Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD, Director, Nonprofit Leadership
Danielle Potter, MPA, Program Coordinator
The nonprofit sector plays an essential role in providing important public services and in working to achieve social justice. The sector continues to grow, and the role of nonprofit agencies continues to expand in civil society. There is a rise in volunteerism, but the supply of effective, trained leadership in nonprofit agencies has not kept pace with demand. The future strength of the sector is dependent on recruiting high quality individuals who will make nonprofit work a conscious career choice.
Students pursuing the minor in nonprofit leadership will develop a working knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Students will be prepared to more effectively contribute to society as an active and engaged citizen locally and globally.
The nonprofit leadership minor is complementary to many majors, including business, criminal justice, environmental studies, liberal studies, nursing, psychology, public affairs, social work, sociology, and theology and religious studies, among others. Students interested in the nonprofit leadership minor are encouraged to meet with the program coordinator or director to discuss their interest and career goals and to plan their course of study.