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.

Through a focus on experiential learning, we provide opportunities for Georgetown graduate students to engage in rigorous study, undertake challenging research, and practice the skills that are required of cross-sector leaders. The Center offers leadership development and executive education programs, including our signature Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate, for individuals working in or with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Finally, the Center focuses attention on education and research at the intersection of philanthropy and public policy—through its endowed Waldemar A. Nielsen Chair in Philanthropy—strengthening the efforts of using philanthropy to address intractable social problems.

Jennifer Roccanti, NPMCert Alumni Spotlight (1)

Learn about how Jennifer reversed a three-year trend of net deficits at her nonprofit

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Apply now for the Spring 2023 Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program

Meet the Spring 2023 Micron Fellows

Meet the Spring 2023 Micron Fellows!

Diana Ortiz Alumni Spotlight

Read about how Diana’s organization provides pathways out of homelessness, and domestic and sexual violence

Yasmine Arrington, NPMCert Alumni Spotlight

Read about how Yasmine supports children of incarcerated parents to complete their college education

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Learn about the eight nonprofit leaders chosen for the first cohort

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Georgetown and LeaderBridge Partnership supports nonprofit leaders as they reengage board, staff and volunteers

A Tribute to Pablo Eisenberg

Pablo Eisenberg was best known for his passion for social justice and for speaking uncomfortable truths.

Tatiana Fedrick - Initial Interview Post

Learn about the role of women in advancing the domestic labor movement.

Max Holmes

Read Dr. Kretman’s interview with Dr. Holmes about global state of the climate crisis.

Undergraduate Reflection Post

Read how Olivia’s experience reflected the interviews she held with Certificate Program alumni.

Spring 2022 Philanthropy Class

Georgetown University Graduate Class Awards $24,000 to Local Nonprofits

Civil Society and Public Policy Panel

Read a summary of the conversation and related articles

Hind Essayegh

Read how Hind builds power and safety for Muslim women and girls through self-defense and healing.


Read our newly released paper to learn how philanthropy can help strengthen our democracy.

Opening Slide

Read a summary of the event, watch the video and access related resources.

Yaheiry Mora

Read about Yaheiry’s experience in community organizing, immigrant justice advocacy, and voter engagement.

Kie, Maurice

Read about Maurice’s commitment to building the strength and confidence of the next generation.


Learn about Maria’s grantmaking at the German Marshall Fund.