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.


Application Deadline April 8th for Scholarship Supporting Nonprofits Founded by American Muslims

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Strategies and guidance for nonprofit leaders

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Quiet Gaps – A CEO’s Reflection

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Supporting Your Team During Times of Unprecedented Change

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Impact of Hyper Change on Financial Health and Continuity

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Census, Covid-19, and the Need for Hyper Change


Measuring What Matters: Strategies for Measuring Change in the Social Sector

Maggie Siddiqi Spotlight

Read about Maggie’s experience in the Certificate Program