The San Joaquin Community Foundation in partnership with the University of the Pacific, Benerd College, developed a four-month-long Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program designed to support the professional development needs of middle to upper-level management employees working at nonprofits located in San Joaquin County.

Thanks to the support of CB Merchant Services and Sunlight Giving professionals, leaders from 12 local nonprofits were able to participate in the program in 2021.

Applications for 2022 Cohort Opening in June.

2021 Cohort


  • Bags Of Hope Stockton Foundation
  • Black Urban Farmers Association
  • Faith in the Valley
  • Garden Joy
  • HATCH Workshop
  • Lodi House
  • Mary Graham Children’s Foundation
  • Micke Grove Zoological Society
  • Sow A Seed Community Foundation
  • Stockton Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
  • Stockton Shelter for the Homeless
  • Victory in Praise Church

In-Class Subject Matter

  • Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization
  • Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development
  • The cohort was surveyed to select three additional subjects to be covered in-class

Online Courses

  • Capital Campaigns
  • How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement
  • Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization
  • Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization
  • Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management
  • Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Introduction to Grant Writing
  • Social Media for Nonprofits
  • Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations