Transform. Inspire. Lead.

Seattle University’s Nonprofit Leadership program offers you the opportunity to develop the skills you need to inspire and transform your organization and your community as you carve the path to a just and humane world. Both our Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) and our Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership provide a variety of pathways to help you achieve the change you envision.

As we help you build the essential leadership qualities critical in today’s environment, we provide invaluable opportunities for you to test your ideas and skills with both the peers in your cohort and through practicum experience. As a result, you’ll be ready to apply your new expertise to a current position and any organizational challenges.

Alumni Making an Impact in Their Communities 

Learn to Lead For Lasting Impact

Focus on core competencies, including:

  • Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • Board Governance
  • Planning
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Human Resources Management
  • Program Design and Evaluation

Built on the national standards established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.

Master of Nonprofit Leadership

Our curriculum and flexible schedule are designed with you in mind—the working professional seeking to expand your own passion and current role. One of the first graduate degrees in the country developed specifically for those who lead, or aspire to lead, nonprofit organizations.

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Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership

Our CFRE-approved, hybrid program is geared toward your schedule. Our emphasis on reflective practice, leadership, and promoting social justice provides the essential difference between a good fundraiser and a great one.

Working With You as You Work For Others

As a faculty with nonprofit work experience ourselves, we know the work and dedication it takes to continue your education.  Our flexible master’s and hybrid graduate certificate allow you to get the education you need while continuing to build your career. With multiple scholarships and financial aid available, and with a faculty and community partners focused on helping you achieve your goals, we help you transform the world.

25 Years of Nonprofit Leadership

For 25 years, the Graduate Programs in Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University have been preparing leaders for "a more just and humane world". Join us this fall as we AMPLIFY the impact that the program, its alumni, faculty, and current students have had on their communities.

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We will host a Reception and Banquet in Campion Ballroom on the Seattle University Campus and will be honoring the impact of our community with Alumni Leadership Awards. 

October 11, 2019
Reception & Banquet
Doors Open: 5:30pm
Program: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Campion Ballroom
Tickets: $50


Maureen Emerson Feit, Director, Nonprofit Leadership

Maureen Emerson Feit



Angela Cabatbat, Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Leadership

Angela Cabatbat

Program Coordinator


Sarah Curtis-Tilton, Senior Admin Assistant, Nonprofit Leadership

Sarah Curtis-Tilton

Senior Administrative Assistant


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See the change our students create

  • Ranked in top 40

    Ranked in top 40

    Best Masters in Nonprofit Management

    College Choice

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