Nonprofits and Philanthropy Initiatives
For students and working professionals ready to acquire a complete, multidisciplinary understanding of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, as well as strategies to use that knowledge to effect social change, the USC Price School of Public Policy offers an unparalleled educational environment. more »
USC Price boasts faculty who are leading scholars and experts in the field of nonprofits and philanthropy. Each has a distinctive research agenda in areas such as Volunteerism and Civic Engagement; Philanthropic Strategies and Public Problem Solving; Nonprofit Strategy, Management and Leadership; and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. more »
USC Price also houses a renowned independent research unit, the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy.
In November 2011, as part of the naming gift from the Price Family Charitable Fund, the school launched the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation.
The nonprofit sector is where change is directed at society’s most daunting public problems. In addressing issues ranging from school reform to health care access; economic development to cleaner environments; affordable housing to greater mobility; civic engagement to effective governance — and many more — nonprofits actively serve the global public good. more »
USC Price offers the Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management (MNLM). This program is designed both for those with several years of work experience in the nonprofit sector as well as those intending to embark upon careers in this area.
In addition, undergraduates can pursue a Minor in Nonprofits, Philanthropy and Volunteerism, with three specialized courses, and graduate students can select from a MPA Specialization (Cluster) in Nonprofit Management and Leadership or a MPP Specialization in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Policy, with five specialized courses. The school is also offering a new Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy, available to all students and working professionals.
For years, USC Price has produced top graduates who go on to become leaders in the nonprofit sector. They are advisors to top philanthropies and foundations, directors of nonprofit organizations and collectives, and founders of organizations making a meaningful difference. And while each alumnus has followed their own trajectory to success, all of them begin with USC Price. Check out these alumni stories to see where a degree from USC Price can take you.