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In this culminating project for the program, students will apply the research skills they have learned throughout the program in conjunction with the leadership and management knowledge they have garnered to complete a research project of their choosing. Students will collect data (quantitative...

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Semester: Traditional Spring 2020 Semester

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This course will examine the critical financial considerations of the nonprofit organization, including sources of funds, reserve development and management, and financial accountability. In an environment that privileges accountability to funding sources in lieu of maximizing shareholder value...

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Students will explore the techniques and skills necessary to manage and effectively guide human resources in a rapidly changing technological and competitive environment. Emphasis is on student ability to formulate and implement strategies to understand, guide, and develop human resources within...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 B- October 23 – December 17

This course will address the fundamentals of fundraising in its various forms: annual giving, grants (government and foundation), major gifts, individual donations, and estate planning. Students will have the opportunity to consider the economics of the philanthropic community as a whole, and...

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This course will provide an overview of the research on effective leadership practices and the characteristics that people most admire in their leaders. Students will explore Kouzes’ and Posner’s research into the five exemplary leadership practices and Peter Senge’s view of the leader as...

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Semester: Online Spring 2020 Semester B- March 11 to May 5, 2020

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This course will examine the particular marketing challenges associated with defining the approaches and services to beneficiaries as well as the cultivation of funding sources. At the organization and program levels, students will consider the application of marketing principles and branding to...

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Nonprofit organizations operate according to a complex set of state, federal and common law that impact and limit the organization’s activities in exchange for the nonprofit status and tax exempt benefit. Lobbying, political activity and for profit activities are among the areas affected. This...

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Semester: Online Spring 2020 Semester B- March 11 to May 5, 2020

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This course will examine some of the basic concepts and theories of organizational behavior, the study of what people think, feel and do in and around organizations. Human behavior issues in organizations will be studied from individual, group and system level perspectives, equipping students to...

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Semester: Semester: Online Fall 2019 A- August 21 – October 15

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Students will gain a deeper understanding of professional writing and communications skills. They will develop competence in advanced written and oral communications, research and information literacy, reading and critical thinking.

This course will prepare students to manage scheduling, resource allocation, time/cost tradeoffs, risk assessment, task coordination, team-building, progress monitoring, and post-project assessment through a comprehensive overview of project management. Special emphasis will be placed on program...

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