Community & Nonprofit Leadership

Through education, outreach and applied research, Community and Nonprofit Leadership (CNPL) develops caring professionals for the growing nonprofit world.

Brian Christens, Professor Brian Christens

Community and Nonprofit Leadership is a degree for students looking to truly make a positive impact in our world. Your compassion for others combines with our proven, problem-solving curriculum, preparing you for a difference-making career in the ever-growing nonprofit field. SoHE is one of a small number of schools in the nation to offer this Bachelor of Science degree, providing you with an unparalleled education and outreach opportunities that will have you making a difference in the world even before you graduate.


CNPL is part of the Civil Society and Community Studies department that focuses on community leadership, educating both undergraduate and graduate UW-Madison students.

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Connect with one of our academic advisors to learn more about SoHE’s CNPL major, tour our school, and even attend a class.

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Mail: School of Human Ecology
1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall
Fetzer Center for Student Excellence
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