|Mary Tschirhart directs the Institute for Nonprofits.|
The college’s Institute for Nonprofits was highlighted in a News and Observer article about its efforts to provide leadership training for nonprofits.
As the article noted, NC State offers an undergraduate minor in nonprofit studies that “emphasizes key themes in the field, including earning the public trust and driving systemic change. These lessons are reinforced through intensive internships and service projects further preparing students for leadership roles. At the same time, as many nonprofits shift toward external training partners instead of trying to run their own development programs for staff, the Institute for Nonprofits is finding ways to support existing professionals in the field. For instance, it has joined with Habitat for Humanity International on an annual program that helps Habitat affiliates throughout the United States, including several in North Carolina, build stronger talent pipelines.”