Intro to Nonprofit Agencies
An overview of the historical background, development, role, auspices, organization and purposes of nonprofit agencies. Special emphasis is placed on structure, program, organizational management, strategic planning and stewardship. Other important content is related to reporting requirements, function of the Board of Directors and the relationship between the Chief Executive and the Board.
Management of the Nonprofit Organization
Focus on non-governmental, nonprofit companies and their management practices. The distinguishing features of these companies and their relevance to effective performance-based management are addressed. Also covered are the identification and assessment of various organizational designs, governance structures, board and community relations, and the regulatory environment.
Foundations of Fiscal Management for Nonprofit
Focus on the practical application of accounting concepts and processes and financial data analysis for nonprofit organizations. The importance of the management of business information systems will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on how these basic concepts are used in today’s nonprofit organizational environments.
Advocacy and Public Policy
Focuses on the knowledge needed to understand and apply processes for making business decisions for nonprofit companies. Emphasis is placed on the role unique relationship nonprofit organizations have with the U.S. economy. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking skills.
Fundraising for Nonprofits
Focus on developing relationships with private and institutional donors. Students will learn the keys to effective grant proposal writing and endowment management skills.