Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations

Program Courses

To earn the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations certificate in any track, students must complete four courses. 

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Professional Development Programs

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Fundraising
LEAD_ART 200-0 Leading, Acting, and Thinking Strategically *Core Course

Strategic Thinking and Acting always appears in the list of highly desired skills for leaders, managers, and key individual contributors. This highly interactive class will use simulations and real life examples to teach you practical strategic thinking practices that you can immediately put to use. In addition, you gain insight into the strengths and development areas of your leadership style, and how your style can help you think and act strategically.

This course uses an adult learning approach. You will be actively involved and apply course concepts to actual situations and case studies in class. This enables you to practice skills and use tools that can be immediately applied when you go back to your work environment. We will apply strategic thinking tools including: Scenario Planning, Systems thinking, SWOT analysis, and Mind Mapping. We will use the DiSC Work of Leaders Assessment to understand your Leadership Strengths, Development areas, and how those relate to Strategy and Leading People. Instructor will use a combination of lecture, facilitation, and in-class coaching. You will also create a Personal Strategic Plan to help you with your next steps in your professional development.

 

Required Course Preparation:

Students will be provided with a link to take a DiSC assessment prior to the first day of class; learning activities will be tailored to each course based on assessment results.


Additional Information:

This is a two-day course offered during the Winter and Summer quarters.

 

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$1025

Summer 2017 Sec #45
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Course Materials:

Required Course Preparation:
Students will be provided with a link to take a DiSC assessment prior to the first day of class; learning activities will be tailored to each course based on assessment results.

 

Additional course materials will be provided in class.

Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
08/03/17 - 08/04/17 ThF 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 406
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 41474
PHIL_NP 330-0 Legal Issues in Philanthropy: The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations in Illinois *Core Course

This course on the law of not-for-profit corporations will take a detailed look at the organizational and operational aspects of a tax-exempt charitable organization in Illinois. Students will engage in the legal analysis of a hypothetical nonprofit corporation. State and federal tax laws and reporting requirements, revenue generating strategies (that will not jeopardize tax-exempt status), and management of human resources will be explored.


Additional Information:

This is a five-week course offered during the Winter and Summer quarters.

 

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$950

Summer 2017 Sec #44
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Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
08/02/17 - 08/30/17 W 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 504
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 41620
PHIL_NP 381-0 Grantsmanship and Program Development *Core Course

This course will provide students an opportunity to learn and apply skills needed to develop effective programs and winning grant proposals that support a nonprofit’s strategic priorities. The course assists students in utilizing tools, frameworks, and concepts introduced in class and from readings to plan a program based on a case study. Interactive exercises let students practice crafting common elements found in corporate, foundation and government grant proposals, including a work plan, evaluation components, and a budget to fund the program developed for their case. By the end of the course, students are expected to have acquired the knowledge and skills in program planning, proposal writing, and evaluation to be confident in contributing to the development and funding of programs that advance their organization’s mission.


Additional Information:

This is a two-day course offered during the Winter and Summer quarters.

 

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$625

Summer 2017 Sec #47


Schedule Notes:

Onsite Session #1: Saturday, 6/24, 9am-5pm CT
Onsite Session #2: Saturday, 7/8, 9am-5pm CT
Virtual Session #3: Monday, 7/31, 6pm-7pm CT


Course Materials:

Students will need to purchase the required text: Grantsmanship: Program Planning and Proposal Writing by Norton J. Kiritz and Barbara Floersch (2015) from any retailer.

Pre-work: Students will need to read pages 1-111 of the text before the first class meeting. There are additional assignments and readings in the Canvas course site to complete before the first class meeting.

Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
06/24/17 - 07/31/17 Sa
Monday, July 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 504
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 41535