Center for Nonprofit Policy and Practice

The Center for Nonprofit Policy & Practice (CNP&P) arose from the College's involvement with community and neighborhood organizations in Cleveland dating back to the 1970s. The CNP&P was founded to support and foster the health of the nonprofit sector in our region through:

  • training and technical assistance that support the role of nonprofits in civil society;
  • scholarly and applied research; and
  • undergraduate and graduate education in the leadership and management of nonprofit organizations.
Nurture civil society by strengthening community and faith-based nonprofit organizations.


A nationally recognized academic center providing education and assistance to leaders of community and faith-based organizations.


The Center has been accepted by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), the national accrediting body for nonprofit centers housed in Universities.

Invitation to Participate in Research Project

You are invited to participate in our research regarding partnerships, between your organization and government, business, and other nonprofit organizations.