Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Requirements
All students seeking Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification and/or a Minor in Nonprofit Administration must fulfill the following coursework requirements:
- Political Science 466: Nonprofit Administration and Public Service AND
- Political Science 467: Advanced Nonprofit Administration
In addition to PSc 466 and PSc 467, students must take a minimum of four courses (12 credits) listed below to fulfill additional competency requirements. Courses must be selected from at least FOUR of the following six areas. Some of these courses require pre-requisites and/or require specific majors. It is the student’s responsibility to investigate these requirements prior to registering for the course.
- Communication (choose 1)
- COMM 110: Intro to Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 240: Communication in Small Groups
- COMM 421: Comm. In Nonprofit Organizations
- COMM 422: Communication and Technology
- COMM 423: Practical Issues in Organizational Communication
- COMM 424: Risk, Crisis, and Communication
- COMM 451: Intercultural Communication
- MGMT 420: Leadership and Motivation (for majors only, MGMT 340 prereq.)
- Youth and Adult Development (choose 1)
- PSYC 240S: Child and Adolescent Development
- PSYC 245: Adult Development and Aging
- SOC 330: Juvenile Delinquency
- SOC 335: Juvenile Justice System
- Human Resources Development and Supervision (choose 1)
- PSC 460: Human Resources Management
- RECM 380: Recreation Administration and Leadership
- COMM 320: Intro. Organizational Communication
- Nonprofit Program Planning (choose 1)
- RECM 230: Programming in Recreation
- RECM 485: Recreation Planning (for majors only)
- MKTG 411: Services/Relationship Marketing (for majors only, MKTG 360 prereq.)
- Nonprofit Marketing (choose 1)
- MKTG 363: Marketing Communications (for majors only, MKTG 360 prereq.)
- MKTG 412: Nonprofit Marketing (for majors only, MKTG 360 prereq.)
- Nonprofit Accounting/Financial Management (choose 1)
- ACCT 201: Financial Accounting (MATH 117 prereq.)
All students seeking Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certification and/or a Minor in Nonprofit Administration must complete a 300-hour internship.
3. Nonprofit Leadership Student Association
Students seeking Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certification must participate in UM's Nonprofit Leadership Student Association (NLSA), an ASUM-recognized student group. The NLSA meets every week and focuses efforts on 1) fundraising activities to support travel to the national Management/Leadership Institute, 2) workshops/trainings on board development, fundraising, leadership, and volunteer management, and 3) community service projects.
4. Management/Leadership Institute of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Students seeking Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certification must attend the Management/Leadership Institute of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, held every year in January. The Management/Leadership Institute is an intensive conference experience for students, teachers, and nonprofit leaders in the field. Local and national nonprofit leaders engage participants through workshops, dialogues, case studies, and forums. Participants may be interviewed for internships, fellowships, and professional positions. The unique, interactive format of the Institute exposes the next generation of nonprofit leaders to the realistic experiences of a nonprofit organization. Visit the Management/Leadership Institute webpage for more information.
Students seeking only the Minor in Nonprofit Administration do not have to participate in the Nonprofit Leadership Student Association or attend the Management/Leadership Institute of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.