Minneapolis—May 8, 2008—Nonprofit organizations now employ a sizable and increasing share of the nation’s workforce, and Walden University, one of the largest online providers of graduate degrees, is offering an MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership to prepare students to advance their careers in this important high-growth sector. Students in the program will have the opportunity to gain the management and organizational skills needed to lead diverse and complex nonprofit organizations and serve as social change agents in local and global communities.

“Professionals in the nonprofit sector have a wide-reaching impact in their communities, directly influence the course of society, and touch the lives of others. Students in the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program can enhance their ability to create positive social change—a key component of Walden’s mission for 38 years,” said Dr. Mark Gordon, who directs the program at Walden.

The program’s curriculum focuses on understanding and applying concepts, principles, and processes related to leading and managing nonprofit organizations in the United States and abroad. Students learn to use appropriate statistics, methodologies, and program evaluation; apply concepts, principles, and processes related to budget, finance, and resource development; employ strategic planning related to marketing, public relations, and communication; and craft strategies for acquiring, managing, developing, and retaining volunteers and board members. The final capstone project builds on coursework and provides real-world experience that can immediately be applied to students’ nonprofit organizations.

The nonprofit sector is adding both paid jobs and volunteer workers at a much higher rate than the rest of the economy. The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action estimates that by 2010, employment in the nonprofit sector will reach 15 million.

Also, according to a March 3, 2008, article in the Washington Post, many experts believe the nonprofit sector is facing an unexpected crisis in leadership, due largely to job attrition and an aging workforce. This crisis further contributes to the increased demand for qualified nonprofit managers.

Walden University, an accredited online institution, provides students with the support they need to succeed in their studies, including access to academic advisors, tutors, a Writing Center, university librarians, and a range of other student support services.

For more information, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 or visit www.WaldenU.edu.

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT and bachelor’s programs in business, psychology, and child development.

Walden University is a member of Laureate International Universities, a leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org; 1-312-263-0456.

Man researching online education on laptop
Request Free Information
Request Free Information

Fill out this form to get free information on courses, admissions and financial aid from your personal advisor.


Please use our International Form if you live outside of the U.S.

Fill out this form to get free information on courses, admissions and financial aid from your personal advisor.


Please use our Domestic Form if you live in the U.S.
*Required Field
Academic Interests
Required
Required
Contact Information
Required
Required
Invalid email address
Please provide a valid phone number
Required
Please provide a valid zipcode
Required
Additional Information
Required
Submit

By submitting this form, I understand and agree that Walden University may contact me via email, text, telephone, and prerecorded message regarding furthering my education and that calls may be generated using automated technology. You may opt out at any time. Please view our privacy policy or contact us for more details.

Required

By checking this box, I agree that Walden University may contact me by email, text message, autodialed telephone call, and prerecorded message at the contact information provided above regarding opportunities and offers to further my education. I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time and that my consent is not a condition of any purchase. I have received the Walden University Privacy Policy