The Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (IPNL) leverages the expertise
and dedication of faculty, staff and community partners through collaborative research.
IPNL is part of the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration. With a focus
on issues of local interest, IPNL will facilitate greater understanding of the nonprofit
sector, its operations and practices, and the missions served by this vital group
Our mission is to promote effective philanthropy, advance nonprofit leadership practice, and strengthen the nonprofit sector through education and research.
The Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership works in conjunction with the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration, a unit in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, College of Arts and Sciences.
Leigh N. Hersey, Ph.D.
Director of Research
130 McCord Hall