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Writing for Non-Profits Certificate

In our four- course program, you will:

  • Sharpen your workplace writing skills
  • Develop design skills for print and online publications
  • Learn to manage your organization's media and social media presence
  • Write grant applications for area nonprofits, gaining "real world" grant writing experience

Our certificate is:

  • A good addition for students in nearly any major 
  • Designed for professionals already working in the nonprofit world
  • Fully online, so classes fit your schedule
A&M Corpus Christi grant writing students

Nonprofit Writing Success Story 
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Students in English 4321 write a 40,000 Grant on behalf of the Food Bank

The Writing for Nonprofits Certificate is available to students in all majors and disciplines who wish to develop or enhance their skills to obtain employment in hospital research and development departments, corporate writing departments, military installations, and non-profit agencies. Students completing this program will develop a portfolio, suitable for presentation to an employer, that will demonstrate the ability to adjust to real world expectations and engage a setting that is less controlled and less predictable than the classroom.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will:

  • Demonstrate competence with the kinds of writing most commonly used in nonprofit agencies.
  • Acquire experience working in conjunction with leaders/administrators of nonprofit agencies.
  • Create a portfolio of professional work to present to their employers and to prospective employers.

Required Courses (12 hours)

Talk to an Academic Advisor about adding the following classes to your degree plan:

  • ENGL 3301: Professional and Technical Writing
  • ENGL 3378: Document Design and Publishing
  • ENGL 4321: Grants and Proposals
  • ENGL 4322: Writing in the Nonprofit World (Or English 4320 when the topic was Writing in the Nonprofit World)