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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Placement (Specialty)
  • Student Training (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

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


  • Formal Mentoring Programs (Specialty)
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

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


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training

Technical Assistance

  • Design Services
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services (Specialty)


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