Clark Planetarium
Salt Lake Education Foundation
Friends of the Children Utah
The INN Between

2023
Cherish Families

2024
United Way of Northern Utah


VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT BADGE

2016
The Living Planet Aquarium

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
Youthlinc
Humane Society of Moab Valley

2018
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Lee Kay Public Shooting Range
Cottonwoods Canyon Foundation
United Way Salt Lake
Arrive Utah
Crossroads Urban Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
Heritage Choir
The Haven
United Way Dixie
The Bicycle Collective

2019
Save Our Canyons

The INN Between
Dixie Serves

2020
Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank

2021
Wild Utah Project
Alliance for a Better Utah
Utah Valley Refugees
Flourish
Safe Harbor Crisis Center
YWCA Utah
Green Urban Lunch Box
Disabled Rights Action Committee
Catholic Community Services
CAPSA
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
Craft Lake City

2023
Friends of the Children
United Way of Northern Utah
Color Country Animal Welfare
Mormon Women for Ethical Government
Children's Service Society of Utah
First Step House


HUMAN RESOURCES AND VOLUNTEER BADGE*

2015
RiteCare of Utah

2016
Junior Achievement of Utah
Utah Afterschool Network

2017
Holding Out HELP
Friends of Alta

2019
Maliheh Free Clinic


COMMUNITY IMPACT **

* Course split into two separate Credentials
** Course changed to Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Your Stories Matter—How Nonprofit Credentials Have Made a Difference

"As a first-time Executive Director at a very new non-profit, I often feel lost about what to do and where to start. The Utah Nonprofits Association's Credential program has been a life-saver!

The trainings are taught by experts currently working in the field which lends credibility and trust to the Credential. The presenters have a wealth of information to provide, which could be overwhelming, but they break it down into easy-to-implement steps that is well-organized. One of the most helpful parts has been the follow-up meetings where we can connect one-on-one with the experts to ask questions specific to our organization.

After such success with the two Credential programs I've done so far, I plan to complete ALL of them over the next couple of years. Our organization wouldn't normally be able to afford this kind of top-quality training, but UNA makes it affordable for our tight start-up budget. I hope UNA continues to have funding to provide this incredibly useful and essential program."

-  Sarah Stone, PhD, Executive Director, Wonderbloom: Nature Playschool

UNA extends deep gratitude to Justin B. Anderson for his imagination and support in updating the UNA Badges.