Become a Social Entrepreneur (Non-Profit Business Owner)

This online certificate course is for anyone who wants to learn how to start a nonprofit in the United States. You will learn: what a social entrepreneur does, how to raise money and develop programs, how to develop your skills to succeed in a social entrepreneur career, and how to start your own non-profit and get donors.

What Happens in the Social Entrepreneur Certificate Course

The Social Entrepreneur Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Social Entrepreneur). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Social Entrepreneur Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Social Entrepreneur Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Social Entrepreneur Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Social Entrepreneur Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

This online certificate course is for anyone who wants to learn how to start a nonprofit in the United States. Topics covered in the Social Entrepreneur Certificate Course include the following:

Overview of the Nonprofit Field

  • What Being a 501(c)(3) Means
  • Benefits of Nonprofit Work

Getting Ready to Start Your Nonprofit

  • Choosing Your Mission and Crafting Your Mission Statement
  • Assessing the Need and Analyzing Resources
  • Seed Money
  • Incorporating, Writing By-Laws and Applying for Tax-Exempt Status
  • Public Charity or Private Foundation?
  • Your Name, Logo, Media Kit and Website
  • Strategic Planning and Establishing Credibility

Running Your Nonprofit

  • Choosing a Location and Setting Up Your Office
  • Applying for a Mailing Permit
  • Developing Programs
  • Getting Advice: Consultants, Board of Directors, Attorneys, Accountants
  • Hiring Paid Staff and Working with Volunteers
  • Budgeting, Keeping Financial Records and Tax Matters
  • PSAs, Press Releases, Videos and Interviews

Getting Money for Your Nonprofit

  • Fundraising Basics
  • Approaching Corporations, Foundations and Individuals
  • Proposals for Government Grants
  • Fundraising with Special Events and Celebrity Sponsors
  • Earning Income through Selling Services and Products

What Is Included in the Social Entrepreneur Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Social Entrepreneur Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Social Entrepreneur Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Social Entrepreneurs for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Social Entrepreneur Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Social Entrepreneur (e-book edition)

Register for the Social Entrepreneur (Non-Profit Business Owner) Certificate Course

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Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Social Entrepreneur

Imagine having an exciting and rewarding career that gives you the opportunity to make a living doing what you love while making the world a better place. Now is the time to start doing work you believe in by becoming a social entrepreneur and starting your own nonprofit business.

Do you feel inspired to use your talents to help others? Would you like to change the world, or change the lives of a group of people? As a nonprofit business founder (also known as a social entrepreneur), you can get paid to do good.

Perhaps you dream of protecting our environment, improving opportunities for poor children, encouraging diversity and tolerance, or you may believe strongly in another good cause. For many social entrepreneurs, having hands-on involvement and seeing the immediate results of their effort are great rewards and motivators.

As founding member of a nonprofit business, you can decide what issues to address, what programs to run, and how to spend your funds. You’ll use a new kind of measuring stick for your achievements: one that measures dollars raised, lives changed, and people helped.

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Would you prefer to earn a Non-Profit Business Owner certificate? This course content is also available in the Non-Profit Business Owner Certificate Course. Note: students may take either the Social Entrepreneur course or the Non-Profit Business Owner course, not both.
By following the advice and using the valuable resources included in this guide you will be on your way to a rewarding career as a social entrepreneur running a nonprofit business dedicated to making the world a better place.
Brenna Pearce, Social Entrepreneur Guide Editor

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

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We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

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  • What Does a Nonprofit Business Owner Do?
    As a nonprofit business founder (also known as a social entrepreneur), you can get paid to do good. Perhaps you dream of protecting our environment, improving opportunities for poor children, encouraging diversity and tolerance, or you may believe strongly in another good cause. For many social entrepreneurs, having hands-on involvement and seeing the immediate results of their effort are great rewards and motivators.
  • How Do I Start a Nonprofit Business?
    Earning a certificate as a nonprofit business owner will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting and running your own nonprofit business. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Nonprofit Business Owner Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Nonprofit Business Owner Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional nonprofit business owner. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.