About Us

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance student organization (formerly American Humanics) offers professional development, contacts in the nonprofit community, opportunities to serve and learn, local workshops, internships, a national meeting, and nationally recognized certification.

View our National Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's website for more information on this program at a national level.

As the nonprofit leadership needs are great and growing, this certificate program offers you:

  • The opportunity to develop and grow lasting relationships with other students sharing similar community interests and professional goals.
  • Excellent opportunities to expand your knowledge of the world and work being conducted within nonprofits
  • Opportunities to enhance your professional employment opportunities through your internship and course experiences
  • An acceleration of your learning curve time, once employed, within the nonprofit organization
  • A strengthening and enhancing of your leadership and management abilities for your professional career
  • These are just a few of the benefits for students in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program. Signing up today will allow you to discover even more!

The Wright State chapter of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance puts a heavy focus on:

  • Fundraising
  • Leadership Development Skills
  • Community Service
  • Operating as a nonprofit organization would
  • Hosting Bi-Annual Workshops for students and the Nonprofit Community on nonprofit topics etc.

NLA Community Council | Core Competencies

Our Mission

To develop nonprofit lea    ders through professional training and practical application of management competencies that empower students and benefit the community.

Our Vision

To be the nation’s preferred source of entry-level youth and human service nonprofit professionals.

Our History

The American Humanics (AH) concept was conceived in 1947 by the late Harold Roe Bennett Sturdyvant Barlte. H. Roe Bartle, a first generation Scot and son of a Presbyterian minister, was the Scout Executive of the Kansas City, MO. area Council for 27 years, during much of which he accepted no salary. He was also mayor of Kansas City for eight years, president of Missouri Valley College for three years, national president of Alpha Phi Omega (a college fraternity of former Scouts) for 16 years, and a vastly popular speaker. H. Roe Bartle was so highly respected in Kansas City as a youth and human service professional, philanthropist and leader that the Kansas City Chiefs football team was given his nickname: “The Chief.”

H. Roe Bartle recognized the need for competent and dedicated staff to manage youth agencies. Bartle proposed a college curriculum geared to provide a solution to the shortage of qualified scouting staff. As a result, in 1948 a small college in Missouri offered the first program in American Humanics. Although American Humanics was started to serve Boy Scouts, all of the major youth and human service programs now employ AH graduates. Today, over 80 universities nationally, including Arizona State University, offer this specialized career development program.

Interested? Contact nonprofitldr@wright.edu for more information!




Join Us

Catch a glimpse of what we do at one of our meetings!
Meetings Dates 2018-2019: Every Monday 5:00-7:40 Allyn Hall 124

Fall Workshop 2018:TBD

Annual Community Recognition Ceremony 2019: TBD

Contact nonprofitldr@wright.edu for more information.