Nonprofit Leadership and Management

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • Admission Cycle: Every Semester
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: Open

Career Description

This program will prepare you for a leadership or management role in the nonprofit sector, which includes organizations dedicated to helping the disadvantaged, promoting the arts, supporting education, protecting human rights, advancing religion, guarding animal welfare, and other great causes.

Careers Available

Graduates should qualify for positions at all levels of leadership and management in the nonprofit sector. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in public relations, funds administration, volunteer management, and compliance operations in nonprofit organizations.

Entry-Level Salary

$30,000 – $35,000/yr.

Course of Study

Course work includes an overview of nonprofit organizations (NPO), philanthropy, legal and ethical concerns, funding issues, and strategic planning. Additional coursework introduces grant writing, international non-governmental organizations (NGO), public relations and sustainable communities. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, accounting, and other coursework appropriate to the nonprofit sector.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Strong human skills and a strong desire to help others will be a plus for the completion of this program. Strong communication, reading comprehension skills and basic computer skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

General awareness of the need to assist those who lack the resources to meet life necessities. Strong communication, human, and interpersonal skills. Analytical and critical thinking skills. Computer keyboarding and technology application abilities and adaptability to various work environments.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program, contact Renee’ Rogers, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7919 or rrogers@forsythtech.edu.