The Seattle University Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) program offers a practicum for graduate students during their second year of studies.  The MNPL practicum is designed to: (1) provide regional nonprofits with high quality consultation in select areas of nonprofit leadership and management, and (2) allow our graduate students to apply their education and develop their nonprofit leadership skills through practical application. Each fall, we seek regional nonprofits that are interested in consultation in one of the following areas: board governance; finance; fundraising; marketing; program evaluation; advocacy; diversity and equity; or strategic planning. Once matched, individual students are available to work with an organization for 3 to 5 hours a week from December through March.  Under the supervision of our faculty, the students conduct assessments, analyze opportunities, and deliver implementation-ready recommendations to the organization.

Practicum 2019-2020

2019-20 MNPL Practicum FAQ

Applications available - August 5, 2019
Applications due - September 10, 2019
Matching Process - October 2019
Notifications - October 31, 2019
Practicum - December 2019 - March 2020

For questions, please contact Noreen Elbert at

Practicum 2018-2019

We received more than 40 applications for practicum placements in the fall of 2018, and placed 18 students.

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Practicum Sites:

Byrd Barr Place

Chad's Legacy Project

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association

El Centro de la Raza

One Hundred for Haiti

Pacific Science Center

Safe Crossings Foundation

Seattle Humane Society

Seattle Music Partners

Seattle Play Therapy

Seattle University

The Big-Brained Superheroes Club

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas


White Center Community Development Association

Combined logos of 2018-2019 Practicum Host Sites 

Last updated: 8/5/2019

Practicum Information


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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