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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 2016 Nonprofit Communication Conference brings together industry leaders for one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit professionals in the state. You'll hear from more than 10 industry experts on meaningful topics and issues facing all types of organizations. Engage with a diverse group of your peers from a variety of nonprofits including foundations, charities, faith-based, health care, education, museums, associations, and government agencies.

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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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The Nonprofit Sustainability Conference presented by the Roy W. Slusher Foundation will be back this year at The Keeter Center. Join nonprofit professionals and thought leaders as you learn to adapt your organization's fundraising and marketing to the ever-changing nonprofit landscape.

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Nonprofit Impact Report Shines Spotlight on Sector

The Nonprofit Impact Report - the first of its kind to be conducted in our area - contains information on more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations located within Springfield city limits. The data comes from IRS 990 filings, a recent nonprofit salary survey conducted by the CNC, the U.S. Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and more. It is the result of 18 months of study.

The report is available to download at no charge.

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