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NonProfit Project: Education

Marilou Niggemann, M.P.A., writes:

“I am a 2009 MPA graduate from UIS, where I also received the Certification in Nonprofit Management. I wanted to thank you for the education and experience I received in the Masters in Public Administration program. Because of this degree and my participation in the GPSI program, I am gainfully employed at The Assistance Fund. Currently, I am the Patient Advocate Team Lead and grant writer at the organization. I also help with fundraising activities and program implementation.”

Accessible Education and Training

Each of the programs below are available on gound or on line. The same content and instructors teach online and on ground.

Masters in Public Administration – Our Masters in Public Administration program prepares people for public service management careers. Covering both the governmental and the noprofit sector, students can take coursework in nonprofit management that might include a certificate in nonprofit mangement. We have both young and aspiring students and also many mid-career managers in this program. We are committed to the education of professionals in public service. See more..

Certificate in Nonprofit Management – Students enrolled in this certificate take five graduate level courses to prepare them for nonprofit management. These certificate courses can be taken as part of the MPA if desired. Coursework includes in depth exploration of marketing, fund raising, board development, human resource management and much more. See more..

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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