The Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Drury University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership provides public relations and integrated communications services to support area nonprofit organizations in fulfilling their missions and achieving their goals. The center serves 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

The 2018 Volunteer Ozarks Workshop, presented by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and GO LEAD, will bring together industry experts and community leaders to present on a variety of topics related to volunteerism and leading successful volunteer programs. No matter what stage of the volunteer management process you're in, this event will help answer your questions and connect you with the resources you need to succeed! Join us on Thursday, May 31 from 9 a.m – 4 p.m. at the Darr Agricultural Center in Springfield, MO.

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The first annual Southwest Missouri Nonprofit Excellence Awards were held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. These awards honored the passionate individuals who play an important role in improving our communities through nonprofit organizations. 

About the Awards     2018 Winners

Drury University and Missouri State University are conducting a joint research study to better understand poverty in the Springfield area. Information from the surveys will be used to produce a community report, which will be distributed in print and electronically.

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This study serves as a companion report to Drury University’s 2014 Nonprofit Impact Study and focuses on congregations as part of the nonprofit sector and their engagement in social services, volunteer activity, and other forms of civic activity. It also complements the Missouri State University studies on social capital and civic engagement by exploring how congregations foster member interaction (bonding social capital) and member engagement with the community (bridging social capital).

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Master in Nonprofit and Civic Leadership

As the nonprofit and civic sectors experience rapid growth in scope and influence, there is an increasing need for well-trained men and women who can lead with passion and strategy. The Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership is an interdisciplinary program that brings students together with hands-on experience.

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"Volunteerism: A Study of the Springfield Area" Available for Download

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership presents "Volunteerism: A Study of the Springfield Area," an in-depth look at the significant impact of volunteerism. The 30-page study explores who volunteers are (demographics), what they do, their motives for giving, and the importance of their contributions.
It also examines how nonprofit and civic organizations rely on volunteers.

The report is available to download at no charge.

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