Curriculum from the Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership supports a
range of academic offerings to meet the needs of students seeking advanced education
relevant to nonprofit leadership. IPNL connects community groups to opportunities
for student learning through internships, service-learning projects, and engaged classroom
American Humanics Nonprofit Management Certificate – a nationally recognized credential that is ideal for pre-service students. The
certificate has both undergraduate and graduate tracks and includes classroom instruction,
leadership activities, and a national conference experience to prepare students for
careers in the nonprofit field.
Graduate Certificate in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership – an academic certificate from the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration.
The 15-credit hours are available both online and on-campus. This certificate is
ideal for mid-career professionals wanting to enhance current knowledge and skills,
as well as seek career advancement.
Master of Public Administration, Nonprofit Administration Concentration - a 39-hour graduate degree program that includes a specific course of study in nonprofit
administration. The MPA is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools
of Public Affairs and Administration.
Our mission is to promote effective philanthropy, advance nonprofit leadership practice, and strengthen the nonprofit sector through education and research.
The Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership works in conjunction with the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration, a unit in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, College of Arts and Sciences.
Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, MPA
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Director of Programs
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Leigh N. Hersey, Ph.D.
Director of Research
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