Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Association (NPLAA)

The Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Association (NPLAA) is designed to keep graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Nonprofit Leadership Master of Science program connected to each other and to the program’s key goals and principles. During our time in the program, we laid the foundation for professional and personal journeys as collaborative agents of innovation and impact.

The NPLAA serves as a resource for current students and administration; as ambassadors for the Nonprofit Leadership program; and as a group through which all NPL alumni can network and continue teaching and learning from one another. The NPLAA represents the voice of NPL alumni, encourages alumni support of the School, and informs alumni about issues that advance the program’s growth and development.

NPLAA Co-Chairs

Martha Heuser, MS’13

  • Fundraiser, The Board of Pensions PCUSA

“What I was looking for and found in the Nonprofit Leadership Program was to challenge my thinking and look at the bigger picture. To this day, there are certain concepts and themes that I apply regularly in my professional and personal life. In addition, I greatly valued the diversity and learnings from my classmates, and am excited by these dynamic, emerging thought leaders and what we will achieve together.”

Erin McGowan, MS’12

  • Associate Director, Wharton Small Business Development Center

“After starting the Nonprofit Leadership program, I was immediately able to apply the theory and concepts to my work. As a part-time student, I was able to meet and work with several cohorts of NPL students who are incredibly creative and innovative thinkers, as well top faculty who are great teachers but also deeply engaged in in the community with a strong commitment to social change.”

To stay connected with your fellow NPL Alumni please join us on Facebook and LinkedIn. In addition to receiving NPLAA updates, please use these groups to list job postings, network, etc.

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