Nonprofit management offers the study of the world of philanthropy including history and current practices, an introduction to the world of nonprofit organizations — their purposes, opportunities and challenges — and the application of business and entrepreneurial models to community problems and the needs of nonprofit organizations.

Students of the Nonprofit Management minor learn the skills they need to succeed in this rapidly changing world: thinking critically, solving problems in creative new ways, communicating clearly and persuasively, and developing sets of values to guide their decisions.

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Tom Keuler

Keuler, Thomas

Instructor of Business Management, CPA

Mirachle-Rose Toppar

Toppar, Miracle-Rose

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Management

Zhang Fan

Zhang, Fan

Assistant Professor of Business Management


Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.

As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. We also work collaboratively with Ripon College Career and Professional Development to help match your interests and skills to concrete goals and construct a plan for professional success offering personalized career counseling, off-campus learning opportunities and an online job board with potential to connect with local, national and international employers. Our collaboration with Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Likewise, Mentors in the Franzen Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.

Advising at Ripon


20 credits. ECO 211 and 212, BSA 310, and eight credits from the following: PHL 202; PSC 110; SOC 110 or 201; CMM 215; BSA 110, 208, 223, 309 or 315. Up to four credits of internship could be used for this minor.

Career Tracks

  • Recent graduates hold such titles as executive director, director of development-head of fundraising, director of marketing/communications, chief financial officer-grant disbursement and broad accounting functions, program director, human resources director and manager of special projects.

Unique Opportunities

  • Ripon College has a tradition of student-community partnerships, and there are opportunities for real-world learning as part of team-based and live consulting projects with existing local businesses, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and nonprofits. Services provide real-world learning in team-based and live consulting projects, including business planning, feasibility studies, marketing plans, financials and budgets, and market research.