Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership

About the Center

The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership inspires the next generation of leaders to create and seize opportunities to achieve social impact across sectors. We are ranked #3 in Best Business Schools Specialty Rankings for Nonprofit (US News & World Report 2012). Download our Brochure


Student learning is at the core of our mission. We offer a robust portfolio of courses taught by a distinguished faculty of practitioners, researchers and established leaders in the field.

Experiential Learning

An array of hands-on fieldwork opportunities for students to grapple with the issues facing the nonprofit and public sectors. Students strengthen their skills while developing mission-critical projects for leading edge organizations.


The Center conducts research on cutting edge issues including multi-sector leadership, nonprofit networks, social capital and social impact assessment.

Career Development

The Center offers career advising, mentoring and networking opportunities to assist students and alumni to reach their goals and to found, lead, manage and govern in and across the nonprofit, public and private sectors.


Our Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speakers Series brings together thought leaders from the philanthropic community with Haas students and alumni in a yearlong speaker series that tackles cutting-edge issues and explores best practices for social impact. 

Nora Silver
(510) 642-1625
Mailing address

Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas School of Business, S545 Student Services Building #1900, Berkeley, CA 94720-1900