Nonprofit Institute

Community Outreach With Real Impact

The Nonprofit Institute was developed to provide educational resources, mentoring, partnerships, and collaborative spaces to nonprofit firms and social enterprises in the Greater New Haven market.

  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, Innovation & Organizational Sustainability
  • Community Seminars
  • Consultative Class Projects
  • Paid Internships
  • Focused Student Volunteerism
  • Faculty Mentoring and Collaboration
  • Nonprofit Management Careers
Our Mission

To serve the greater New Haven/West Haven Community through providing educational services and resources to local nonprofit/social enterprises in the greater New Haven/West Haven Market. We endeavor to marshal the tremendous and comprehensive intellectual capital of the University of New Haven’s students, professors, and classrooms to this end.

About Our Director


Dr. Ronald Kuntze’s professional experience includes an extensive retail and services background at the marketing executive level, as well as a consultant for small and medium- sized firms through the Small Business Administration.

Dr. Kuntze has integrated more than 125 nonprofit clients (nearly 200 distinct projects) into the classroom over the last 15 years at three different universities, while serving on several nonprofit boards. Click here to read more.

Some of the Partners of the Nonprofit Institute


Pompea College of Business:

Housed in our world-class Pompea College of Business, the institute provides educational seminars and outreach, targeted classroom projects and internships, and a nonprofit management/leadership certificate program. For University of New Haven students and faculty, we develop targeted student and faculty volunteerism, passionate and planned mentoring, and enhanced job placement for our graduates in the nonprofit and charity sector. The institute provides a systemized, databased, and planned approach to sustaining and improving nonprofit organizations; enhanced learning and education for nonprofit leaders, students & faculty; and ultimately, significant and positive community outcomes.


The University of New Haven gets $10K grant from First Niagara Foundation & the article appeared in the New Haven Register. Click on the link to check it out!