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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Staley School of Leadership Studies
Kansas State University
257 Leadership Studies Building
1300 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6085 ph
785-532-6542 fax

Spring Building Hours

Mon-Fri | 7am to 10pm
Sat & Sun | Closed

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Mon - Thurs | 7am to 6pm
Fri | 7am to 5pm
Sat & Sun | Closed


Nonprofit Focus

The nonprofit focus provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience that will prepare them for leadership in today’s rapidly growing nonprofit sector. Students will complete an internship in between the two required courses, listed below. At the completion of the minor, students will receive a nonprofit leadership designation on their transcript.

Required Elective Courses
  • LEAD 420  Theories of Nonprofit Leadership 3 credit hours
  • LEAD 499  Internship Seminar 3 credit hours

Other Requirements:

  • Completion of 150 hours of internship experience in a nonprofit organization (or another approved organization)


Purpose of the nonprofit focus

  • Get one-to-one support, career development, and mentoring by faculty and community nonprofit professionals.
  • Network with and gain special access to prospective employers at local, regional, and national levels.
  • Receive opportunities to practice nonprofit roles through internships, co-curricular activities, community service, and professional development events.
  • Acquire references and referrals from organization and agency executive directors, advisory board members, and community leaders.

For more information on completing the nonprofit focus, contact:

Dr. Chance Lee