Nonprofit Leadership Studies
The Nonprofit Leadership Studies (NLS) Program is designed to develop the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders, prepared to engage as highly effective and dedicated professionals committed to improving the quality of life for people around the world. The nonprofit sector is highly diverse, addressing issues and needs related to every aspect of life.
The NLS program is responding to the increased need for professionalism and leadership in the nonprofit sector. Through the NLS Program, students obtain a broad understanding of the roles and functions of nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions in a modern democracy also the knowledge and skills in the areas of:
- program design,
- volunteer and human resource management,
- cultural competency and diversity,
- financial resource development and management,
- marketing and public relations,
- organizational development and leadership,
- strategic planning.
The NLS Program applies Service Learning strategies to connect coursework to real-world experiences, and to nurture the spirit and passion required for effective and inspired leadership.
Career Opportunities in Nonprofit Leadership
The Internal Revenue Service designates 30 categories of nonprofit organizations, including such wide-range examples as:
- arts, culture and humanities;
- health care;
- mental health and crisis intervention;
- crime and legal-related;
- food, agriculture and nutrition;
- public safety and disaster preparedness;
- civil rights, social action and advocacy;
- science and technology;
- social science; and
- religion-related, among others.
There is steady growth in nonprofit jobs and careers. For example, in 2016 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Nonprofit Sector out-performed the Business Sector 3 to 1 in job creation over the past decade. Today there are in excess of 15 million Nonprofit Sector jobs and growing.
Please use this link to find out more about the program, or you can directly contact:
- Dr. R. Michael Bokeno
- Organizational Communication and Leadership