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
- Dr. Jennifer Dineen Discusses Polls on UConn 360 PodcastAssistant Professor In-Residence, and Program Director of the Graduate Program in Survey Research, Dr. Jennifer Dineen, was featured on UConn 360 to discuss how voters should view polls leading up to elections. Dr. Dineen describes the outcomes of polls to be like taking the temperature of what a race looks like at a particular moment […]
- Dr. David Garvey Presents at CT Community Nonprofit Alliance’s Annual ConferenceDr. David Garvey, Department of Public Policy Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program presented Key Factors and Lessons Learned in Choosing Strategic Partnerships at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, held October 2nd at the Connecticut Convention Center. In his session, Dr. Garvey presented findings from his research of Connecticut […]
Upcoming DPP Events
Monday, November 12th, 2018
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building, Zachs Atrium
Visit our information table in the Hartford Times Building Zachs Atrium to learn about the Department of Public Policy's masters and certificate programs, as well as our other events.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building, Room 209
We invite prospective students to join us for this Information Session to learn more about the Department of Public Policy's MPA, MPP and Fast-Track programs. Please RSVP at https://dpp.uconn.edu/information-sessions/.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
12:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Hartford CampusHTB 406
Free Professional Headshots!
DPP has secured the services of the UConn photographer, Dan Buttrey, to take individual headshots of students, faculty and staff. Please contact Emily Garfinkel at email@example.com to schedule your preferred time slot by Monday, November 12th.
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building, Suite 431 for Light Lunch and Room 147 for Program
Co-chaired by Jim Smith, Chairman (and former CEO), of Webster Bank, the Connecticut Fiscal Stability Commission was charged with stabilizing state finances and putting the state on the path to stronger economic growth. Jim will speak to the work of the Commission and their recommendation of a revenue reworking of the tax system. Professor Robbins and Mr. Hart will provide responses from an academic and practitioner perspective.
RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKncDBHDoqnW7A1
Monday, November 12, 2018
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
GAPPS-ICMA and Keney Park Sustainability Project are looking for volunteers to help prepare the park for the coming winter. Volunteers wanted to secure and prep garden beds, paint the mobile kitchen, transplant plants and more. Please join http://us.RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org