The Nonprofit Leadership and Management major provides students with both the theoretical and practical knowledge concerning the management of nonprofit organizations.
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Chair and Professor of Human Relations and Nonprofit Studies
Professor of Human Relations, Sociology, and Non-Profit Studies
Instructor of Human Relations, Sociology, and Non-Profit Studies
Associate Professor of Human Relations
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The Department of Human Relations, Sociology, and Nonprofit Studies offers the B.A. degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. To graduate from High Point University with this degree, students must complete the following:

B.A. in Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Major Requirements 40 credits
University Core Requirements 50 credits
Electives 38 credits

TOTAL

128 credits


Requirements for a B.A. in Nonprofit Leadership and Management (40 credits):

  • NPL 1250. Nonprofit Organizations and the Voluntary Sector (4)
  • NPL 2750. Fundraising and Resource Development (4)
  • NPL 2811. Professional Orientation (2)
  • NPL 2850. Nonprofit Financial Management (4)
  • NPL 3250. Program Design, Management, and Evaluation (4)
  • NPL 3300. Counseling and the Helping Professions (4)
  • NPL 3811. Nonprofit Leadership and Management Practicum (2)
  • NPL 3850. Governance and Leadership (4)
  • NPL 4811-4815. Internship (4)
  • NPL 4880. Policy and Research Methodology (4)

One course from the following:

  • COM 2235. Public Relations Techniques (4)
  • HRE 3220. Group Dynamics and Team Development (4)
  • HRE 3550. Project Development and Management (4)
  • HRE/GBS 3600. The Global Workplace (4)
  • HRE 4220. Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership (4)
  • HRE 4450. Seminar in Training and Organizational Development (4)
  • NPL 4110. Undergraduate Research (4)
  • NPL 4444. Independent Study (4)

Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in nonprofit leadership and management have obtained positions with local, national and international nonprofit organizations. Examples of these positions are:

  • Executive Director of a Nonprofit
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Fundraising and Resource Development
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Management
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Program Development, Management and Evaluation
  • Financial Administration and Management

 

Featured Graduate Outcomes:

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Tiffany Jones, ’17 – pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Vanderbilt University

“My education at High Point University has prepared me to be a 21st century learner and community member by helping me develop critical thinking, problem solving skills, and a language of what God’s justice looks like in the world. As I venture off to Divinity School, I am confident that I have been well prepared and will become a better community member because of the mentors and experiences I have had at HPU.”

 

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Kristen Schapowal, ’17 – Better Business Bureau in Denver, Colorado as a business engagement specialist

“HPU’s professors and advisers helped me get to where I am today. The sheer amount of opportunities the staff of HPU guide their students toward is exciting. There is always something new happening or something new to sign up for. I have taken every opportunity I was able to, and they have all helped me prepare for life after graduation in different ways. ”

 

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Jenna Rosenbloom, ’16 – AmeriCorps VISTA at High Point University through the North Carolina Campus Compact

“My most impactful mentor at High Point University was and still is Dr. Pamela Palmer. As my advisor, she guided me in the right directions and helped me become comfortable in speaking my mind about what I am most passionate about. She opened my eyes to the fact that people are interested to hear what I have to say about issues I have researched and that I hope to make a difference in.”

 

Joseph-Kilar-683x1024Joseph Kilar, ’15 – food coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank for Northwest North Carolina

“Dr. Pamela Palmer and Dr. David Bergen were my advisors throughout everything. They really represented the university well, and they represented their departments well, too. Both Dr. Palmer and Dr. Bergen were very friendly and truly cared about my success. All my professors wanted to ensure that we as students did well in our classes, and were especially supportive during my practicum and internships.“

 

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Morgan Falls, ’14 – Pursuing a master’s in Public Policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia 

“At HPU, I had the opportunity to explore my interests beyond the classroom. I went to Guatemala for an alternative fall break, and I returned for a Maymester. While studying for a semester abroad in Ecuador, I completed an internship with an NGO in Quito. With the support of my advisors, I was able to graduate with three majors. This allowed me to recognize my interest in exploring public policy at various levels, which is what I hope to do through the MPP program at UVA.”

