The nonprofit sector has grown dramatically in recent decades in the National Capital area, in the nation, and around the globe. Today nonprofit organizations are active in almost all communities, delivering vital services that improve the quality of life for everyone.
The Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy seeks to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through research, training, public education, and other activities that engage nonprofit leaders and others who care about these important institutions. Current major interests are: the role of foundations and philanthropy in our society; nonprofit-government relations; nonprofit accountability, governance, and effectiveness; global civil society; and, social enterprise and social entrepreneurship.
The Center’s work complements the nonprofit management concentration in Mason’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. George Mason has one of the oldest, largest, highest-ranked, and reasonably-priced nonprofit management programs in the Washington, DC region and the country. The university has made an extraordinary commitment of faculty resources to the nonprofit field, offering a broad range of graduate-level, nonprofit courses in the MPA program.