MS in Nonprofit Leadership

  • Headshot of Emily Conners

    Alumni Stories

    SP2 Nonprofit Leadership Alumna Honored as Fundraising ‘Rising Star’

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern PA Chapter has named Emily A. Conners, a 2016 graduate of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at the Penn School of Social Policy &...

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  • Gabriella Gabriel Paez

    Student Life

    SP2 Student Named Activist of the Year, Provides Sustainable Local Resources

    Gabriella Gabriel Paéz, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), was recognized as Activist of the Year at SustainPHL 2018. The...

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  • NPL student Shadrack Frimpong

    Student Life

    Social Entrepreneur, SP2 Student Facilitating Healthcare & Education in Ghana

    Shadrack Frimpong was born and raised in Tarkwa Breman, a remote village in Ghana where he grew up without running water and electricity. Frimpong is the son of a charcoal seller and a peasant farmer....

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Are you passionate about creating social change?

The Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) Program at the School of Social Policy and Practice welcomes individuals who are bright, passionate, and energized to be transformative thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, and innovators for social impact. The world needs innovative approaches to address the world’s complex social challenges.

Our students are the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs who will help transform nonprofits, social enterprises, international NGOs, educational systems, social service agencies, art and cultural institutions, foundations, and advocacy and volunteer organizations. Our program allows students to build a foundation for their professional and civic journeys as collaborative agents of innovation and impact.

If you are a nonprofit professional preparing for leadership role, a professional in another sector seeking to create social impact, or an individual preparing to enter the nonprofit or social impact sector, apply today to our full-time, part-time, or online programs.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Meet the NPL program faculty.

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Top Ten Reasons to Pursue a Master's Degree in NPL

Top Ten Reasons to Pursue a Master's Degree in NPL

Top Ten Reasons to Pursue a Master's Degree in NPL

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Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

Review admissions requirements and tuition information for the NPL.

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Curriculum

The NPL program consists of a total of ten (10) graduate level course units (CUs).

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Contact Information

Contact Information

Contact Information

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FAQs

FAQs

FAQs

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SP2 News

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Achieving Great Social Impact with CHIP

The 2019 High Impact Giving Guide has been released, offering expert advice on how donors make the most change with philanthropic...

Kiasha Huling

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna to Drive Environmental Volunteerism as New Director of UC Green

Kiasha Huling, a 2008 graduate of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the Penn School of Social Policy...

Child Maltreatment in Insular & Isolated Communities

Faculty & Research

CWLA and Penn Field Center Publish New Essay Collection: Child Maltreatment in Insular & Isolated Communities

A newly-released online essay collection, the result of a collaboration by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and the...

Alumni Stories

SP2 Celebrates Inaugural Inductees at Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony

It was an unseasonably cold afternoon in early November, but the space at Slought Foundation was filled with the warmth...

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