Nonprofit Leadership Program
Building Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector
The UConn Department of Public Policy Nonprofit Leadership Program offers non-credit and graduate options that provide the skills needed for those just entering the field, up to seasoned CEOs. Courses and programs are taught by UConn faculty and experience leaders from the nonprofit sector.
Education for the Nonprofit Professional
Four Course Graduate Certificate
100% Online | Real-World Skills
Nonprofit Graduate Certificate Scholarship
A Practical Approach
The UConn Nonprofit Leadership Program provides you with the skill-sets to navigate the multifaceted roles and complex work environment of the nonprofit sector. Courses and programs are taught by UConn faculty and leaders in the sector who are subject matter experts in leadership; organization management; program development and evaluation; fund development; grant writing; governance and the full body of nonprofit operations.
Due to its robust format, the Online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management provides a core foundation for those entering the field and prepares current nonprofit professionals for new leadership roles in their organization and the nonprofit field. Encore!Connecticut immerses the transitioning corporate executive into the nonprofit field with all courses held in Connecticut nonprofits and through its nationally recognized Fellowship program. Whether you are a student pursuing to enter the field, current nonprofit executive preparing for your next leadership role,or an individual seeking to transition your skills and experience to an encore career, the UConn Nonprofit Leadership Program will help prepare you for a position in the nonprofit or public sector.
Public Policy News
- 9510DPP alumna, Veronica T. DeLandro, has been named District Director for Congresswoman-elect Jahana Hayes. Veronica is a New Britain resident, who has proliferated her passion for mentoring and helping students, at ESPN for six years. She has been leading nonprofits for over 15 years, and currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement for […]
- DPP alumni Jason J. Guilietti named Consultant Connect’s Top 50 Economic DeveloperDPP alumni Jason J. Guilietti was named Consultant Connect’s Top 50 Economic Developer in North America on November 30th. Jason works for Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), and provides insightful advice to new leaders in the field. Check out what Jason had to say below about leaders in the industry, and the […]
Upcoming DPP Events
Friday, January 25th, 2019
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building, Room 227
This full-day session will provide an overview of the range of multi-player/multi-sector collaborative structures growing increasingly in use in providing community services, especially between government and nonprofit agencies: including community collaborations, collective impact models, government/nonprofit/private partnerships and service delivery networks.
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusHomer Babbidge Library, Room 1102
Learn about the Department of Public Policy's Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy programs. In formation is also available on the DPP Fast-Track program for under graduates. RSVP at https://dpp.uconn.edu/information-sessions/
Thursday, January 31st, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusHartford Times Building, Room 215
Department of Public Policy Information Session on the Master
in Public Administration and the Master in Public Policy. Information is also available on the DPP Fast-Track program for undergraduates. RSVP at https://dpp.uconn.edu/information-sessions/
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building, Room 406
Learn about the DPP Master in Public Administration Fellows program for working professionals. Saturday, evening and hybrid classes to complete your masters degree part-time in two years. Light lunch included. RSVP at https://dpp.uconn.edu/information-sessions/
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
We invite prospective students to join us for this virtual Information Session to learn more about the Department of Public Policy's Graduate Program in Survey Research. Please RSVP at https://dpp.uconn.edu/information-sessions/.