This course introduces students to the theory and practice of Christian community development in an increasingly interconnected, urban world. Students will be equipped to develop church-based, holistic community development strategies that cultivate community assets and empower indigenous leadership in low-income communities. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of fundraising, shared vision, and resource development for various anti-poverty strategies.
Meets Degree Requirements for: MBA Nonprofit Management Concentration
A study of the concepts and principles of fundraising for nonprofits. The students will explore fundraising strategies, including basic planning and management principles, underlying organizational issues involved with planning and solicitation, including in-depth analysis of one organization’s planning process and audit, knowledge of how organizational ethics, norms, strategic planning and direction influence both the funding and their ability to meet the donor’s needs.
Course Description This course covers traditional Christian leadership development theory as well as providing a survey of theories on leadership. The first part of the course focuses on life reflection within a Christian context in order to develop a philosophy of ministry. The last part of this course focuses on how to lead effectively in …
This course covers the nonprofit startup process and the board development. The course centers around a final project where the student 1) completes or reviews nonprofit startup documents 2) writes an executive summary board development best practices based on course materials 3) develops a comprehensive board manual.
A study of cultural dimensions of individual and organizational cultures. The learners will be able to utilize tools to analyze individual and organizational aspects of culture. They will evaluate an organization’s culture and how its cultural distinctive impact and relate to its customers, and employees and overall market. By the end of course, the learners will be able to develop a consulting report evaluating an organization’s culture and cross-cultural effectiveness and develop strategic recommendations for improvement.
This course is an introduction to project management (PM). A variety of learning opportunities are employed to help students learn and demonstrate an understanding of the various project management concepts, techniques, and tools. A running case problem is also used allowing students to develop multiple outputs or deliverables related to managing a project throughout the course.
This course will focus on grant and proposal writing covering the research and prospect identification process, foundation grants, government grants and the relational process of grant approvals.
We live in an epidemic of addiction to sex, pornography, online affairs, gaming, the Internet and Facebook–all addictions that are exacerbated by technology. These fit into a larger category of addictions called behavioral addictions which also includes: codependency, eating, shopping, exercising and work addiction. This course is intended to equip students with an interdisciplinary approach to minister to those with technology-related addictions combining lessons from the disciplines of counseling/psychology, theology, public health and technology.
This course will help build the student’s capacity to be an authentic leader and an effective manager for profit and non-profit organizations across all sectors including corporate, business, entrepreneurial, civic, and religious. This course is designed to resource the student’s journey of personal leadership development and to learn how to motivate and inspire others in their organization to be authentic leaders, too.
This course introduces students to the concepts and principles of nonprofit financial accounting. The students will explore strategies for financial accounting, including basic planning and management principles, underlying organizational issues involved with planning and finances, including in-depth analysis of the organization’s financial planning process and audit, knowledge of how organizational ethics, norms, strategic planning and direction influence both the funding and their ability to meet their nonprofit organizations financial goals while meeting the donor’s needs.