Non Profit Management


“Like all management professionals, nonprofit leaders are responsible for the strategies, operations, teams, and outcomes of their organizations. Unlike most for-profit companies, however, nonprofits are mission-driven organizations, measuring themselves by the impact they’re able to have on social or environmental issues like conservation, education, health, poverty, arts, and social services, among others”.

Net Impact. Continue reading about the field here.



Premier resource for information and resources for careers in nonprofit management. Includes a job board for jobs, internships, fellowships, volunteering and organizations!


Guidestar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. We provide as much information as we can about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Strengthens the leadership of the social sector and sustains the ability of nonprofits to fulfill their missions with a talented and prepared workforce. Provides a certification and experiential learning programs for aspiring nonprofit leaders.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) is a movement activating emerging leaders to advance a diverse and powerful social sector. Also provides a fellowship program, a leadership conference and local chapters.


Nonprofits are a type of impact organization and, therefore, have diverse missions which can include many impact areas. Depending on your the specific impact field of interest, your educational options may vary. Many programs in public service, social work and MBAs offer programs with emphasis on nonprofit management.

Idealist Graduate School, Certificate & Alternative Education Resources
The Grad School Resource Center (GSRC) is designed to help anyone considering the many ways to connect their educational options with their future social change careers. By providing easily accessible advice and guidance about the graduate education landscape, the the GSRC works as an online extension of the face-to-face connections made at the Idealist Grad Fairs.

University of Tennessee Academic Programs

College of Social Work

  • Evidence-Based Management, Leadership and Community Practice

College of Business

Local Organizations and Opportunities

To identify nonprofits in other areas of the country, you are encouraged to visit the United Way for that location and search for community partners.

National Job Boards and Career Resources

Net Impact
NonprofitCareers.Org (Society for Nonprofit Organizations)
Nonprofit Career Network
NonProfit Times Classified Ads
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