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 Organizations
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:
$1060

Winter 2018 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 Day Time Building
03/22/18 - 03/23/18 ThF 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 711
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 28174
PHIL_NP 320-0 Financial Management of Nonprofits *Core Course

This course is designed to provide specific and relevant information about the various aspects of financial management and reporting for a nonprofit organization. Participants will be exposed to the complexities of nonprofit organization financial statements, including the impacts of fund accounting, donor restrictions and other unique reporting issues. The internal control environment and its role in financial management and reporting will also be discussed, along with specific tax and audit issues affecting nonprofit organizations.


Additional Information:

This course is offered during the Spring academic quarter.

 

This course is graded on a letter grade basis.


Tuition:
$950

Winter 2018 Sec #45
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Schedule Notes:

Students must complete readings and assignments before the first session. Access the syllabus in Canvas to see and complete pre-work after enrolling.


Course Materials:

Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Policies and Practices, 1st Edition. Zietlow, John, Jo Ann Hankin, and Alan G. Seidner. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007. ISBN-10: 0-471-74166-3 | ISBN-13: 978-0-471-74166-

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
02/15/18 - 03/15/18 Th 6 – 8:45 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 701
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 28179
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:
$650

Winter 2018 Sec #47
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Schedule Notes:

Onsite Session #1: Saturday, 1/27, 9am-5pm CT
Onsite Session #2: Saturday, 2/10, 9am-5pm CT
Virtual Session #3: Monday, 3/5, 6pm-7pm CT


Course Materials:

Pre-work: Students must complete reading and a brief assignment before the first class meeting. Log into the Canvas course site to complete these.

• Book: Grantsmanship: Program Planning and Proposal Writing by Norton J. Kiritz and Barbara Floersch (2015). This can be purchased directly from the publisher or through another retailer.

• Additional resources and readings can be found on the Canvas course site.

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
01/27/18 - 03/05/18 Sa
Monday, March 5
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6 – 7 p.m.
Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 710
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 28180