Program Courses

PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus in accordance with University guidelines . Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

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PHIL_NP 330-0 : Legal Issues in Philanthropy: The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations in Illinois


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.


Registered students can access their online course site here. An activated NetID and password is required for login. *Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.

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

Spring 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
04/05/22 - 05/03/22Tu
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 43
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Winters, Paul
Remote Campus
Schedule Notes :

In order to limit our community’s exposure to COVID-19, this course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom, on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

All times listed CST

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Course Materials :

Materials will be provided during class.

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