Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

7, 120 1.0
Part-time for two to five years
Starts throughout the year
by 1 February
Mt Albert campus | Waitakere campus | HamiltonWellington | Christchurch | Dunedin
NZ$766.875 per 15 credit course (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Develop the knowledge and skills to increase your not-for-profit organisation's effectiveness. Improve your ability to analyse your organisational challenges, mobilise resources, develop strategies for raising funds, manage staff and volunteers, and build effective governance.

The Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management supports not-for-profit leaders and their organisations in achieving effective quality management and leadership. Find out how to increase your community organisation's effectiveness and your own core management competencies. Further your ability to mobilise resources, raise funds, get the best out of your board, staff and volunteers and strategically manage for sustainability.


  • Designed specifically for managers and co-ordinators, team leaders, volunteers and board members of not-for-profit organisations.
  • Addresses the complexity of working in a not-for-profit organisation, and highlights the differences between managing in the not-for-profit sector and a business or government department.
  • Takes into account your existing knowledge and experience.
  • Assessments are directly based on the organisation you're working for.
  • An emphasis on management issues that often are not dealt with in business schools, such as fundraising and managing volunteers.
  • A supportive and co-operative adult learning environment.
  • Lecturers who are active community leaders with experience in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Inclusive of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Study as many or as few courses per year as your schedule allows.
  • Scholarships for students through the generosity of The Tindall Foundation for the first year of study.


Last edited: 09 October 2013