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The Concentration

This concentration will empower students with in-depth knowledge, leadership and management skills necessary to lead the creation, maintenance and sustainability of nonprofit organizations.

Content and Goals

  • The influence of public sector theory, history, laws and regulations on the creation and maintenance of nonprofit organizations.
  • Principles of micro-economic analysis, fund development, proposal writing and ethics to the management and sustenance of nonprofit organizations.
  • Using data-driven processes to strategically plan, implement and evaluate programs and processes within nonprofit organizations.
  • Leadership and management practices of nonprofit organizations.
  • Learners will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective leader in the nonprofit sector.

available to adult students

available to online students

The Experience

If you're seeking to expand your understanding of effective strategies for leading and managing nonprofit organizations, or you're currently employed as a nonprofit executive director, board member, program manager, volunteer coordinator, development director, or foundation staff, this concentration may be for you.

The Results

Nonprofit Organizational Studies provides advanced training for agency executives and board members  with which they can build the capacity to do important work for the common good. 

According to GuideStar charity registry (2010), 7,050 nonprofits are registered in Northern Indiana alone. The disparity between the needs of nonprofits to receive training in financial management, stewardship, program planning and evaluation and the educational opportunities available to them is astounding.