Nonprofit Management Principles and Practices
This overview course covers a broad range of topics that will set the foundation for
the overall program. Topics include the history, current and future state of the sector,
marketing and communications, corporate culture and strategic thinking, human resource
development, philanthropic fundraising and general management approaches.
Legal and Ethical Issues and Risk Management
This course focuses on the increasing legal, regulatory, insurance and accountability
demands increasingly impacting nonprofit organizational functioning and compliance.
Ethical issues and expectations of the nonprofit sector are also discussed.
Financial, MIS and Technology Management
This course provides an overview of the systems necessary to support a successful
nonprofit organization such as: financial knowledge, management information systems
and data analytics, and the use of new technological and media tools to reach clients,
supporters and volunteers.
Executive Leadership and Board Governance
This course emphasizes the need for new and dynamic leadership and governance approaches
in the nonprofit sector. The concept of leading change is also explored, along with
how to support organizational and new program development, growth and sustainability.
The importance of embracing social entrepreneurship concepts and tactics to remain
relevant and solvent is introduced.
Participants select an issue that their agency is currently facing and develop an
action plan to work toward a solution.