A central purpose and responsibility of the Bush School is to prepare talented students to be capable and effective managers and leaders. Bush School graduates work in nonprofits that are addressing some of the state’s and the world’s most pressing problems. These organizations need capable and dedicated individuals that can plan programs that achieve outcomes, raise funds to sustain operations, monitor finances for ethical accountability, and support transparent governance.
The CNP will significantly add to students’ learning through providing opportunities for practical experience and for engagement with nonprofit leaders. The center will also enhance the experience of Bush School students in the area of nonprofit studies and attract more high quality students to nonprofit studies at the Bush School. The purpose is to strengthen students’ ability to step into responsible positions upon graduation and to give them the perspectives needed to provide leadership within organizations and to address important public problems.