Nonprofit Leadership, Management, Fundraising and Development
One of the biggest issues facing the nonprofit sector today is the quality of management. Nonprofits are faced with a multitude of challenges and the leaders of today’s nonprofits must be prepared to face a complex environment which is rapidly changing on many fronts. This program is designed to provide current and future nonprofit managers and leaders with an overview of a range of nonprofit management concerns and practices. Course projects and discussions expand students' management skills, analytical tools, and knowledge. Students take the perspectives of nonprofit managers, volunteers, board members, policy makers, donors, and clients.
The second half of this program will explore fundraising strategies for nonprofit organizations, and the role of leadership in nonprofit development. The assumption underlying the program is that strong leadership from staff, board members and donors is essential to successful fundraising. We will examine the changing nature of philanthropy in the U.S. and consider strategies for nonprofit fundraising for various types of organizations. The options for raising funds include earned income, applying for grants and contracts, annual giving, special events, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. Because many of these rely on attracting donors, we will examine the role of influence and theories of donor behavior, as well as fundraising ethics, equity, and the legal framework within which funds may be raised. We will also explore our own attitudes toward money, wealth, and charity and how these affect our perspectives on the fundraising world.
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This offering is connected to the Nonprofit Administration Certificate at Evergreen. For more information visit:https://www.evergreen.edu/certificates/nonprofit-administration
This coursehelps participants interested in a nonprofit career prepare to enter paid work, and will help those already working for nonprofits develop knowledge and skills that will prepare them for nonprofit leadership. The skill set also is useful in public and for-profit sector employment.