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
PHIL_NP 315-0 Donor Psychology and The Ask *Core Course

This course explores what makes people want to give money and time to support nonprofits. Students will gain both a historical perspective, as well as opportunities for simulation and role-play for the “big ask.” Students will also explore the key fundraising questions driving organizational success, sustainability, and strategy, while also focusing on what drives donors to give, from tax strategy to intergenerational planning to career trajectory to family wealth dynamics.


Additional Information:

This is a three-day course offered during the Spring quarter.


Tuition:
$625

Spring 2017 Sec #42
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Course Materials:

Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies. Muth, Karl T., Michael T. S. Lindenmayer, and John Kluge. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2014. ISBN-10: 1-119-94187-3 | ISBN-13: 978-1-119-94187-3

Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
06/05/17 - 06/07/17 MTuW 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 711
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 37953
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 Winter academic quarter.

 

This course is graded on a letter grade basis.


Tuition:
$950

Spring 2017 Sec #45
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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: 978-0-471-74166-4

Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
04/20/17 - 05/18/17 Th 6 – 8:45 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 714
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 37954
PHIL_NP 325-0 Nonprofit Governance, Mission and Strategic Planning *Core Course

Want to help a nonprofit you care about be more strategic in a changing world? Do you desire to unleash the full potential of your nonprofit board and leaders? This course will help by providing an opportunity to learn and apply skills needed to lead and govern a nonprofit organization. Using a case study, interactive exercises let you practice crafting a mission statement and develop an organization’s strategy. You’ll also explore how to best recruit boards, structure committees, and run meetings to ensure effective leadership and oversight. Finally, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with proven leaders in the field to ask about their role in achieving successes and overcoming challenges while leading and governing their nonprofits.


Additional Information:

This is a six-week course offered during the Fall and Spring quarters.

 

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$950

Spring 2017 Sec #42
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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:

Required:

- The nonprofit board answer book: A practical guide for board members and chief executives. (2012). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. [3rd Edition]
Can be purchased at www.boardsource.org or another online retailer.

- Collins, J. C. (2005). Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking Is Not the Answer. [Boulder, CO: HarperCollins].
Can potentially be accessed online or purchased at a retailer of your choice.

- Additional Harvard Business case studies will be required; details provided on the course syllabus.

- Students will also be provided with a course pack.

Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
04/10/17 - 05/15/17 M 6 – 9 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 712
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 37955