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Western Carolina University Nonprofit Education Network

Nonprofit Education Network Classes


Western Carolina University creates learning opportunities that incorporate teaching, research, service and engagement through on-campus, off-campus, online and international experiences.

We focus our undergraduate, master's and three doctoral programs, educational outreach, research, creative, and cultural activities to sustain and improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in Western Carolina and beyond. 

The Nonprofit Educational Resources Network is designed to support nonprofits and nonprofit organizations in the region by providing a variety of educational opportunities.

Master of Public Administration Students in Class at WCU Biltmore Park


Master of Public Affairs

Nonprofit leaders can take their career to the next level with the knowledge and skills gained in the Master of Public Affairs program. This NASPAA-accredited program equips students with the knowledge and skills to address public policy challenges the nonprofit and public sectors face.

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Certified Non-Profit Professionals


Certified Nonprofit Professional

In collaboration with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, this module-based education program has detailed content in all areas needed to lead a nonprofit. Discover what it takes to become a Certified Nonprofit Professional.



Women attending nonprofit workshop


Professional Development

The Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment, as part of the Division of Educational Outreach, offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities and employee training for your staff, and the programs are designed for employees with varying levels of experience.



WCU Faculty and Staff can be a valuable asset to your non-profit


WCU Faculty and Staff

We have a diverse group of multitalented employees at your disposal. Each employee has 24 hours of community service leave of which nonprofits can benefit from that expertise. Request assistance from our faculty and staff.



Students can assist with a number of projects related to nonprofits.


Student Projects

WCU students believe in supporting our community. Throughout their studies, many of our students are involved in a myriad of projects from Health Care to Engineering. Many of which benefit both for-profit and nonprofit entities. See how you can get involved.



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Center for Career and Professional Development

On campus at WCU's Main Campus in Cullowhee, NC the Center helps connect students to nonprofits through internships, part-time and full-time employment. Learn how the CCPD can assist you.



Service Learning an engaging way to benefit students and your non-profit.


Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

Allow WCU Students to engage with your nonprofits through individual student projects, class projects, days of service and many other opportunities. The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning will help connect you with what you need.


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