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MPNL - Mission Statement

The mission of the graduate programs in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in leading and managing philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, and to transcend traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities.

  • Versatile. Students may choose from emphases in Community Impact, Mission Advancement, Nonprofit Healthcare, or they may create a custom emphasis area with the guidance and approval of their advisor.
  • Convenient. Courses are offered on the Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Flexible. Available to full- or part-time students. Many classes are offered at times to accommodate working professionals, including evening and weekend courses and workshops, and Internet-enhanced learning.