Introduction to Nonprofit Management 2020

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There are many differences between nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. Before delving into the details of nonprofit management, this course serves as a critical introduction to the fundamentals of nonprofit organizations. You will gain an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the issues that leaders face in this exciting and growing field. You will also be exposed to the major areas of responsibility for nonprofit leaders, including strategy, managing employees and volunteers, fundraising, grant writing, board governance, marketing, innovation, and social media.

Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the purpose and structure of the nonprofit sector
  • Describe the governance of nonprofits, including the types of boards and the relationship between boards and executive directors
  • Explain how nonprofits establish their vision and strategic direction
  • Describe the nonprofit leadership role and what it entails
  • Discuss servant leadership
  • Outline key ethical issues faced by nonprofits
  • Discuss how nonprofits managers handle staff and volunteers
  • Outline the key financial issues facing nonprofits
  • Describe the key legal issues facing nonprofits
  • Discuss the importance of marketing and communication for a nonprofit
  • Explain the basics of nonprofit fundraising
  • Outline the grant writing process
  • Discuss the growing importance of social media for nonprofits
  • Define and explain social entrepreneurship and social innovation
  • Outline methods for assessing nonprofit performance
  • Discuss trends impacting nonprofits now and in the future
Estimated length of course: 5 hours

Course completion deadline: 30 days after registration

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Introduction to Nonprofit Management 2020