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Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University

Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University

Seattle University's Nonprofit Leadership program offers unique opportunities to tap into your talents, hone your skills, and achieve excellence as a leader for a more just and humane world.

901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122-4411


Maureen Emerson Feit
Direct line: (206) 296-5440


Educational Programs & Resource Centers

  • Certificate programs
  • Graduate programs

About Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University

The Nonprofit Leadership program provides tomorrow’s leaders critical tools to bring about a just and humane world through two programs, the Master of Nonprofit Leadership and the Certificate in Fundraising Leadership. Our graduates inspire and effect the kind of change that results in lasting impact on their organizations and communities.

• 45 credits;
• Classes meet on campus evening and weekends;
• Cohort model;
• Can be completed within 22 months.

The Master of Nonprofit Leadership program at Seattle University was one of the first graduate degrees in the country developed specifically for those who lead, or aspire to lead, nonprofit organizations. Today, the curriculum emphasizes the latest in leadership and management theory and the practical skills and dexterity required of nonprofit leaders. Students work with a distinguished mix of Seattle University faculty and practitioner instructors, learn with a cohort of peers, and build their networks among nonprofit and philanthropic leaders in the region.

• 15 credits;
• Online/on-campus, with campus classes on 3 Saturdays each quarter;
• Can be completed within 9 months.

Our specialized curriculum is designed to meet the growing demand for effective fundraisers. A strong theoretical grounding provides the foundation for classes that teach fundraising fundamentals, communications, individual giving, grantwriting and financial management. Emphasis on reflective practice, leadership, and promoting social justice provides the essential difference between a good fundraiser – and a great one.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Nonprofit sector issues

Fee Structure

  • Other: Tuition for programs

County Availability

  • All WA Counties