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Experiential by Design: Integrating Experiential Learning Strategies Into Nonprofit Management Education

Marco Tavanti, Elizabeth A. Wilp


This paper provides a literature review of experiential learning in the context of nonprofit management education and its contribution to local and global community engagement. It presents three models for the strategic integration of experiential learning in teaching and learning, theory and practice, along local and global community immersions. Drawing upon the field’s literature and case studies, this paper offers pedagogical models and administrative recommendations to advance the integration of experiential education and community engagement for educating nonprofit managers and leaders in the 21st century more effectively. 

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experiential learning; project-based; social impact; nonprofit education

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