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 Nonprofit Leadership Conference brings together industry leaders for one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit professionals in the state. This year we will be focusing on Building a Strong Foundation, ensuring that every aspect of our work is supported by a healthy organization and inspired by our mission. You'll hear from 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, healthcare, education, museums, associations, and government agencies.

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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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