Are you purpose-driven? If so, it is often through nonprofit organizations that passion is put into action through careers that make a difference (https://youtu.be/LQjmQXq79xk). Changing the world for the better is not restricted to a major. You can combine your primary program with this minor's competency-based educational emphasis.
The minor in nonprofit leadership and management empowers students to positively impact the community in which they work. The nonprofit sector in the U.S. is unique in form and function, with more than 1.6 million organizations in the U.S.
This program is ideal for ASU students who wish to earn a minor that concentrates on the management of nonprofit organizations. Students from various disciplines such as business, communication, education, global studies, museum studies, nursing, public affairs, religious studies, social work, and sustainability find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program as many find that their career pathways from their degree occur within nonprofit organization forms. Coursework in the minor introduces students to the knowledge and skills requires for successful professional careers with nonprofit, social sector organizations that exist to improve the quality of life of communities.
This program affords students the opportunity to earn the National Certified Nonprofit Professional credential awarded through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: https://www.nonprofitleadershipalliance.org/credential/. Students seeking more information about completing the CNP credential and requirements should refer to the school website.
At A Glance
Nonprofit Leadership and Management (Minor)
- Offered by: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
- Location: Downtown
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
Find and apply for relevant scholarships.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
The minor requires 18 credit hours: 12 credit hours of required core courses and six credit hours of elective courses.
Required Core Courses:
NLM 220 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NLM 300 Fundraising and Resource Development (3)
NLM 310 Volunteer Management (3)
NLM 430 Managing Nonprofit Organizations, L (3)
Elective Courses: (choose six elective credit hours from one of two blocks)
Block A - choose this block if interested in the CNP credential:
NLM 320 Professional Development Seminar (4)*
NLM 420 Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Institute (2)
Block B - choose two courses if interested in minor only, without CNP credential:
NLM 160 Voluntary Action and Community Leadership, SB (3)
NLM 380 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NLM 435 Service Learning for Community Development (3)
PRM 486 Special Events Management (3)
*This seminar is for one credit hour for four semesters.
- minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) required for all classes in the minor
- minimum GPA of 2.00 for those pursuing the minor; a major or premajor, other than BS in nonprofit leadership and management
- meet the curricular and cocurricular requirements (if also pursuing the CNP credential)
- 15 hours of graded classroom course work (no internship, no independent study)
- students should be a junior to take 400-level classes
- no double counting of courses for both a major and the minor
Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BS in nonprofit leadership and management, including American Indian studies concentration
Students pursuing the nonprofit leadership and management bachelor's degree may earn the certified nonprofit professional credential along with their major upon successfully completing both curricular and cocurricular requirements. (Students should see an advisor for details.)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
Graduates with a nonprofit leadership and management minor find opportunities in diverse settings involving a wide range of missions, including arts and culture, environmental, health, youth development, etc. Some graduates find employment with local, grassroots, direct-service nonprofits while others find work with grant-making foundations.