College of Business and Economics

Nonprofit Management

In preparing our students to contribute meaningfully to society, the UW-Whitewater Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies provides a forum for the promotion of nonprofit management studies 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 contributes to the College of Business and Economics nonprofit management studies program in its support of 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 is pleased to offer the following Nonprofit program options:

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

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

The College of Business and Economics has been recognized by peers in two leading organizations in the nonprofit sector. We are pleased to announce our Faculty affiliation to the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, whose mission is to improve the leadership and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through education, research and service. We are excited to be participating in their Colloquium Series. We are also members of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, an international association of academic programs in nonprofit studies. We look forward to collaborating with our colleagues as we continue to develop our nonprofit program.