Application of knowledge and skills reflecting essential nonprofit competencies of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification (CNP), practical experience in nonprofit organizations, leadership abilities, and meaningful service. May be repeated for a maximum of four semester hours.
The importance of the nonprofit sector in the United States emphasizing the history, the relationship to business and government and the place of the nonprofit sector within American society generally.
The fundamentals of nonprofit administration to include leadership, legal foundations, board development, the role of volunteers, nonprofit advocacy and ethics.
Financial management within the nonprofit sector emphasizing strategic planning, budgeting, accountability, risk management and control.
Fundamentals of resource development in the nonprofit sector including strategic planning, principles of philanthropy, proposal writing, event planning, and charitable trusts.
An individualized, contracted program of study planned in conjunction with a faculty member.
Study in selected topics in nonprofit administration. Emphasis upon competencies necessary for emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. May be repeated with permission of advisor.
Introduction to the history, theory and emerging activities of social entrepreneurship. Course topics also cover nonprofit administration skills for social entrepreneurial organizations, scaling of social impact, and social performance measurement.
Supervised work experience in a nonprofit organization. Forty-five hours of work for each credit hour are required.