Nonprofit Administration Courses

NPA  616 - Career Contributions: Applying the Program (4)

Students complete a professional portfolio and evaluate a nonprofit program as part of their capstone project. The portfolio features student competencies acquired during the academic program and the nonprofit program evaluation demonstrates the student's ability to consult, assess, and improve the social impact of the organization.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  638 - Organizational Effectiveness: Management and Leadership (4)

Reviews both theories and practices of organizational change management through leadership issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  671 - Navigating and Negotiating in the Nonprofit Sector (4)

Examines the nature, place and role of the nonprofit sector in relation to the evolution of philanthropy in the United States and contemporary trends across sectors.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  672 - Telling Your Story: Marketing (4)

Considers the principles and practices of marketing and public relations as applied to the needs of nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  673 - Developing Resources: Fundraising (4)

Studies the principles and practices of fundraising and long- term development planning for nonprofit organizations. It explores new strategies for nonprofit innovation, social investment, and sustainable impact.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  674 - Legal Issues in Nonprofits: People, Policies, and Program (2)

Familiarizes students with a range of legal obligations and restrictions affecting nonprofit organizations, including corporate law, directors' and officers' obligations, liability and risk management, contracts, state charitable solicitation rules, tax exemption and reporting requirements, lobbying restrictions, and electoral participation.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  675 - Leveraging Financial Resources (4)

Introduces students to a broad range of financial management fund accounting, budgeting, cash-flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants, and contracts as applied to nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  677 - Strategy and Governance for Social Impact (4)

Investigates the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit governing boards, the function and methodology of strategic planning, and the measurement of organizational effectiveness in nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  678 - Leading Social Change: Institutions and Policy (2)

Explores the role of nonprofit organizations in the formation and implementation of public policy in the United States, including the political functions of the nonprofit sector, the implementation of government programs by nonprofit organizations, and the roles of nonprofit advocacy and lobbying in government decision-making.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  681 - Measuring Success: Program Evaluation (3 - 4)

Introduces methodologies of measuring performance in nonprofit organizations and examines various techniques of program evaluation used to determine the outcomes of nonprofit programs.
• Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors;

NPA  682 - Earned Income and Government Contracting (2)

Considers the role and methodology of earned income in funding nonprofit organizations and explores the role of government contracting in the provision of services by nonprofit organizations.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; Restrictions exclude Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  683 - International Lessons and Models: NGOs and Nonprofits (2)

Surveys organizational practices of global civil society and international non-governmental organizations engaged in key areas such as sustainable development, fair trade, women empowerment, human rights, forced migration, international development and human security.
• Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors;

NPA  684 - Career Contributions: Applying the Program (3)

In this final course in the MNA program, students complete a portfolio that integrates their learning from the entire program and encapsulates the results of their work. The portfolio provides students with documentation of their knowledge which can be shown to prospective or current employers.
Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; • Restricted to Graduate (Masters) class;

NPA  685 - Cross-Sector Leadership (3)

Students learn how to improve their understanding and capacity to lead across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The course builds on the student's leadership skills and knowledge to design, negotiate, manage, navigate, and evaluate programs, policies, initiatives, and projects that have a cross-sectoral dimension. The premise of this course is that successful leadership development is by design and cross-sector leadership is central to placed-based approaches, not only in the United States, but also globally.

NPA  699 - Directed Study or Special Offering (1 - 3)

By special arrangement.
College restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. ; Degree restricted to Master of Nonprofit Admin. ; • Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Nonprofit Administration Majors; Restrictions exclude Graduate (Masters) class;