The Pryor Center for Leadership Development

Preparing Students for Service and Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

The William Jewell College Nonprofit Leadership Association is a student-led campus organization, under the guidance and support of a faculty advisor, committed to making a significant difference in the lives of community members both on campus and off campus. This dynamic student organization accomplishes this mission through the following ways:

Skip-A-Meal Hunger Relief Program 

This Signature Program of Impact of the William Jewell College Nonprofit Leadership Association has raised thousands of dollars each year for local food pantries in the region including Harvesters and InAsMuch Ministries. Students on the William Jewell College campus are given the opportunity to donate 1 of their meals from their meal plan each week to support this cause. This unique fundraising model was originally developed by students as part of a Pryor Fellows Legacy Project.


American Red Cross Campus Club

The William Jewell College American Red Cross Campus Club is a new and exciting opportunity for students to lead and serve in the community. Areas of focus will be on:

-  Campus blood drives
-  Education programs and certifications such as First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding
-  Community awareness and resource center for the American Red Cross
-  American Red Cross Disaster Response Certification 

Weekly Membership Meetings
The Nonprofit Leadership Association meets weekly at the Pryor Center for Leadership Development on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:50am. The weekly meetings can be taken for .5 hour course credit (LSP 261). The weekly meeting is a great opportunity to connect with other students, participate in sub-committee activities, and prepare for programs the many programs of impact throughout the year. 

Competency Development
The Nonprofit Leadership Association enables significant competency development through the various activities, events, educational sessions, and networking opportunities with nonprofit professionals. The competencies align with the William Jewell College Nonprofit Leadership studies as well as the needs of nonprofit organizations in the community. Some of the competencies include: Board / Committee Leadership Development, Volunteer Management, Fundraising / Philanthropic Principles, Marketing / Communications, Risk Management and Law, Advocacy / Public Policy, Program Development / Strategic Planning, and Personal / Business Ethics. 

Career Placement and Professional Networking
Through various activities such as the William Jewell College Nonprofit and Service Career Fair, service projects, internships, live case studies, and guest speakers, students are introduced to key leaders in the Nonprofit Sector. The combination of academic rigor, competency development, strategic networking opportunities and dynamic internship are the recipe for success for student placement in Nonprofit careers. 

Preferred Internship Program
Click here to for details about the Preferred Internship Program at William Jewell College 

Service Projects and Fundraising Events
There are many service opportunities for students to ACTIVELY participate in service projects that align with their commitment to impacting the community. We have many significant partnerships with Nonprofit organizations throughout the region that welcome William Jewell College students to assist with a service opportunity or fundraising event. These experiences often lead to significant networking opportunities, internships, and career opportunities. 



 For questions about the Nonprofit Leadership Association, please contact Dr. Thomas Vansaghi.



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