​Signature Programs

woman writing on white board Caster Family Center For Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research

The Caster Center provides research, evaluation and consulting services that build the leadership and strategic- and evaluative-thinking capacity of the local nonprofit sector.

woman posing with positive messages painted on arms Conscious Leadership Academy

Our Conscious Leadership Academy draws from USD faculty experts and students to provide individualized leadership training, coaching and consulting that promotes social change for the common good.

group of San Diego leaders The Hub at The Nonprofit Institute The Hub provides environment and social justice research, trainings, and resources to advance solutions and facilitate collaboration among regional leaders and organizations.
symposium session with presenatation Governance Symposium and State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit

Each year, NPI assembles an array of seminars and workshops to facilitate conversations around nonprofit board governance, as well as the latest trends and issues for nonprofits and philanthropy.

group of newly graduated students with professor Nonprofit Degree Programs and Certificates

There are several degree programs and certificates offered in the nonprofit space, through the Department of Leadership Studies. 

Community Partner Programs

The Nonprofit Institute is home to a variety of programs dedicated to developing leaders who are prepared to meet the complex challenges they face in their communities, social circles, and the global context of today's organizations.