Jaclyn Rundle (director), Kate Nesbit, Julie Summers
Not-for-profit organizations are looking for talented individuals who are prepared to take on the challenges of managing their organizations. Examples of such organizations include the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Chamber of Commerce, Department of Human Resources, Des Moines Playhouse, Iowa Arts Council, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Lutheran Social Services, Fair Haven Nursing Home, Girl Scouts of America, Pella Historical Society, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, United Way, YMCA, World Vision and hundreds of others. Such organizations need people to promote the organization, raise funds, organize volunteers and spark caring in their communities.
Numerous Central College students are looking for a career that will use their social skills and their organizational abilities, and will offer them the fulfillment of helping others. Central’s not-for-profit management minor prepares graduates to assume entry level management positions in the nonprofit sector by helping students develop their skills in fundraising, grant writing, volunteer development, marketing and program planning.
The Not-For-Profit Management minor is designed primarily for students majoring in subjects other than business who plan careers in nonprofit organizations (educational institutions; governmental agencies; and social service organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, the Iowa Arts Council, or the YMCA). For more information about the Not-For-Profit Management minor, or to declare the minor, please contact Dr. Jaclyn Rundle.
A student cannot declare both the Not-for-Profit minor and the Entrepreneurship minor.
Due to the nature of this career, students are strongly encouraged to volunteer in and demonstrate leadership in on-campus and off-campus volunteer organizations. Possibilities include Christian Opportunity Center, JUMP for Kids, orchestra, drama, Student Senate, scouting programs and many others.
Since many not-for-profit organizations are charitable and international nongovernmental organizations, students are encouraged to study abroad to take advantage of the numerous opportunities for international internships available in not-for-profit agencies. Excellent internship opportunities are also available in the Chicago Metropolitan Program and in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Center.