What are Nonprofits?
Nonprofits are typically private, tax exempt organizations designed to address public interests. Nonprofits take a variety of organizational forms such as charitable, functional, religious and community-driven. The nonprofit sector plays an important role by addressing social problems and promoting common concerns in areas such as:
- Public health
- Child welfare
- Environmental quality
- Animal protection and rescue
- Disaster response
- Arts and culture, and
- Homelessness and poverty
Nonprofit organizations play an important role in our economy and the growth of the sector continues. Executive positions, fund development officers, program managers and educators are among the professional positions to be found. Nonprofit employment invariably offers challenging and rewarding work but in today’s environment, skills are needed along with passion and drive.
Almost everyone has served as a volunteer but successfully managing volunteers and harnessing their creativity is a growing need for nonprofits and local governments that also use volunteers. Nonprofits can be found in almost all local communities in the State of Texas and across the nation. Internationally and globally, too, the demand for knowledgeable and skilled nonprofit employees and managers grows, and with it the need for people with degrees in Nonprofit Leadership Studies is climbing as well.
Nonprofit Career Opportunities:
People with degrees in Nonprofit Leadership Studies are competitive for positions working in many of the major nonprofits in Texas including United Way, The American Red Cross, The Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, and other local organizations. Students pursuing the NPLS degree can expect to complete an internship that helps them to connect what they learn with their own talents to help local nonprofits, such as these, in a variety of roles.