Nonprofit Leadership

The nonprofit sector continues to need strategic leaders who serve the public good and make an impact on their community and world. In the Nonprofit Leadership graduate program, you'll gain practical knowledge to craft fundraising strategy, program operations, and social enterprises that address societal problems through healthy organizations. You'll learn to think critically, act ethically, and inclusively lead changes needed to solve the pressing issues in society and nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations.

This program follows the graduate guidelines of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

nonprofit leadership degree

At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 12
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
4 Course Certificate
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
As few as 12 months
Master's Degree
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn

  • Devise strategies that impact nonprofit organizational health, governance, performance, and/or community engagement

  • Heighten your organization's impact through sound fundraising strategy, program design, and organizational governance

  • Examine problems and design solutions using analytic methods and inclusive leadership knowledge


Executive Leadership and Governance

Mission-Driven Operations and Management

Philanthropy and Resource Development

Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Nonprofit Leadership at DU Stories of Impact

See how the University of Denver is leading the conversation on nonprofit leadership and developing professionals in the field with these stories of impact from our community.

Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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