Center for Excellence

Leadership * Governance * Philanthropy 

Here at the Center For Excellence, our unique focus is supporting emerging and current leaders who wish to be high performance leaders in executive management, board leadership, and executive philanthropy, as well as those seeking to transition to the nonprofit sector. The Center for Excellence is a resource serving the academic and practical needs of the nonprofit community.   

Our Vision
The Center develops high performance individuals in public, nonprofit and philanthropic leadership. It distinguishes itself by focusing on high-performance, commitment-driven emerging stars and current leaders who are recommended by their respective institutions.

Our Classroom
Our presenters are proven leaders in their respective fields who also serve as mentors. In addition to classroom instruction, our students visit select high-performing organizations to learn from those currently recognized for excellence in their field. Each Certificate Program’s limited annual enrollment allows our students to develop supportive work groups in the classroom, field visits and case studies.
The Near Future
Recent studies have shown that over 50% of current nonprofi t executive directors expect to move on from their positions in the next five to seven years. To fill this growing and critical need to create today’s high performing and tomorrow’s emerging leaders, the FDU Center for Excellence - Governance, Leadership and  Philanthropy offers Certificate Programs in the key areas of nonprofit management.

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