Nonprofit Leadership Center

The Angelina College Nonprofit Leadership Center’s mission is to educate, equip and encourage nonprofit leaders in East Texas. 




Nonprofit Management Certification

6 content modules of essential information needed for nonprofit leadership which include nonprofit history, executive leadership, board governance, financial management, marketing/communication and trends, and innovation. Nonprofit sector best practices will be presented by experienced experts for practical implementation. Additionally, 2 elective classes chosen from multiple class/workshops will be required. Whether seeking certification or specific classes, students will become prepared to overcome the learning curve and have immediate impact for their organization.

  • Nonprofit History
    • Nonprofit Org’s Lifetime Ages and Stages
  • Board Governance
    • Emerging Board Leaders
    • Intermediate Board Leaders
  • ExecutiveLeadership
    • Staff Management
    • Time Management
    • Executing Effective Meetings
    • Leadership Style
  • Financial Management
    • Understanding Financial Statements Fundraising and Donor relations
    • Grant Writing
  • Marketing/Communication
    • Plan
    • Administration/maintenance
    • Database management
    • Public Relations
  • Trends and Innovation


  • Developed based on annual theme and nonprofit needs
  • Develop cycle of courses that supports other WCE programs
  • Marketed as professional development and nonprofit management certificate classes



Professional Development Classes

  • Workshops
    • Developed in partnership with AC Workforce/Continuing Education Department
  • Certifications
    • QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suites, Google Suite
    • Developed in partnership with AC Workforce/Continuing Education and SBDC


  • Links on NPLC website to resources
  • Angelina College Nonprofit library
    • Grants research
    • Resource lending


  • Provided by experienced East Texas experts

Board Bank inclusion

  • Classes
    • Board Governance
    • Nonprofit History
    • Financial Management



Annual conference

NPLC database




  1. Board Source
  2. Network for Good
  3. Angelina Small Business Development Center
  4. LIFE
  5. Texas Nonprofits
  6. Community Action
  7. Interagency Coalition Brochure



Donna Busler

Director, Nonprofit Leadership Center
  (936) 633-4532
  P.O. Box 1768
  Lufkin, TX 75902-1768





Tele: (936) 633-5206

Fax: (936) 633-5478

3500 South First St., P.O. Box 1768,

Lufkin, TX 75902-1768