The graduate Nonprofit Studies program in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies has been approved for membership in the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

NACC was founded in 1991 by leaders of university-based nonprofit academic programs who wanted to share information and ideas to strengthen their programs and advance the field of philanthropic and nonprofit sector education within their institutions and beyond.

Central to building the field is recognition and support by institutions of higher education that philanthropic and nonprofit sector studies are a vital component of the education, research and community engagement that they undertake.

NACC member programs are committed to the advancement of nonprofit and philanthropic studies programs that are recognized by their host institutions as a focal point of nonprofit sector activity.

Membership in NACC enables the Nonprofit Studies program to pursue separate accreditation through NACC.

Additional benefits of NACC membership include:

  • Access to a network of top leaders from innovative programs, centers, and institutions
  • A voice in shaping nonprofit academic center resources
  • Meetings, forums, and conferences
  • Visibility of each member center within the field and with the larger public

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies sought NACC membership because the organization provides a framework through which programs can be assessed, challenged and ultimately confirmed.

“We take very seriously our unique role serving the nonprofit community in our region, but we recognize the value of a scholarly community that is national and international in scope,” noted Andrew Schoeneman, program chair. “The accountability and support that comes with this formal exchange process across institutions is indispensable.”

The University of Richmond’s membership was announced in the February 2020 issue of NACC News.

Program Chair, Nonprofit Studies
Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Studies
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau
Nonprofit Effectiveness
Community Stakeholder Engagement
Building Capacity within Organizations