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Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector

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Students may register and start the online course at almost any time within the term, and then have until the end of the term to complete the class. A welcome email with login credentials will be sent within three (3) business days of registration.

This course provides a grounding in the historical and philosophical foundations of the nonprofit sector in American society. This course is designed to help you understand the evolution and purpose of the nonprofit sector, its distinctiveness, its structure, its capacities and limitations. We will also look at challenges faced by the sector moving forward.

Objectives

  • Provide essential knowledge of the historical and philosophical foundations of the nonprofit sector in American society.
  • Discuss the evolution of the nonprofit sector, its structure and extent, its capacities and limitations, as well as its distinctiveness.
  • Demonstrate the evolution of the roles and responsibilities given to or assumed by organizations in the non-profit sector, during the past half century in the U.S.
  • Examine the extent the challenges facing the U.S. nonprofit sector and our civil society.
  • Identify and demonstrate the ways voluntary and nonprofit organizations profoundly affect the making of public policy in the U.S.

Modules

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations
  • Theories of Nonprofit Organizations
  • International Nonprofits
  • Mission
  • Putting it All Together

Delivery

  • Video lectures.
  • PowerPoint presentations.
  • Readings.
  • Other video resources.

Assessment

  • Multiple choice comprehension quizzes for each module.
  • Cumulative essay questions requiring critical thinking and analysis.

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Online 24/7

Location
EMU Professional Programs and Training

Instructor
Tucker Staley, Ph.D. 

 

Notice

Please read:  Participants may register and start the online course at almost any time within the term, and then have until the end of the term to complete the class. A welcome email with login credentials will be sent within three (3) business days of registration.

Course Fee (USD): 

$300.00


Registration Closes On
Thursday, April 13, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/9/2023 - 4/28/2023 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Tucker Staley, Ph.D. 

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