Improving the leadership and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through education, research, and service.
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Mission and Vision

The mission of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is to improve the leadership and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through education, research and service.

Our vision is to be recognized as one of the top ten nonprofit academic centers in the United States, enhancing the nonprofit sector and the quality of life for all.

Director's Welcome

In a few short years, the Helen Bader Institute has grown into a thriving hub of nonprofit education, research, and community engagement.

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Doug Ihrke
Douglas M. Ihrke, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Focus on Alumni

Ben Gramling, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management '04
"The understanding I gained has been particularly helpful in my work brokering partnerships between our organization and other nonprofit and government groups."