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.
Meets Degree Requirements for: MSOL Nonprofit Management Concentration
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.
A study of financial accounting techniques and an in-depth examination of the uses of accounting information from a management perspective. Students examine the preparation and analysis of financial reports for control, costing, methods, and systems of planning and control. Emphasis is placed on the use of computerized tools in the preparation and analysis of accounting reports.
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 is a study of advanced marketing management, especially product, price, promotion, and distribution problem solving. The legal and social environment within which marketing problems occur is also discussed.
A study of management of human resources at the organizational level, including human resource forecasting, planning, and training and development. Topics include the legislative environment of human resource management, labor relations, job analysis, recruiting, performance appraisal, and compensation.
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.