Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership, housed in the Williamson College of Business Administration (WCBA), provides you with academic programming and professional development experiences for pursuit of a career in the nonprofit sector (working for a nonprofit, charitable organization) and/or serving the community.

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership has a lot to offer:

  • Academics

    There is both a minor and certification with the Nonprofit Leadership program. Both can be paired with any major on campus!

  • Experience

    Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization (SNLO)

    The Nonprofit Leadership program offers a student organization for you to join and gain real-world experience. SNLO is a great way to learn fundraising best-practices, networking skills and the importance of volunteer work. The student organization takes time to visit local nonprofit organizations to gain a better understanding of the operations and importance of their missions.

    Pay-It-Forward: Student Philanthropy Initiative

    The Pay-It-Forward initiative gives Nonprofit Leadership students a chance to be part of grant selection process. Each Spring, students in SNLO distribute a grant application, review the applicants and choose an area nonprofit organization to receive the gift. The process is a great learning experience, from gaining understanding of the grant process to learning more about the nonprofit organizations in the Valley. 

How can you benefit from a minor or certificate in Nonprofit Leadership?

  • Make a Living: Making a Difference! Nonprofit organizations exist to provide services for the betterment of the community / society and to create social change. 
  • Stand out in today’s job market!  Nonprofit Leadership at Youngstown State will prepare you for a rewarding and prestigious career as a nonprofit leader.
  • The nonprofit sector is the fastest growing employment sector in our country, and offers a wide-range of employment opportunities including: Management, Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations, Accounting, Development/Fundraising, Special Events, Volunteer Management, Social work and much more!
  • Students participate in Consulting Projects across Northeast Ohio, and offer solutions to real organizational challenges.
  • Receive one-on-one support, advisement, and mentoring.