This course focuses on the study of nonprofit organizations working for the larger public good outside of government and private industry. It is designed to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the nonprofit sector, an introduction to skills essential for effectively managing nonprofit organizations, and to expose students to contemporary issues with which nonprofit leaders are grappling. Class meetings will involve guest speakers with academic and/or practitioner understandings of nonprofits, analysis of case studies, discussion and exercises on readings, and student presentations and feedback. Students will also complete service work at a nonprofit organization; there they will gain hands-on experience working in a nonprofit organization. A final project will allow students to explore this organization in greater depth and to present their findings about this organization to the class.
- Teacher: Tracy Andrews