Wright State University is the only university in Ohio to offer an undergraduate and graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration that enable students to become a Certified Nonprofit Professional through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA).
Nonprofit organizations and human services agencies play a vital role in the care and development of our society. To fulfill their mission, these organizations need dedicated, trained professionals with the desire and ability to make a difference in their community and the lives of others. The NLA program enables students to learn and apply leadership skills in these settings by combining coursework with hands-on experiences, such as internships, volunteer opportunities, NLA Student Association leadership activities, and professional development workshops. It also enables students to make a difference through education and training in various skill areas, including:
- Board and Committee Development
- Fundraising Principles
- Human Resource Development and Supervision
- Volunteer Management
- General Nonprofit Administration/Management
- Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management
- Program Planning and Evaluation
- Risk Management
- Public Relations and Nonprofit Marketing
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) is a national organization that collaborates with affiliated college/university programs and nonprofit agencies in recruiting, preparing, and placing students in meaningful careers with youth and human service agencies. Participation in the NLA Program builds on and enhances a student's chosen major course of study and provides the tools required to achieve success in the field of youth and human service agency management.