Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, M.P.N.L.
The master of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership prepares students for careers or advancement in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector through classroom study, applied research, professional development, and field experience.
Students will learn 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.
The M.P.N.L. degree is for professionals with at least three years of full-time experience in management, and/or employment within the nonprofit sector. It consists of 36 credit hours of coursework. Students can pursue the following emphases:
- Community impact
- Mission advancement
- Nonprofit healthcare
- Customized with approval of advisor
Why Study Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley?
- The program meets the needs of part- and full-time students with
evening and weekend courses, workshops, and Web-enhanced learning.
- Grand Valley library's endowed Johnson Collection for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is one of the country's most comprehensive collections of books, journals, and audiovisuals on the nonprofit sector.
- There are opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty
on field-related research projects.
- Students develop skills in effective, ethical leadership and management through real-world learning opportunities.
- Grand Valley's innovative nonprofit leadership curriculum is designed to meet the diverse educational needs of today's job market.