At the Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, we envision a vibrant philanthropic sector in which nonprofit organizations achieve their missions and people are inspired to give and serve. Our mission is to increase the effectiveness and impact of the nonprofit sector by providing education and nurturing leadership among professionals and those who support the work of nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, the center has served more than 950 nonprofit organizations.
Through the generosity of Rice alumni C.M. “Hank” and Demaris Hudspeth, we are able to expand upon the 20-year history of nonprofit and fundraising course offerings at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. We have surveyed over 2,700 local nonprofit employees, fundraisers and foundation staff members to determine how this Center can benefit Houston, and we are beginning to offer new courses based on this research.