Successful Nonprofits and Foundations in Indian Country
Spring 2015 quarter
Is your non-profit successful? When can you tell? This course will explore the definitions of “success” and the when, how, and who gets to define success. Non-profits and foundations are an essential sector of US economics, but what about Tribal economics? The course will explore the key elements of building collaborative partnerships and an organization’s social accountability to service communities through the examination of a variety of non-profits and foundations which operate in Indian Country. We will also explore non-profit and foundation start-up, laws, and jurisdiction issues related to operation in Indian Country. As a class we will review the history of foundations and non-profits in Indian Country and examine the unique legal situation of Tribes who, as a government, can operate as or generate non-profits and foundations. What can you do to build a more successful non-profit or organization? How can your organization work with a Tribe, build a better relationship, or redefine success? Although the course content will be focused on organizations serving Indian Country, the principles covered in class are applicable for all organizations serving distinct communities.
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Location and Schedule
Offered during: Evening and Weekend
Advertised schedule: May 8-10, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun