Nonprofit Leadership Programs

If you're a service-minded student with a calling toward helping others, our Nonprofit Leadership minor and certificate programs are great supplements to your degree.

What You'll Study

A minor or certificate in nonprofit leadership is ideal for leaders looking to begin a career with a nonprofit organization. We designed both options to help foster your drive to give back to the community.

You'll learn foundational public relations skills and how to manage diverse workplaces. Our leadership, financial management and fundraising courses will equip you with the tools to keep your nonprofit organization running smoothly.

You'll also be able to apply what you learn to the real world with an internship with a regional nonprofit organization. You've already ignited your passion to serve others; now let us teach you the skills you need for a career in it.


  • Nonprofit Leadership Minor

    Enhance your major in business, liberal arts, social sciences or human services with this 20-credits minor to start a career in the nonprofit sector after college.

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Internships and Jobs

Here is a sample of recent Center for Nonprofit Leadership Internship Placements

  • Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
  • Chicago Children's Theatre
  • Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley
  • Mercy Health Foundation
  • Northeast Ohio Adoption Services
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership
  • Youngstown Area Jewish Federation
  • Youngstown Business Incubator

WCBA Internship Opportunities

Here is a sample of where Center for Nonprofit Leadership graduates work:

  • Mill Creek Metroparks
  • Meridian Healthcare
  • Mercy Health Foundation 
  • The Ohio State University
  • Youngstown State University Foundation
  • Junior Achievement
  • American Cancer Society
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Phoenix Art Museum

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One More Thing

The Nonprofit Leadership minor and certificate allowed me to build the leadership skills so many organizations look for. The real-world experience the program offers is like none other, and it prepares you to go out in the world and make a difference."

Kati Hartwig, Nonprofit Leadership Alum