Student Idea To Become Nonprofit Reality at NC State

Student Idea To Become Nonprofit Reality at NC State

Barbara Goodmon
AJFF Board Member Barbara Goodmon

On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, NC State announced an initiative to create a new institute to educate students about the nonprofit sector. The AJ Fletcher Foundation will grant $1 million for the institute’s creation if the university can raise another $1 million privately.

The proposal for the institute came from Barbara Goodmon; she developed the idea in writing her thesis for a master’s degree in liberal studies at NC State. The goal of the initiative will be to develop an institute that would serve as a central resource for education, research and engagement as they relate to the nonprofit sector. The academic program will include courses in the undergraduate and graduate levels of study and will rely heavily on collaborations with nonprofits.

The institute will be part of the NC State College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS).

“We want our students to leave the university excited about making a difference in their communities,” said CHASS Dean Dr. Linda P. Brady. “Our new program will educate the next generation of nonprofit leaders, and build collaborative relationships that use research and resources to strengthen the nonprofit sector in North Carolina.”

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