• DC & the War on Poverty: Then, Now & the Future

    On March 20, 2015 300 people representing the community, nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and academia participated in the 2015 Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership Forum, DC & the War on Poverty: Then, Now, & the Future.

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  • Johnson's War on Poverty and March 20th Issue Forum

    Please join us for a conversation on DC & the War on Poverty on March 20th. This paper provides background and context for the discussion.

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  • Cultivating Tomorrow's Leaders: A Profile on Dr. Kathy Kretman

    This is the first in a series of interviews with the faculty and alumni of the Center.

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  • CPNL Annual Report

    Our Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of the Center's team this past year, and our exciting plans for 2014-2015.

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  • Global Philanthropy Issue Briefs Series

    Written by prominent scholars, philanthropists and policy makers, the Issue Briefs discuss new philanthropic strategies for addressing global problems.

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Increasingly, the U.S. economy and the health of our global communities rely on a robust and highly-functioning nonprofit sector. The public sector, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector all recognize the growing need to collaborate in order to tackle this challenging work.

At the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership, we see our role as preparing leaders who can work for the public good across all sectors.

We provide opportunities for Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students to engage in rigorous study, to undertake challenging research, and to experience the real-life application of skills that are required of cross-sector leaders.

The Center offers leadership development and executive education programs, including our signature Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate, with a focus on serving underrepresented populations.

The Center has launched a new Veterans Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, with the goal of improving the support for our veterans returning from war. The Initiative includes executive education, case study research, and public issue forums highlighting best practices.

Finally, the Center focuses attention on philanthropy education and research–through its endowed Waldemar A. Nielsen Chair in Philanthropy—strengthening the efforts of individual donors as well as institutions to use philanthropy to address intractable social problems.