PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization
Changing demographics, an aging population, reductions in government programs, and other societal changes are increasing the need for nonprofit leaders with the skills to develop innovative solutions to these emerging challenges. This online PhD program in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is designed around industry standards for nonprofit management education, including the graduate curriculum guidelines established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). You will study such topics as organizational and community collaborations; multicultural and diverse population needs; employee and volunteer development; legal, regulatory, and tax issues; financial analysis and reporting; marketing; program evaluation; strategic planning; and advanced skills in fund development and stewardship — all from a nonprofit perspective.
This specialization is part of Capella University's broad portfolio of public service leadership offerings. Capella features a multidisciplinary approach to public service education that brings together faculty and learners from public administration, public safety, and health care, professions that often must work together to address complex public sector challenges. Students benefit because they gain an in-depth understanding of their specialized professions in the context of the larger public service environment.
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With your PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Capella, you'll analyze the interconnectedness of the sectors of society from an historical, theoretical, economic, political and practical perspective to understand how nonprofits contribute to local, national and global society. You'll also lead the development and enhancement of collaborative relationships between government, business, religion and nonprofits entities in order to create a more socially just, equitable and vibrant world. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership include chief development officer, director of community engagement, director of training, faculty at a college or university, fundraising/development manager, planned-giving or major-gifts officer, or program director. Potential workplaces include: charitable organization, civic/community organization, foundation, nonprofit organization or religious organization.
Capella also provides you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific knowledge area by earning a program concentration that will be included on your transcript and can enhance your career opportunities.
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