2018 C4NPR Nonprofit LEAN Six Sigma
Green Belt Certification Program.  
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LEAN Six Sigma Solutions

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Recognizing the mounting pressure to increase efficiency and effectiveness in nonprofit operations, sector leaders are seeking systemic ways to eliminate waste, save dollars and strengthen organizational stability. 

The Center for Nonprofit Resources responded to this capacity building need and certified the first group of Nonprofit Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt professionals.  During the certification process, each participant returned to their respective organization with skills and tools to help increase organizational effectiveness, real-world project experience applying the LSS principals and tools within their organization and exposure to best practices in organizational management.

The successful implementation of LEAN Six Sigma (LSS) initiatives begin with a culture and leadership supportive of an LSS approach, and is not strictly a focus on the tool set. 

Building on this premise, The Center is expanding LSS training to help leaders understand what LEAN Six Sigma is, why organizations use the methodology and the various roles needed to create a LSS culture.  White and Yellow Belt training provides the foundational understanding of LSS.  Green Belt training will continue to equip employees who spend some of their time on process improvement teams. 

This combined training approach develops effective people within your organization by involving employees in the improvement process and builds trust by promoting a shared understanding of how each person is important to the organization’s success.

    Two Critical Tools
As mentioned in the overview video, The Center recommends downloading the tools and completing prior to investing in training or certification.  Click here to download.
  • C4NPR Organization Readiness Assessment
  • C4NPR LSS Training Needs Analysis 
 Online Training and Certification 
We are proud to announce our partnership with Go Lean Six Sigma to support you in your efforts to prepare your staff, Board, and volunteers to implement an LSS strategy.
White Belt
Training & Certification

A quick online introduction to LEAN Six Sigma.  It's the perfect way for beginners to learn what LEAN Six Sigma is and how it can help improve any process or organization. Approximately 1 hour in length.
     C4NPR Discount Code WBc4npr
     ($20 savings on Certification)

Yellow Belt
Training & Certification


An online, high-level, awareness course that teaches you the fundamentals of LEAN Six Sigma process improvement.  Upon completing the course, you  will see the world with new eyes and understand how LEAN Six Sigma can transform your workplace or home. Approximately 8 hours in length.
NOTE:  See below for details about the C4NPR Nonprofit Green Belt Certification Program, including project experience and eligibility for the C4NPR Alumni community.
     C4NPR Discount Code YBc4npr (type not cut and paste)
     ($150 savings on Certification)

Green Belt
Training & Certification


This online course will enable you to easily complete successful projects by building your problem-solving muscles.  Approximately 8 hours in length
     C4NPR Discount Code GBc4npr
     ($200 savings on Certification)

Training & Certification

This online course will enable you to streamline processes and build a Lean Culture.  Globally recognized (16 PDUs / 2 CEUs)
     C4NPR Discount Code LEANc4npr
     ($100 savings on Certification)

C4NPR Nonprofit Green Belt Certification Program
This program specifically focuses on LSS work in nonprofits and enables you to complete a  LEAN Six Sigma process improvement project from start to finish.  Green Belts carry more recognition and can deliver measurable, sustainable improvements by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes.
Fall 2018 Program Brochure
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  The online application is now closed.  

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