The nonprofit sector is rapidly expanding. In fact, wages and employee growth outpaced both government and business from 2000 to 2010. Nonprofit management requires skills that are different from the skills needed in for-profit organizations. In fact, a recent report illustrated that over half of nonprofit executives are not prepared for a leadership role. The coursework in the Nonprofit concentration will develop your management and leadership skills and teach you how to specifically apply them to the nonprofit sector.

Also, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment opportunities for social and community managers in the nonprofit sector is expected to grow by 21 percent within the next 10 years, which is faster than average for most occupations.

Careers in Nonprofit

Managers charged with helping to ensure a nonprofit's success are tasked with a variety of roles, such as developing corporate and foundation support, writing proposals and working with and managing volunteers. The online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Nonprofit Management* at Lewis University will equip you with the skills need to be successful in nonprofit leadership roles, such as a:

  • Associate Director of Finance
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
  • Event Planning Coordinator
  • Executive Director
  • Fundraising Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Program Manager

Learn More

Begin the journey toward becoming an influential leader with Lewis University's Nonprofit Management concentration* within the online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.

*Formerly known as the Not-for-Profit Management Concentration