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Educating Tomorrow's Nonprofit Leaders

The Master of Education in Nonprofit Leadership seeks to empower professionals to build strong nonprofit organizations and even stronger communities. Designed in collaboration with leaders from the Center for Nonprofit Management, the graduate Nonprofit Leadership program will enhance students’ comprehension of communication skills, leadership theory and best business practices in the nonprofit sector. Whether students are seeking to start a second career in the nonprofit field or desire professional development in a current nonprofit position, those completing this program will hone their leadership skills and gain the practical tools needed to lead a successful nonprofit.

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Partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Management

In 2008, Belmont University established a partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management to create a Masters program specializing in Nonprofit Leadership. Belmont President Dr. Robert Fisher said, “With Belmont’s significant emphasis on learning and service, it only makes sense that we should offer a Masters of Nonprofit Leadership for individuals seeking to start a second career or those who want professional development in a current nonprofit venture. By partnering with the Center for Nonprofit Management, we can guarantee students will have Middle Tennessee’s best experts and nonprofit executives to direct courses and share their experiences.”

As a result of this partnership, students who are already employed by organizations that are members of the Center for Nonprofit Management will be eligible for discounted tuition. Belmont will contribute 25 percent of the total tuition, leaving the student and his or her agency to split the remaining seventy-five percent of the cost.

The Master of Nonprofit Leadership is designed to build skills and knowledge for practical application in the nonprofit workplace. Students completing the program will develop leadership potential and explore leadership styles and models.

A 30-credit hour program, the Master of Nonprofit Leadership is designed for completion part-time in less than 24 months, assuming two classes per semester. Classes are held all day every other Saturday in an eight-week format. For more information on the program or admissions, contact Dr. Lauren Lunsford.

Major Outcomes
  • Acquire the analytical tools necessary for critical judgement
  • Learn how to diagnose and solve organizational problems
  • Develop strategies that foster innovative practices and organizational change
  • Anticipate philanthropic trends and global changes
Program Features 
  • The 30-hour program is designed for part-time completion in 24 months.
  • Our classes cater to working professionals. They are offered on Saturdays, evenings, and in a hybrid fashion.
  • Class sizes are small, allowing students to develop a strong network of peer relationships and receive individualized attention from our highly experienced faculty.
Nashville is a Nonprofit Center

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Nonprofit Leadership students have countless opportunities for nonprofit involvement, career opportunities and the support of a community that’s passionate about caring for the world around us. To learn more about the nonprofit organizations that call Nashville home, visit Hands On Nashville or Giving Matters

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Ready to take the next step?

For more information contact Dr. Lauren Lunsford

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