MS in Nonprofit Leadership

  • Ben Jealous

    Faculty & Research

    Q&A with Ben Jealous, former NAACP head turned tech investor

    Jealous is a visiting scholar in the Annenberg School for Communication, School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), and the Wharton School. This semester, he’s co-teaching a graduate course with managing director of SP2’s Center for Social Impact Strategy, Ariel... Read More

  • Jeff Oppenheimer at ALS Association Dinner

    Student Life

    NPL Student Shares Advocacy Story at Annual ALS Dinner

    “I bear witness to the strength of people who can’t move a muscle,” said Jeff Oppenheimer, addressing a gathering of 450 guests at the 2019 ALS Dinner, held by the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter... Read More

  • Imrul Mazid

    Student Life

    Connecting Communities: NPL Student & AMCLI Fellow Reflects on Muslim American Nonprofit Leadership

    For Imrul Mazid, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), his deep commitment to social justice is inextricably woven to his... Read More

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

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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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Ben Jealous

Faculty & Research

Q&A with Ben Jealous, former NAACP head turned tech investor

Ben Jealous has accomplished a great deal in his 47 years. The former—and youngest ever—head of the NAACP managed the Mississippi’s Jackson...

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