Contact Us

Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD
Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program
JEFF 401

Angela Cabatbat
Graduate Program Coordinator
JEFF 401

Sarah Curtis-Tilton
Senior Administrative Assistant

Graduate Admissions

The MNPL Program is physically located in
Jefferson Building 401
4th Floor
E Jefferson St & 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Directions here

Connect with us on Facebook 



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; or strategic planning. Once matched, individual students are available to work with an organization for 3 to 5 hours a week from December through April.  Under the supervision of our faculty, the students conduct assessments, analyze opportunities, and deliver implementation-ready recommendations to the organization.

Practicum 2018-2019

Applications available - August 1, 2018
Applications due - September 10, 2018
Matching Process - October 2018
Notifications - October 31, 2018
Practicum - December 2018 - April 2019

2018-19 MNPL Practicum Q&A

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Dale at

Practicum 2017-2018

We received more than 50 applications for practicum placements in the fall of 2017, and placed 18 students.

Thank you to our 2017-2018 Practicum Sites:


Beacon of Hope Foundation

Capitol Hill Community Council

Chad's Legacy Project

Ladybug House


Neighborhood House

Pride Foundation

Real Change

Safe Crossings

Seattle Stand Down

Solid Ground

The Key to Change

The Madrone School

Vietnamese Friendship Association

Volunteers of America of Western Washington


Last updated: 7/23/18

Events and Information Sessions

Alumni & Students at Work