The Nonprofit Management & Leadership (NPML) Program offers noncredit courses and workshops through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, in addition to the credit courses they offer through the academic units. The Fundraising Institute is offered every summer, and additional programs are offered throughout the year.

Click here for a list of current Professional Development opportunities.

Filling a vital need for nonprofit education and training in the St. Louis metropolitan region and beyond, the NPML Program offers comprehensive education and training for individuals with varied instructional needs:
  • Students and others pursuing careers in the nonprofit sector
  • Professional nonprofit staff
  • Board members
  • Community leaders
  • Public sector administrators

Managers and leaders in a wide array of nonprofit fields have gained essential skills and knowledge through NPML programs. Participants join our programs from many fields, including human and social services, health and mental health, the arts and culture, education, public issues advocacy, the environment, religion, and community associations.

Society calls upon nonprofit organizations and voluntary initiatives to address its most critical challenges...revitalizing cities; transforming educational, health, and social service systems; strengthening civic, arts, and cultural life; and sustaining our environment. Therefore, it is vitally important that nonprofit organizations and voluntary initiatives improve the effectiveness of managers and leaders. NPML’s mission is to foster the growth and effectiveness of professionals already working in the nonprofit sector and of others who aspire to such work. John McClusky, NPML founder and director emeritus

For more information on the NPML Program, please visit their website at umsl.edu/npml.