​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.

people in san diego helping with climate initiative Climate Education Partners

Climate Education Partners is a collaboration among professors, scientists, educators, communications professionals and community leaders working with local key influential leaders to communicate the impact of climate change in our region and options for climate resilience.

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.

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.