NPLR - Nonprofit Leadership
2014-2015 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015
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This course provides an overview of the management functions relevant to nonprofit organizations, including legal structure, organizational design and behavior, communications, ethics, managing information systems, assembling and managing boards, as well as pro-gram design and implementation. The focus of the course is integration of theory and real-world application in nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: None
The primary focus of this course is the need to develop a strong partnership between the Board and senior leadership in nonprofits. This course will examine contemporary governance theories for nonprofits, along with applications and case analysis of small and large nonprofit organizations. In addition, the role of the chief executive as supervisor, colleague, leader and visionary will be developed and examined. Prerequisite: None
This course will provide a comprehensive survey of the fundamentals and issues of marketing and resource development in the nonprofit sector. Coursework will emphasize the skills and techniques needed to develop innovative marketing plans that promote inter-est in the services, clients and products which compromise the focus of nonprofit organizations and that result in an overall organizational approach to resource development. Prerequisite: None
This course will provide an understanding of the specific skills, and knowledge required to lead and manage the revenue development process in today’s social enterprise organizations. Through readings, discussion, and best practices, students will identify and examine related business revenue development and funding issues and methods with a goal of becoming a self-sustaining nonprofit or social entrepreneurial organization. Prerequisite: None
Contemporary issues and trends facing today’s nonprofit and social enterprises will be discussed and examined. The course focuses on existing theories and practices, as well as on new and emerging topics relevant to the field. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.
This course will provide both theory and real-world applications relevant to formation of alliances, partnerships, and mergers, in nonprofit organizations in today’s “new normal” economic environment. Students will also examine the similarities and differences of alliances and mergers in the two sectors for-profit and nonprofit through readings, case studies and guest lecturers.
This course focuses on the various planning, implementation, and evidence-based program evaluation processes in nonprofit organizations. Students will integrate these processes into a course project (“nonprofit business” plan).
In this capstone course, the student is expected to synthesize and integrate the conceptual and theoretical knowledge and understanding acquired in the curriculum by use of live and written case study analysis, a research project, or nonprofit business plan. the emphasis is on the student’s development of written analytic material that can be utilized for program assessment as well as individual student assessment. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses in the major.