CNPL Coursework & Careers

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Our caring faculty delivers education, outreach, and applied research to help prepare you for a meaningful career supporting and empowering children, teens, adults, families, and communities.

CNPL coursework focuses on four main areas; governance and management, philanthropy and service, program planning and evaluation, and communications. CNPL internships and group projects provide you with real-world problem solving, leadership skills, networking, and other resume-building experiences to succeed in the rapidly growing nonprofit field.

Why have nonprofits multiplied faster than for-profit businesses? One reason is that as the population ages, greater demand for health care services drives growth in hospitals and health care organizations, many of which are nonprofits.

—New York Times, For Nonprofits, a Bigger Share of the Economy, March 8, 2014.

Types of Nonprofit Careers:
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Program coordinators
Development managers
Community engagement managers
Public health associates
Annual giving assistants
Public affairs organizers
Volunteer coordinators
Campaign managers
Community organizers
Grant administrators
Grassroots organizers
Policy analysts

Where Are They Now?

Below is a snapshot of the different positions and organizations CNPL alumni have found employment with 1-3 years post-graduation.

Community & Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Careers – PDF