Here’s What We See: Competency-Based Education Can Solve the Nonprofit Disciplinary Conundrum

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/JNEL-11777

Keywords:

Competencies, competency-based learning, nonprofit degrees, nonprofit education

Abstract

Multiple disciplines and numerous theoretical foundations built the basis for study of nonprofit organizations. This article explores the disciplinary debate with data from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance about the majors of students earning the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential over the last 10 years. Our analysis suggests that with a focus on the competencies needed for practice, nonprofit education works in any discipline. Embedding a competency-based, applied pedagogy allows many disciplines to ensure successful outcomes for students.

Author Biography

Susan T. Schmidt, Early Childhood Innovation Center, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Susan T. Schmidt, MPA, CNP

Early Childhood Innovation Center, University of Missouri, Kansas City

References

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Published

2023-10-05