Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research, LSUS

INAR strives to elevate the future of the nonprofit sector through transformative education, impactful research, and professional development.


Mission, Goals, and Objectives

INAR offers three programmatic areas: academics, research, and professional development.

I.               Academics

INAR’s academic programs include:

·       Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Administration (launching in 2023)

·       Minor in Nonprofit Administration

·       Certificate in Nonprofit Administration (launching in 2023 – online – undergraduate and graduate)

·       Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration (online & accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council)


II.              Research

INAR conducts research through a fee or grant basis to support nonprofits in the region and specializes in:

·       Customer and employee satisfaction surveys

·       Customized promotional exams

·       Focus groups

·       Program evaluations

·       Community impact studies

·       And, more.


Many projects utilize INAR’s telephone call center and web-based survey software.


III.            Professional Development

INAR offers professional development through non-credit courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and consulting. INAR, in partnership with LSUS Continuing Education, offers online non-credit certificates:

·       Nonprofit Leadership

·       People Management

·       Nonprofit Financial Management

·       Grant writing

·       External Relations

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Industry
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists

Management Issues

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Call Center Services
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training

Technical Assistance

  • Design Services
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Stacey Hargis