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Nonprofit Administration at Western Illinois University

Nonprofit human service organizations play pivotal roles in helping people of all ages and backgrounds develop their capacities needed to live quality lives. They need nearly 50,000 trained and dedicated professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Vibrant and resourceful students will be able to select leadership, management, finance, marketing, or other positions in agencies that provide services to youth and adults.

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Gain that Edge

This minor will enable you to obtain the competencies needed to become a certified leader in nonprofit management and leadership. This program makes it possible for you to make a difference in the lives of others and their communities through education and leadership opportunities in many skill areas including:

  • Foundations
  • Human development
  • Financing
  • Board & committee development
  • Volunteer management
  • Program planning
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising


  • Certification in entry-level nonprofit employment competencies
  • Course–work grounded in the foundations & practices of nonprofit management
  • Tested practices & principles through experiential learning
  • One–to–one support, career development & mentoring
  • Networking with prospective employers at local, regional & national levels
  • Opportunity to test skills & various nonprofit roles through internships, co-curricular & community service activities

  Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofits; our mission is to educate, prepare, and certify professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Partners

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Camp Fire USA
  • Feeding America
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls Inc.
  • Guidestar
  • March of Dimes
  • National 4/H Council
  • National Human Services Assembly
  • National Urban League
  • Volunteers of America
  • The Y
  • Voices for America's Children