Nonprofit Accelerators Program


HDO recognizes the vital work that nonprofits contribute to society and we want to celebrate the individuals that make that work happen.

Each semester, several people working in the nonprofit sector will be selected to receive complimentary participation in an HDO Certificate Program.

These “Nonprofit Accelerators” will be full participants in their selected program and will receive a certificate upon completion of their final course. As with all certificate seekers, Nonprofit Accelerator awardees will have 18 months to complete their four courses. 


  • Applicants must work for a nonprofit organization, the government, the military, or a not-for-profit educational institution
  • Upon completion of their certificate program, we will ask our Nonprofit Accelerators to provide an overview of what they learned and how this will help them better contribute to serving their organization’s mission (this may be in written form and/or via a video interview)
  • Completed application (including a short letter of recommendation) 

The spring 2024 application is now closed. The application for fall 2024 participation will open later this semester. 


If you have any questions, please contact Andrew M. Vasquez, HDO’s Enrollment & Success Coordinator at

Fine Print:

Applicants and nominees who are not selected as one of our Nonprofit Accelerators are still eligible to receive our discounted certificate program registration pricing available for all nonprofit employees.

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