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Nonprofit Management

Nonprofits provide a vital link in addressing the economic and social gaps in society that are not effectively addressed by either government or private industry. Given the need for well-managed nonprofit and non-governmental organizations serving vulnerable populations, the Nonprofit Management area of study is designed to support both current and emerging leadership, ultimately leading to an increase in capacity.

Learning Outcomes for this Area of Study

Upon completion of the area of study, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate elements of leadership and governance within a contemporary nonprofit entity.
  • Analyze the theories, roles, responsibilities, and legal duties of nonprofit boards and executive staff. Assess emerging organizational and governance trends in the nonprofit environment.
  • Examine human resource, marketing and communications issues for nonprofits.
  • Analyze fundraising and financial management topics in nonprofit management, including regulatory issues.
  • Assess emerging trends in nonprofit arena such as collaborations/mergers, advocacy and international concerns.