Welcome to the Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University. We envision a vibrant philanthropic sector in which nonprofit organizations achieve their missions and people are inspired to give and serve.
We envision a vibrant philanthropic sector in which nonprofit organizations achieve their missions and people are inspired to give and serve.
At the Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, our programs unite theory and nonprofit sector experience, so students can learn from seasoned practitioners and their peers. We help nonprofit professionals lead their organizations and strengthen their communities through accessible programming offered through on campus and virtual learning opportunities.
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To increase the effectiveness and impact of the nonprofit sector by providing education and nurturing leadership among professionals and those who support the work of nonprofit organizations.
This mission clearly aligns with Rice University's Vision for the Second Century Second Decade through several components.
In particular, CPNL's programs expand opportunities to engage with the greater Houston community and empower the success of nonprofit organizations by building capacity in this sector.
We invite you to join us on this journey. Navigate our new website and read about our instructors, our conference, certificates, and courses, and see how the Center might help you. We want to help nonprofit organizations achieve their missions and share the power philanthropic action has to enhance our world.
CPNL builds capacity by:
- Preparing individuals for transition into the nonprofit sector
- Preparing individuals to move into senior-level nonprofit management and board roles
- Provide organizations with tools to maximize current available resources including talent and organizational structure
- Growing the number of individuals with a depth of knowledge in nonprofit finance and fundraising operations
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