College of Business and Economics

Nonprofit Management

In preparing our students to contribute meaningfully to society, the UW-Whitewater Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies promotes the study and practice of nonprofit management at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and within the larger community. Its aim is to encourage research, expand educational opportunities, and grow technical assistance capacity to support the nonprofit sector in the region. The Institute supports community engagement, student development, and faculty research. Visit the the Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies website for more information.  

If you are interested in pursuing a nonprofit management minor or emphasis, please visit CoBE Advising in Hyland 1200. Their drop-in hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, or you can call them any time during regular office hours at 262-472-4900.  Please also feel free to reach out to the Nonprofit Management academic team at

The College of Business and Economics offers the following Nonprofit program options:

The following are key faculty/instructors/staff in the Nonprofit Management program:

  • Dr. Ruth K. Hansen, Director, Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies
  • Megan Matthews, Internship Coordinator, Nonprofit Management Program
  • Kristen Burton, Administrative Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Management Program

Memberships and Affiliations

We keep abreast of the latest developments in managing nonprofit organizations, and contribute to the development of the field. We are a member institution of: