The Journal of Public Affairs Education and the Journal of Nonprofit Education & Leadership are jointly calling for papers for a special issue titled “The Future of Nonprofit Education,” co-edited by Heather Carpenter, Sara Rinfret, Roseanne Mirabella, and Sarah Young. This first-ever joint call reflects on the critical role students will play in the evolving nonprofit sector, particularly in light of recent global events such as the Black Lives Matter movement, polarized politics, climate crises, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These issues have significantly impacted the nonprofit sector, highlighting the urgent need for well-trained, educated nonprofit practitioners.

This call for papers invites scholars to contemplate and discuss the future directions of nonprofit education in an ever-changing world. Topics for submission include, but are not limited to, new skills required for nonprofit administration, pedagogical innovations, adapting curriculum to artificial intelligence, and critical perspectives on the direction of nonprofit education. Interested scholars should submit an abstract of 200 words or less by January 9, 2024. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by January 22, 2024, and invited to submit full manuscripts by July 1, 2024, for potential publication in 2025. Submissions are to be sent to Roseanne Mirabella at This opportunity is open for theoretical, conceptual, and empirical research, offering a platform for significant contributions to the field of nonprofit education.