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, with a focus on serving underrepresented populations. 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.

CourtneyHall, NPMCert Alumni Spotlight (1)

Learn about Courtney’s career serving homeless populations in the D.C. area.

MarySueCarlson, NPMCert Alumni Spotlight

Learn about Dr. Carlson’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Haiti.

AriPak, NPMCert Alumni Spotlight

Learn about Ari’s work with Asian American youth.


Learn about Cristina’s experience merging to nonprofits in Colombia.

Osayande, NPMCert Alumni Spotlight

Learn about Ewuare’s work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

MacDonald, NPMCert Alumni Spotlight

Learn about Sarah’s experience our Nonprofit Certificate Program.

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Pandemics and Protests as a Portal for Change

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Lessons Learned from Developing an Online Executive Education Program

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Re-Thinking Fiscal Year-End Financial Performance Reporting

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Strategies for Racial Equity in Organizations

Tribble, Alumni Spotlight

Learn about Jeff’s experience founding The MusicianShip.

Philanthorpy Class Photo Spring 2020

Philanthropy Class Responds to COVID-19

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Using Operating Reserves During a Crisis

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