NACC News: May 2018


In this Issue

2019 and London! Early news about NACC’s Biennial Conference | Paul Palmer

The President’s Message: All Good | Matt Hale

Executive Director’s Greetings: An Active Accreditation Launch | Erin Vokes

On My Mind: Elevating Personal Growth in Professional Education | Laura Deitrick

Board Perspective | Stuart Mendel Responds to Amy Harris’s Innovation Article

Nu Lambda Mu: Louisiana State University Shreveport, Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration | Four graduates speak about their nonprofit interests

Membership News

  • NCSU Institute for Nonprofits
  • University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program
  • Texas A&M University
  • Australian Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
  • USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

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NACC News: April 2018

A Look Inside this Issue

  • NACC Accreditation Report: Early thinking and framing
  • The President’s Message: The Ebb and Flow of an Academic Year’s Flurry
  • Executive Director’s Report: The 2017-2018 NLM total of 205
  • On My Mind: Innovation and Nonprofits
  • Board Perspective: A Response to “The Dearth of Nonprofit Research Funding
  • Nu Lambda Mu: Statistic s and Profiles of Honor Society Members
  • Membership News: Global Immersion in Rome and a U.S. News and World Report ranking

NACC Accreditation Report

   Stuart Mendel Accreditation Launch Director Past President and NACC Fellow

Stuart Mendel
Accreditation Launch Director
Past President and NACC Fellow

I'd like to take a moment to offer nonprofit and philanthropy curriculum stakeholders a sense of the early thinking and framing as we launch the accreditation process we've been discussing these many months:

This project starts with the idea that a critical mass of dedicated research, instruction, and experience underpins nonprofit and philanthropy studies programs and curriculum in the United States and English-speaking countries.

The term “Accreditation” is used as a nod to current practices in the profession of higher education, but is meant here as a signal to nonprofit curriculum stakeholders the diversity in the best thinking of our day, as reflected in the NACC Curricular Guidelines and Indicators of Quality. It is our goal and hope that this process also focuses on ensuring truth in advertising and serves as an ongoing forum for discussing innovations in the nonprofit and philanthropy field.


NACC News: March 2018

The University of San Francisco’s School of Management is celebrating the 35th Anniversary of its Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) founded by Dr. Michael O’Neill in 1983. The April 25, 2018 anniversary celebration will gather nonprofit leaders, sector professionals and MNA alumni to celebrate the sector’s past and strengthen its future through nonprofit education, capacity development and community responsibility.


NACC News: February 2018

   Matt Hale

Matt Hale

Back in 2011/2012, NACC was in search of a home. In all honesty, there were not a lot of places interested in becoming NACC’s home. Luckily, Cleveland State University under the leadership of Stuart Mendel stepped up to the plate and become our new home. 


NACC News: January 2018

   the emergence of nonprofit @UWW

the emergence of nonprofit @UWW

We are pleased to announce that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has joined NACC. We extend a hearty welcome and extend our best wishes for their continued success in the field of nonprofit education.



NACC News: December 2017

   MAtt hale

MAtt hale

We are going to London!!! We are going to London!!!! We are going to London!!!!!

It is with a great deal of excitement that after a great deal of thought and consideration, the NACC board has voted to hold the 2019 NACC Conference in London, England with The Cass Business School as the host institution.


NACC News: November 2017

Representatives of NACC member institutions came together for their 2017 annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday, November 15.

As is traditional, the meeting began with representatives sharing news about their programs. This exchange has been and will continue to be NACC’s signature: the generosity of nonprofit program directors, eager to help and learn from each other. Learning what works, what doesn’t, and what might be in the future.


NACC News: October 2017

Agenda items will include Board of Directors’ elections as well as updates and discussions about the NACC headquarters RFP, revised bylaws, current accreditation progress, potential conferences, and sharing your program’s news with other members. This is a great time to catch up with your colleagues and hear the latest news.

Join us for the complimentary lunch


NACC News: September 2017

Please mark your calendars for the annual NACC Membership Meeting: 


Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:30 am–  4:30 pm | Reception to follow

Held in:
The Thornapple Room
Third Floor on the Conference Level of the Hotel


NACC News: August 2017

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NACC News: June/July 2017

Please join us on July 31 through August 2, 2017 at our biennial conference hosted by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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NACC News: May 2017

Please join us on July 31 through August 2, 2017 at our biennial conference hosted by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

To become a sponsor and to register please go to

We thank the following organizations and invite you to consider becoming a NACC sponsor.


NACC News: April 2017

May 1, 2017

NACC is pleased to welcome the Nonprofit Management Program in The School of Arts, Sciences and Business at Notre Dame Maryland University as an Associate Member. We look forward to working with the faculty and staff of our newest institutional member.

Dr. Heather Carpenter
Assistant Professor of Business and Nonprofit Management and Program Coordinator of the MA in Nonprofit Management degree program.

The M.A. in Nonprofit Management degree program was established in 1999 and serves nonprofit employees in the Baltimore area. With the assistance of executives in local nonprofits both large and small, a 36-credit curriculum was developed to address the unique challenges of nonprofit leadership and management while also teaching the fundamentals of nonprofit business operations.


NACC News: March 2017

April 06, 2017

NACC 2017 Biennial Conference Overview
The NACC Biennial conference brings together academics, scholars, practitioners, and administrators
from around the world to discuss, learn, and share tactics and methods that support and build
university-based educational programs focused on nonprofit and philanthropic studies. Topics for
conversation include instruction, pedagogy, research, and substantive issues in education and
administration. NACC invites papers from interested member institutions, their faculty affiliates,
graduate students, and other members of the nonprofit community. Proposals will be considered by a
review committee, and final manuscripts must be of scholarly quality.