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 2020-2021

2019-20 MNPL Practicum FAQ

Applications available - Summer 2020
Applications due - TBD
Matching Process - TBD
Notifications - TBD
Practicum - December 2020 - March 2021

For questions, please contact Noreen Elbert at

Practicum 2019-2020

We received more than 60 applications for practicum placements in the fall of 2019, and placed 22 students.

Thank you to our 2019-20 Practicum Sites:

A Bridge for Girls

Bureau of Fearless Ideas

CASA Latina

City Year, Seattle and King County

Communities in Schools, Tacoma

East African Community Services

FOB Hope

Girls Rock Math

King County Search and Rescue

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

Northwest Harvest

Queen Anne Helpline

Real Change

Seattle Music Partners

Seattle Play Therapy

Soccer Without Borders



Volunteers of America Western Washington

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

White Center Community Development Association (CDA)



Last updated: 02/06/2020

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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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