Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development (MA) - Fall 2017 Cohort
Tentative course schedule
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Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development: An Overview
Introductory course to the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development program designed to give broad coverage for professionals and an overview of studies in philanthropy and nonprofit development. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor.
Psychology, Law and Philanthropy
Students will learn about the psychology underlying giving including topics such as altruism and persuasion. Legal and ethical issues will be covered as they relate to philanthropy, including regulation/governance, tax law, and standards for professional conduct. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program.
Applied Writing: Proposals and Grants
Examining and designing persuasive documents in professional settings; analyzing and practicing print and digital composing techniques specific to these documents; includes writing for community organizations (e.g., for fund-raising and development). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 2080 (150:080) or ENGLISH 2770 (620:077) or consent of instructor; junior standing.
Evaluation, Research and Accountability
Survey of advanced nonprofit organization research methods. Research in the area selected by student. Preparation and presentation of research proposal or major paper. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor.
Studies in Applied Research Methods
This course provides a forum to learn about and explore how to write the first two chapters of a three chapter research paper (the introduction and literature review).
Strategic Management of Human Resources
Principles of organizational behavior applied to managerial practices; strategic management of human resources to accomplish work and maximize organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3153 (150:153) or equivalent; consent of MBA Director.
Studies in Critical Thinking in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Issues
Financial Decision Making for Youth/Human Service Agencies
Financial function of the nonprofit agency incorporating technical materials applicable to the decision-making role of the agency.
Public Relations Campaign Methods
Analysis and production of public relations tools; techniques to gain reaction and support from specialized groups. Planning and preparation of public relations communications materials and use of controlled (public) media to reach target audiences. Prerequisite(s): COMM PR 1811 (48P:005); junior standing.
Readings in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development
May be repeated for credit.
Fee assessed separately for laboratory materials and/or binding of thesis/research paper. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
Public Policy, Advocacy and Public Funding
Policy context of philanthropy and nonprofit development; the role of nonprofits in policy development and advocacy. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program.
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