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Welcome to the University of Georgia's Institute for Nonprofit Organizations, offering the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations (MNPO).
The Institute for Nonprofit Organizations provides an interdisciplinary group of graduate teaching, research, and service programs that focus upon improving the leadership and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations.
The Institute offers an array of opportunities for students, professionals and scholars of nonprofit organizations as well as those seeking careers in this field. It prepares students with knowledge and skills necessary for management and leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, and it develops and disseminates knowledge to strengthen the effectiveness of those already in leadership positions.
The Institute was created in response to current trends in the U.S. economy and public policy that underscored the need for more effective leaders, managers and professional staff throughout the nonprofit sector. Labor force statistics project dramatic increases in employment in this sector. Emerging changes in public policy suggest that demands on nonprofit organizations will increase sharply and that well-prepared leaders will be essential for the survival and health of these organizations.
The Institute seeks to prepare leaders who will strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations throughout Georgia and the nation. Its faculty develop knowledge through research, disseminate it through teaching, and provide services to the State through continuing education, consultation and technical assistance. The Institute provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to effective performance of nonprofit organizations, and it provides opportunities to disseminate and apply this learning directly with organizations in the region.