Impact of American Humanics, an Undergraduate Competency-Based Nonprofit Program, on Alumni Career Paths
American Humanics (now called the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance) has a rich history of preparing undergraduates for careers in the nonprofit sector. In this paper, the history of AH is discussed as it relates to the growth of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management education in general. Additionally, changes in student composition and organizational purpose in the mid- 1990s and 2000s are discussed. To explore the impact of the changes of AH over its history, researchers studied over 500 AH alumni about their perceptions of the impact of the AH program on their career paths and their overall satisfactions with AH program and experience. Findings from these studies revealed that alumni expressed a high satisfaction towards the AH program and a large percentage of alumni chose careers in the nonprofit sector. However, recommendations also provided areas for improvement in communication between campuses and the national office.