 

Laura-MayLaura May, ’14 – Executive Director of Friends in Action, a nonprofit in Greensboro

“High Point University provided me with educators who were truly invested in my goals and did everything they could to prepare me to get there.”

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Class of 2014 Outcomes: Laura May Leads Nonprofit as Executive Director
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With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2014:

Name: Laura May

Major: May graduated with a B.A. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, with minors in Human Relations and Entrepreneurship, on May 3.

Post-graduation plans: May accepted a position as the Executive Director of Friends in Action, a nonprofit in Greensboro. The organization prepares and mobilizes today’s youth to serve with compassion and to lead with courage.

How HPU helped you get there: “High Point University provided me with educators who were truly invested in my goals and did everything they could to prepare me to get there.”

Most impactful professor at HPU: “Dr. Pamela Palmer has been my role model throughout my four years at High Point. She encouraged me to network with community leaders, pursue my dreams and to never aim too low.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “The moment that had the greatest impact on me was during my junior year when presenting my Senior Seminar. Dr. Pamela Palmer presented me with Junior of Year within the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program. I never realized how much I had truly accomplished during my years here, but when she listed off my accomplishments, I realized that I had the potential to be an asset to the community, and that I had definitely been an asset to the program at HPU.”

Class of 2014 Outcomes: Laura May Leads Nonprofit as Executive Director

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2014:

Name: Laura May

Major: May graduated with a B.A. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, with minors in Human Relations and Entrepreneurship, on May 3.

Post-graduation plans: May accepted a position as the Executive Director of Friends in Action, a nonprofit in Greensboro. The organization prepares and mobilizes today’s youth to serve with compassion and to lead with courage.

How HPU helped you get there: “High Point University provided me with educators who were truly invested in my goals and did everything they could to prepare me to get there.”

Most impactful professor at HPU: “Dr. Pamela Palmer has been my role model throughout my four years at High Point. She encouraged me to network with community leaders, pursue my dreams and to never aim too low.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “The moment that had the greatest impact on me was during my junior year when presenting my Senior Seminar. Dr. Pamela Palmer presented me with Junior of Year within the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program. I never realized how much I had truly accomplished during my years here, but when she listed off my accomplishments, I realized that I had the potential to be an asset to the community, and that I had definitely been an asset to the program at HPU.”

Class of 2014 Outcomes: Laura May Leads Nonprofit as Executive Director

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2014:

Name: Laura May

Major: May graduated with a B.A. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, with minors in Human Relations and Entrepreneurship, on May 3.

Post-graduation plans: May accepted a position as the Executive Director of Friends in Action, a nonprofit in Greensboro. The organization prepares and mobilizes today’s youth to serve with compassion and to lead with courage.

How HPU helped you get there: “High Point University provided me with educators who were truly invested in my goals and did everything they could to prepare me to get there.”

Most impactful professor at HPU: “Dr. Pamela Palmer has been my role model throughout my four years at High Point. She encouraged me to network with community leaders, pursue my dreams and to never aim too low.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “The moment that had the greatest impact on me was during my junior year when presenting my Senior Seminar. Dr. Pamela Palmer presented me with Junior of Year within the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program. I never realized how much I had truly accomplished during my years here, but when she listed off my accomplishments, I realized that I had the potential to be an asset to the community, and that I had definitely been an asset to the program at HPU.”

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Class of 2014 Outcomes: Molly Shore Called to Camp Ministry
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With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2014:

Name: Molly Shore

Major: Shore graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science on May 3, with a minor in Music.

Post-graduation plans: Shore will be attending Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., to pursue a master’s degree in Christian Formation and Ministry, with a concentration in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. Afterwards, she may pursue a Ph.D. in Nonprofit Administration or Leadership.

How HPU helped you get there: “My time at HPU has helped me grow in so many ways. Every single class I took helped shape me into who I am now. Through my classes and professors I have gained knowledge in many different areas. I have been given the tools to succeed in life. I have built relationships and received encouragement and inspiration. I have learned how to work through difficulties and how to rejoice in success. HPU has prepared me not just for a job, but to live life fully.”

