Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation Minor

Nonprofit organizations comprise one of the fastest-growing employment sectors, creating a high demand for graduates with skills to work for these diverse types of organizations. The Minor in Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation offers a unique program of study to students interested in a career, leadership, and/or volunteer experience within the nonprofit sector.

Through the minor, students enhance their undergraduate education in nine (9) core competencies including Communication, Marketing, & Public Relations; Cultural Competency & Diversity; Financial Resource Development and Management; Foundations and Management of the Nonprofit Sector; Governance, Leadership & Advocacy, Legal & Ethical Decision Making; Program Development; Volunteer & Human Resource Management; and the Future of the Nonprofit Sector. Students also have the opportunity to engage in career development in the introductory course and the Human Resource Management course. Coursework and co-curricular experiences prepare students for occupations, volunteer experiences, and/or graduate study in nonprofit management, leadership, and social innovation. 

  • Students seeking the B.S. in Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation are not eligible to complete this minor.
  • Students interested in receiving the professional credential of CNP (Certified Nonprofit Practitioner should enroll in the Certificate program for Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation.
  • Students may declare the minor through Owl Express.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Jennifer A. Wade-Berg, Ph.D.
Campus Executive Director, The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA)
Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
Department of Social Work and Human Services
Prillaman Health Sciences, Room 3331

Required Courses (9 credits)

Students must complete the required courses for the minor.

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Students select 6 credits of electives coursework. Note: Students seeking an elective course not appearing on the list may request a substitution from the Program Director prior to registration of the requested course.


Program Total (15 Credit Hours)