Dr. William Brown began a two-year appointment as President of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) in November 2021. A longtime participant in NACC through his role as Director of the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Brown has a history of commitment to the organization’s goal of supporting programs in nonprofit management studies. Under Brown’s leadership, CNP was designated NACC headquarters in 2019.
“I am honored to be a part of a group of esteemed individuals in the field who have served in this capacity before,” said Brown. “I am excited to move forward in continuing to strengthen the Council.”
Brown hopes to grow the organization’s membership and reach, continue his predecessors’ work of refining NACC programs, and contribute to updating curricular guidelines.
“A key part of what we’re doing is preparing leaders for the sector. Creating and sustaining high-quality programs benefits the people who go through those programs and the work they do in the nonprofit field. They learn skills that help them make a difference in society,” said Brown.
NACC was formed in 1991 as a support organization for centers and programs dedicated to nonprofit and philanthropic education. NACC has over fifty-seven institutional members representing a diversity of sizes, ages, and locations that span six countries. Services offered by NACC include creating and updating curricular guidelines, shaping nonprofit education at the graduate and undergraduate level, providing accreditation services, and supporting an international honor society (Nu Lambda Mu) for students within its member programs.
Dr. Renee Irving of the University of Oregon previously served as NACC President.