Most impactful professor at HPU: “It is hard to choose just one impactful professor. I have been amazed at how all of my professors care about each of their students, not just for their success in life but for them as a person. Being that I sung in choir all four years here, Dr. Marc Foster had a great impact on my life. He is incredibly passionate about the power of music and cares for every single one of his students. He always encouraged us to find what we are passionate about and pursue that; because if you are doing what you love, money won’t matter. That is why I am going on to graduate school pursuing a degree in camp ministry. I am passionate about the power of camp to change lives.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “Just like impactful professors, there have been many impactful moments that I have had here at HPU. Getting to sing with the HPU choirs at Carnegie Hall was one moment that particularly stands out to me. It is truly an extraordinary experience to be part of something bigger than you that is doing amazing things. I was so honored to be a part of the HPU Department of Music at that moment, as well as the rest of the past four years.”

Class of 2014 Outcomes: Molly Shore Called to Camp Ministry

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2014:

Name: Molly Shore

Major: Shore graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science on May 3, with a minor in Music.

Post-graduation plans: Shore will be attending Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., to pursue a master’s degree in Christian Formation and Ministry, with a concentration in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. Afterwards, she may pursue a Ph.D. in Nonprofit Administration or Leadership.

How HPU helped you get there: “My time at HPU has helped me grow in so many ways. Every single class I took helped shape me into who I am now. Through my classes and professors I have gained knowledge in many different areas. I have been given the tools to succeed in life. I have built relationships and received encouragement and inspiration. I have learned how to work through difficulties and how to rejoice in success. HPU has prepared me not just for a job, but to live life fully.”

Most impactful professor at HPU: “It is hard to choose just one impactful professor. I have been amazed at how all of my professors care about each of their students, not just for their success in life but for them as a person. Being that I sung in choir all four years here, Dr. Marc Foster had a great impact on my life. He is incredibly passionate about the power of music and cares for every single one of his students. He always encouraged us to find what we are passionate about and pursue that; because if you are doing what you love, money won’t matter. That is why I am going on to graduate school pursuing a degree in camp ministry. I am passionate about the power of camp to change lives.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “Just like impactful professors, there have been many impactful moments that I have had here at HPU. Getting to sing with the HPU choirs at Carnegie Hall was one moment that particularly stands out to me. It is truly an extraordinary experience to be part of something bigger than you that is doing amazing things. I was so honored to be a part of the HPU Department of Music at that moment, as well as the rest of the past four years.”

Class of 2014 Outcomes: Molly Shore Called to Camp Ministry

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2014:

Name: Molly Shore

Major: Shore graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science on May 3, with a minor in Music.

Post-graduation plans: Shore will be attending Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., to pursue a master’s degree in Christian Formation and Ministry, with a concentration in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. Afterwards, she may pursue a Ph.D. in Nonprofit Administration or Leadership.

How HPU helped you get there: “My time at HPU has helped me grow in so many ways. Every single class I took helped shape me into who I am now. Through my classes and professors I have gained knowledge in many different areas. I have been given the tools to succeed in life. I have built relationships and received encouragement and inspiration. I have learned how to work through difficulties and how to rejoice in success. HPU has prepared me not just for a job, but to live life fully.”

Most impactful professor at HPU: “It is hard to choose just one impactful professor. I have been amazed at how all of my professors care about each of their students, not just for their success in life but for them as a person. Being that I sung in choir all four years here, Dr. Marc Foster had a great impact on my life. He is incredibly passionate about the power of music and cares for every single one of his students. He always encouraged us to find what we are passionate about and pursue that; because if you are doing what you love, money won’t matter. That is why I am going on to graduate school pursuing a degree in camp ministry. I am passionate about the power of camp to change lives.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “Just like impactful professors, there have been many impactful moments that I have had here at HPU. Getting to sing with the HPU choirs at Carnegie Hall was one moment that particularly stands out to me. It is truly an extraordinary experience to be part of something bigger than you that is doing amazing things. I was so honored to be a part of the HPU Department of Music at that moment, as well as the rest of the past four years.”

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