BUSM 276 Introduction to Non-Profit Management

This course applies management concepts and approaches to nonprofit organizations. Additionally, this course explores the characteristics of effective and ethical management and leadership in nonprofit organizations, and examines the roles of the executive director, the board, staff and volunteers. The course also explores the relationship of grant writing to an organization’s strategy for fundraising, and outlines the six stages of grant writing and highlighting grant writing best practices.

Credits

3 Credits

BUSM 276Introduction to Non-Profit Management

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Business Management & Entrepreneurship

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Semester Contact Hours Clinical

0

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course applies management concepts and approaches to nonprofit organizations. Additionally, this course explores the characteristics of effective and ethical management and leadership in nonprofit organizations, and examines the roles of the executive director, the board, staff and volunteers. The course also explores the relationship of grant writing to an organization’s strategy for fundraising, and outlines the six stages of grant writing and highlighting grant writing best practices.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

BUSM 261: Introduction to Non-Profit Management Students will… RPG MTL SLO1. Describe the governance of nonprofits, including the types of boards and the relationship between boards and executive directors 13, 16 Understand SLO2. Explain how nonprofits establish their vision and strategic direction 3, 5, 13 Understand SLO3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of servant leadership 5, 7, 8, 13 Evaluate SLO4. Discuss how nonprofit managers supervise staff and volunteers 2, 3, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16 Apply SLO5. Outline key financial issues facing nonprofits 3, 12 Analyze SLO6: Explain the basics of nonprofit fundraising and plan a fundraising event 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 16 Create SLO7: Outline the grant writing process and write a grant proposal 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 Create SLO8: Outline methods for assessing nonprofit performance 3, 4, 12, 13 Analyze

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Assignment Type Title Student Learning Outcomes(s) Quiz Chapter 1 1, 7 Quiz Chapter 2 1, 2 Quiz Chapter 3 2, 3, 4 Quiz Chapter 4 2, 4 Quiz Chapter 5 3, 4 Quiz Chapter 6 5, 7, 8 Quiz Chapter 7 2, 8 Quiz Chapter 8 2, 3, 4, 8 Quiz Chapter 9 3, 4 Quiz Chapter 10 2, 6, 7 Quiz Chapter 11 2, 6 Quiz Chapter 12 1, 5, 8 Quiz Chapter 13 1, 8 Quiz Chapter 14 5, 8 Quiz Chapter 15 1, 2 Discussion Nonprofit Management- Duties and Compensation 1, 5 Discussion Reviewing Grant Proposals 2, 7 Discussion Nonprofit Selection 1, 2, 3 Discussion Profit vs. Nonprofit Higher Education 5 Discussion Grant Writing Skills 1, 7 Discussion Researching Grant Information 7 Discussion Writing Skills 7 Discussion Ethics in Nonprofit Decision Making 1, 8 Discussion Issues in Higher Education 5 Discussion Case Study - Strive 2, 3, 4 Discussion Ethics of Conditional Donations 5, 8 Discussion Small vs. Large Nonprofit Organizations 1, 5, 8 Discussion Case Study – Hull House 5, 8 Discussion Grant Proposal Peer Reviews 7 Project Grant Research 7 Project Grant Proposal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Project Plan a Fundraising Event 2, 4, 6 Project Grant Management Plan 1, 4, 8 Exam Final Exam 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Required Text

1. 2.

Required Materials

Required Activities

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Assignment Type Title Student Learning Outcomes(s) Quiz Chapter 1 1, 7 Quiz Chapter 2 1, 2 Quiz Chapter 3 2, 3, 4 Quiz Chapter 4 2, 4 Quiz Chapter 5 3, 4 Quiz Chapter 6 5, 7, 8 Quiz Chapter 7 2, 8 Quiz Chapter 8 2, 3, 4, 8 Quiz Chapter 9 3, 4 Quiz Chapter 10 2, 6, 7 Quiz Chapter 11 2, 6 Quiz Chapter 12 1, 5, 8 Quiz Chapter 13 1, 8 Quiz Chapter 14 5, 8 Quiz Chapter 15 1, 2 Discussion Nonprofit Management- Duties and Compensation 1, 5 Discussion Reviewing Grant Proposals 2, 7 Discussion Nonprofit Selection 1, 2, 3 Discussion Profit vs. Nonprofit Higher Education 5 Discussion Grant Writing Skills 1, 7 Discussion Researching Grant Information 7 Discussion Writing Skills 7 Discussion Ethics in Nonprofit Decision Making 1, 8 Discussion Issues in Higher Education 5 Discussion Case Study - Strive 2, 3, 4 Discussion Ethics of Conditional Donations 5, 8 Discussion Small vs. Large Nonprofit Organizations 1, 5, 8 Discussion Case Study – Hull House 5, 8 Discussion Grant Proposal Peer Reviews 7 Project Grant Research 7 Project Grant Proposal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Project Plan a Fundraising Event 2, 4, 6 Project Grant Management Plan 1, 4, 8 Exam Final Exam 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 1. 2. 1. 2.