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Transform. Inspire. Lead.

Preparing you to lead for a more just and humane world

For more than 25 years, Seattle University's Nonprofit Leadership program has led the way.

Our curriculum combines a commitment to social justice, the latest in leadership theory and nonprofit research, and the practical management skills and dexterity required of nonprofit leaders. You work with a distinguished mix of Seattle University faculty and practitioner instructors, learn with a cohort of peers, expand your portfolio, and build your network among nonprofit and philanthropic leaders in the region. When you graduate, you join a community of more than 450 alumni who are leading change in nonprofit, public and private organizations around the world.

Social Justice-Centered Leadership

Learn to lead for lasting impact

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Accelerate Your Career

You are a recent graduate or in an entry-level position in the nonprofit sector. You are ready to fully apply your talents, knowledge and experience, developing new skills and expanding your understanding of the field.

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Ignite Your Leadership

You are a full-time professional in the nonprofit sector ready to move to the next level. You are prepared to leverage your current experience and fill knowledge gaps, setting your sights on reimagining your leadership.

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Live Your Mission

You are ready to learn how to apply the skills and perspective of your successful career to the causes that matter most to you. This is your time to embrace the future, center your values, and follow your passion to make lasting change.

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Transform Fundraising

You are ready to move up in your development department or interested in exploring career opportunities in fundraising and resource development. Develop and hone essential skills with the Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership.

Our faculty has direct nonprofit work experience and we know the work and dedication it takes to continue your education. Our master’s degree, designed for working professionals, 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 faculty and community partners focused on helping you achieve your goals, we help you transform the world.

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

Our Alumni: Transforming Communities

Nonprofit Leadership News

Amelia Marckworth, MNPL '17, Interim Director of IEC, Leads Grant Collaboration

Amelia Marckworth

JP Morgan Chase Foundation grant will support Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and campus partners in their efforts to expand diversity of suppliers.
Sep 21, 2021

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Dr. Maureen Feit, Nonprofit Leadership, Publishes Article

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"Tightrope of Advocacy: Critical Race Methods as a Lens on Nonprofit Mediation Between Fear and Trust in the U.S. Census"
Aug 13, 2021

Read More about Dr. Maureen Feit, Nonprofit Leadership, Publishes Article

Dr. Benjamin Danielson, "A Racial Equity Reckoning"

Dr. Benjamin Danielson

Nonprofit Leadership co-sponsored keynote address for Black History Month; video available
Jun 14, 2021

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Nonprofit Leadership Newsletter

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Contact Us

  • Elizabeth Dale

    Elizabeth Dale

    Interim Director and Associate Professor

  • Angela Cabatbat

    Angela Cabatbat

    Program Coordinator

  • Sarah Curtis-Tilton

    Sarah Curtis-Tilton

    Senior Administrative Assistant