Nonprofit Management Concentration

The Career You Want. The Skills You Need.

The Nonprofit Management curriculum was designed by university faculty in consultation with the nonprofit community to provide students with the foundation to become effective leaders of nonprofit and voluntary organizations.

Students in the Nonprofit Management concentration will develop knowledge and skills in three core areas:

  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership;
  • Nonprofits and Governance; and
  • Civil Society and Social Change.

Study Under Distinguished Faculty Experts

Judith Saidel Jennifer Dodge Yvonne Harrison
Judith Saidel Jennifer Dodge Yvonne Harrison
Jim Fossett David S. T. Matkin Phillip Morris
Jim Fossett David S. T. Matkin Philip Morris
Michelle McClave Searing Finn
Michelle McClave Elizabeth Searing Peter C. Finn

Specialty Nonprofit Management & Policy Courses

  • PAD 521 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits
  • PAD 583 Global Governance
  • PAD/POS 604 Inequality and Public Policy
  • PAD 607 Nonprofit Governance
  • PAD 610 Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • PAD 612 Nonprofits and Public Policy
  • PAD 613 Issues in Not-For-Profit Management
  • PAD 615 Strategic Planning and Management
  • PAD 616 Nonprofits and Social Transformation
  • PAD 631 Cost management for Government and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PAD 640 Financial Management for Nonprofits
  • PAD675R Public Policy Advocacy
  • PAD 685 Culture and Public Policy, Developing Creative Communities

Recent Job & Internship Placements in Nonprofit Management

Affiliated Centers


The Center for Women in Government & Civil Society is part of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York. Through research, teaching, training, leadership development, networking, and public education, the Center works to: Strengthen women’s public policy leadership; Broaden access of women and youth to policy knowledge, skills, and influence; Advance equity for women in the workplace; Enhance nonprofit management and leadership; Inform policy makers and policy activists on issues related to women, children and families.