The Nonprofit and Public Management Center (NPM) is a collaborative effort between the Ford School, the Ross School of Business, and the School of Social Work. NPM serves as an intellectual center at the University of Michigan that seeks to seed and support innovative research collaborations, teaching innovations, and practice-based partnerships in order to best serve the needs of mission-driven organizations and bring best practices to bear on the field of nonprofit and public management.
The NPM works in partnership with the Ross School's newly-launched Center for Social Impact (CSI). CSI administers student programming and leadership opportunities. Through the CSI, students from the Ford School, the School of Social Work, and the Ross School have access to a wide array of student programming and leadership opportunities through a variety of hands-on activities in collaboration with mission-driven organizations. These opportunities include a board fellows program, student advisory board, summer internships, and other co-curricular activities.