University of Oregon

Address: Hendricks Hall 1209, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

Description: The University of Oregon Master of Nonprofit Management, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and undergraduate Minor in Nonprofit Administration offer rigorous and practical skills-based curricula to train leaders of nonprofit organizations and foundations.  Coursework includes the philanthropy and grant making seminar, where students award $15,000 to a regional nonprofit, the board governance course, where students serve as voting members on boards of their choice, the nonprofit management consultancy course, and others.  The curriculum is designed to allow students to practice applied work while in the program so that their degree advances them into positions of nonprofit and philanthropic leadership upon graduation.

Research Specialty: Development & Fundraising, Philanthropy, Financial Management, Nonprofit Advocacy & Policy, Food Studies, Environmental Studies, Arts Management, Social Entrepreneurship, International Development, Community Planning, Education and Social Services

Subject Terms: Development & Fundraising, Philanthropy, Financial Management, Nonprofit Advocacy & Policy, Food Studies, Environmental Studies, Arts Management, Social Entrepreneurship, International Development, Community Planning, Education & Social Services

NACC Representative: Renee A. Irvin, Ph.D.

Representative Bio: Renee A. Irvin earned her doctorate in economics in Economics from University of Washington in 1998.  She serves as Associate Professor of Planning, Public Policy and Management, as well as Director of the Master of Nonprofit Management program at the University of Oregon.  Her research focuses on regional philanthropic capacity, nonprofit duplication and mergers, nonprofit collaboration and competition, regulation of nonprofit organizations and economic modeling of private and community foundations.  Irvin is a University of Oregon Faculty Excellence Award winner, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Guangzhou China in 2009-10.  She serves as president-elect of NACC and recently served as a leadership council member for the Oregon Community Foundation.